My previous post on this topic has been deleted. Looks like people at Roli may be deleting forum postings?
I contacted Jules and JB at Roli in September 2015 to ask about purchasing a license. Now I've been told by JB@ROLI tonight that I'm not allowed to directly quote on the forum what Roli says to developers since all their communication is protected by some legal disclosure they automatically append to the bottom of their e-mails, but to paraphrase, my replies from JB at the time was definitely that I should wait to purchase the license until October when v4 is out.
This forum thread makes it look like the price has gone up quite a lot. It also makes it look like it now costs per platform. For many of us weekend and evening developers (is it 3am here, and like many of you I'm trying to get work done!) working on side projects with the hope to maybe one day make $1 on the side, I hope that isn't the case. However, the license page http://www.juce.com/get-juce is incredibly light on details and I don't have a ROLI account to check on the details. For example, the $999 reference doesn't even state the currency. I think ROLI is in England somewhere, so I'm confused as to the meaning of $. Not £? Not ...damn, my old Canadian keyboard doesn't have the Euro symbol.
Regardless, I think there are several problems:
- Deletion of critical posts on the forum is worrysome
- Telling people to censor posts on hot button topics
- Telling people to wait a month or two before buying a license, when I assume they knew the price was about to go up
- Significant price hikes
- Cross platform library that suddenly requires payment per platform
ROLI, please don't delete my post again. :(