I just read JUCE 5 announcement and I have some questions…
When I subscribed back in April 2016, there was an option to upgrade to full license after 12 mandatory months. Now you don’t offer discounts any longer. I just lost $600 spent so far?
AAX support only for Pro licensing… I understand that Live Coding wasn’t a good reason to purchase a Pro license instead of an Indie one, but forcing small developers to go Pro for that?
What are we paying for? I mean, I know that it hasn’t released yet, but a little clue of what is changing and what we’ll get would be helpful. So far I feel like I’ll have to pay more to have basically the same I’m already using.
Now a personal note: I’m not “ranting” about the price. It’s not a problem to me to pay for a perpetual Pro license, but I have to show you my remarks. I feel like JUCE became part of ROLI we became a sort of perpetual beta testers. Since I purchased my license subscription I weren’t able to use JUCE 4.x for any of my projects, since every time there were a breaking change or something not working as expected. I understand that ROLI made a huge investment in the company and now there are a lot of priorities but, please, just tell us if developers are still your core business. I hope so, and I hope that JUCE 5 will finally bring some stability and give us the features we asked for.