RE: [guide-user] As of 2015 January 6, Guide 9.0 is discontinued

Pierre Laporte May 21, 2015

I regret also the discontinuity of GUIDE 9.0.  I used it since 10 years as amateur astronomer.  I have try a lot ot astro software, but GUIDE still remain the best for my point of view.  And I will continue to use it for the rest of my life.  

 

It keep the display simple with a lot of information available.  The Quick Info window is a perfect tool to make planning an observation session.  I use it every time.

 

THANK YOU BILL for the work to provide us a such good software and support.

 

Pierre Laporte

C.O.A.M.N.D.

 

Centre d'Observation Astronomique des Monts Notre-Dame

 


De : guide-user@yahoogroups.com [mailto: guide-user@yahoogroups.com ]
Envoyé : 21 mai 2015 07:02
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Objet : Re: [guide-user] As of 2015 January 6, Guide 9.0 is discontinued

 

 

Hi,

 

will the source code be published to fix some bug like bugs of the missing file for overlay creation on one's own? Or better to write and integrate features for my own daily work?

 

I'm pretty sad about this discontinue, because I grew up with Guide it, too, got me into the field of astronomy as a profession  and it still is my first and only program to consult when it comes to star maps, position calculations and observation planning.

But I really can understand the decision to let go. There comes the time when other things take priority and even maintaining isn't possible anymore. These issues become more frequent with age.

 

cheers,

Christian

 

--
"A little learning never caused anyone's head to explode!"

 

"Ein wenig Lernen hat noch niemandens Kopf zum Explodieren gebracht!"

 

 

 

On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:11 PM, "'Anthony J. Kroes' akroes@... [guide-user]" < guide-user@yahoogroups.com > wrote:

 

 

Looks like Bill is getting out of the software business?  Not unexpected based on first thoughts when I saw the move to the current ‘you can give copies for free to anyone you want’ licensing terms that came along with Guide 9.0.

 

I can’t speak for Bill, and hopefuly he will chime in here, but I would expect that means that there will not be a version 10.  He does say that ‘existing users are still supported’, which usually means that any problems with the current software will still be fixed as they are brought to his attention, but there will not be any additions or new features added to the software.  What you have is what you have.

 

Tony

 

 

 

From: guide-user@yahoogroups.com [mailto: guide-user@yahoogroups.com ]
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:56 PM
To: guide-user@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [guide-user] As of 2015 January 6, Guide 9.0 is discontinued

 

 

Hello;

 

When this lle;

As of 2015 January 6, Guide 9.0 is discontinued

 

What does it mean?
Does the program will go ahead with another version?
Does the program will have updates like so far?
Does the program without new updates could move forward?
I hope someone can answer.
Yours Truly;

 

 

J.Tapioles

 

 


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