XML Mind Editor - no personal Edition any more
Norman Dunbar <Norman <at> dunbar-it.co.uk>
2012-11-06 14:46:03 GMT
From September 2012, the XML Mind Editor that we know and love, the
Personal Edition, is no more. I've just had news through about the
latest upgrade which now only offers a Professional and an Evaluation
I've downloaded and tried the evaluation version, and while it works
fine as an editor, it doesn't convert documents to PDF, for example,
correctly any more. I know this isn't a problem for us as we use an ANT
script or two to do the actual builds, but, worse than this, the
evaluation version expires after 30 days.
I have the Personal Edition version 5.0.0 which is fine for editing (and
doesn't offer any conversion facilities at all) and will not expire.
I also have version 5.2.1 as well - From May 2012, which I've not yet
upgraded to, but a quick test and a scan of the changes in that version
don't appear to show anything we might not like - it doesn't add XML
Mind banners or anything to the saved files.
We might need to determine the version we should (all) be using and then
save a copy of the install kit in amongst the tools folder, just in case
we get new Doc writers who cannot find or download the Editor.
Equally, the XSL-FO Conversion utility that I used to use to convert XML
documents, also from XML Mind, has lost the Personal Edition too.