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Status on OptiGold re-write?

Discussion in 'Optigold ISP' started by sparklogic, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #41
    I'm with sparklogic. It is hard to make a decision to stay with a product with no clear plan in site.
    SEMrush
     
    Mia, Mar 30, 2006 IP
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  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #42
    To be honest, it's not a high profile support thread. It doesn't actually have anything to do with Optigold support. I wasn't reading it because I didn't want to get sucked into a conversation about a product that doesn't even yet exist (like I am now). The time talking about it could be better spent working on it.


    • There is not a public alpha/beta program, no.

    • The initial release is basically just to get it to the point (feature-wise) that the existing Optigold is at.

    • No, licensing scheme will remain unchanged (per customer pricing).

    • To be honest, I really would rather not get into a "prove it" situation. I'm not looking for feedback at this point, and as I've said in the past... if you need something NOW that Optigold doesn't do, it's certainly in your best interest not to wait for something that isn't even out now. But here's a couple minor ones related to products/taxes.
     

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  3. ThomasFox

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    #43
    Wow, Who are you and what have you done with the real Shawn Hogan?

    Seriously, thanks for the update Shawn. Glad to hear things are moving along!

    Tom
     
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    cartama Peon

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    #44
    I'm not sure we should be so happy.... 2 years and all we get are a couple of screenshots. Woohoo.

    Personally, I think Shawn's interest lie elsewhere and that we are being taken for a ride.

    Mark
     
    cartama, Apr 22, 2006 IP
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    #45
    Nice to see some screenshots. This will allow me to put off moving to a different system a little longer. That's really all I wanted to hear, was that Optigold is still being worked on, and it has a future.
     
    Drwho17, Jun 1, 2006 IP
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    #46
    Well, I've begun the process of abandoning Opti..... Can't wait for the vapor as I can't go into another fall/winter season crippled......Oddly enough, apparently quite a few have; since after talking to the competitors they said my story isn't unique (aww).....

    Jon.
     
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    #47
    Hi Shawn, Any update on the re-write? -Dave
     
    davet, Aug 28, 2006 IP
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    gundar99 Peon

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    #48
    Too bad on not getting any status on this. We are re-writing our own helpdesk/billing application in PHP/MYSQL since we felt that we were not confident in any further releases of Optigold in a php/mysql format. Folks, even if you don't have a status update, let your customers know that you are still a viable solution and that you ARE working on development on this project, get you customers involved in what you are doing. It's a decent product, however we cannot continue to use it if we feel it will not have improvements or future development.
     
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    #49
    Any update on the re-write?
     
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    #50
    It's dead jim, here is a thread about it, I just came in hoping for a magic release or update, but we are moving on ourselves (I don't like the options, but we need more functionality for Telecom stuff). Optigold is right now still head and shoulders better for Internet stuff then anything out there IMHO.

    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=114549

    Key phrase from Shawn H.

    "Re: everything else... it's just an allocation of priorities. While Optigold ISP is something we still do, we have other (higher) priorities within the company (obviously)."
     
    Drwho17, Oct 19, 2006 IP
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    #51
    That isn't a thread about this at all, it was Shawn responding to a frustrated customer regarding a support issue.

    That doesn't mean that it isn't being worked on. Shawn has clearly stated that it is being worked on and there is no timeframe, so just because you haven't seen anything more than a couple screenshots and caught an unrelated quote, doesn't mean that development has ceased.

    I'm not in any hurry to upgrade, although I am eager for the rewrite (mysql and web-based is a big plus). :D
     
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    Whatever you want to believe I guess, he's been saying as such for several years, and it appears to be what he does with products he loses interest in to keep people using it and buying licenses. Optigold was clearly the best/most affordable Internet billing software for a long time, but it's getting long in the tooth, and the monthly/bi-weekly upgrades stopped a few years back abruptly. I hope there is a new version on the way, but we and many other optigold customers will have moved on by the time if ever it comes out. A timeframe needed to be set, and a definite promise of an upgrade a long time ago for us to stick with it.
     
    Drwho17, Jan 11, 2007 IP
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