With the current 60% discount is it worth buying a license?
I’m not trying to get into any platform wars, I’m just trying to think pragmatically about how to keep my stacks investment going for the longest period. The Studio licence would cost me $39.99 for two seats (which I need) and would then give me a year to see what Yourhead produces.
It’s basically the same version. I’ve never experienced any of those so called bugs (that are supposed to be fixed). But then again I only use Stacks pages, none of that other stuff. Nor would I use the “new” features, the most obvious ones being the notification widget (there’s a stack for that) and the choice of internal PHP server version (I fixed that shortcoming long time ago myself, so there’s nothing to gain). Your current Stacks setup will continue to work as it is, why wouldn’t it? Will the Stacks plugin continue to be updated after launch of the app? I don’t know. So… the question remains, is $40 worth your peace of mind? 😉
Both RWC and Stacks 5 feel more like Kickstarter campaigns than significant upgrades. That said, at the moment we do need both Realmac and YourHead to succeed (it’s just a bit disappointing that neither could offer a ‘must have’ feature in their new versions).
I upgraded a few weeks back, and to be honest I cannot see the value, as yet. In addition it continually crashes on me (at least once or twice a day). I sent sent through crash logs, but nothing seems to change. I am on Ventura. We also need to keep in mind that once you upgrade you are faced with an annual subscription at full price - the Adobe model - that I moved away from a few years ago for RW for this reason. I personally feel that v9.1 should still be in beta mode until the continual crashes are sorted.
Hi, for me, this version is the most stable one. I hardly experience any crashes. Since I am using stacks, version 5 did help to stop crashes as well. So there might be another cause for these crashes?
Then RW is not a subscription model like Adobe. If you do not pay, you can still use your software. You just don’t get updates for the next major release. The nuisance is that you will have to opt-out of the recurring costs by yourself as far as I know.
Note that the same addon folder (so stacks, themes and plugins) is shared by both apps.
They say that it should be possible for both apps to have their own.
However, I haven’t been able to. Another great feature!
Hi @Fuellemann that sound great. Unfortunately when I combine RWC with Foundry 3 it crashes for me - I’d say at least 3 times a day. This has been previously been reported by me and others to Realmac, but still no fix.
I am using only Foundry 3 theme and Foundry 3 stacks. I think I have narrowed it down to RWC crashing when I drag a template stack from those suppled with Foundry 3 and I have upgraded from RW8 to RWC. Will keep testing the theory…