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Thread: BC3 "Editions"

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    Default BC3 "Editions"

    At this point, we're planning on releasing separate "regular" and "pro" editions of BC3. This will allow us to keep the price down on a BC2 replacement, while offering advanced features for a bit more. I'll post our tentative pricing info later on.

    Here's a rundown of the significant features we've planned for 3.0:

    Regular Edition
    • Virtually all BC2 functions
    • Full-screen editor with syntax highlighting, dynamic re-comparison, and undo after save
    • Dedicated folder sync sessions
    • Flattened folder compare
    • Full Unicode user interface and filename support

    Pro Edition
    • 3-way merge
    • Other miscellaneous advanced features

    Please be aware that the above is subject to change!
    Last edited by Zoë; 06-Sep-2008 at 06:57 PM.
    Tim T Scooter Software

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    Default Re: BC3 \"Editions\"

    Your "virtually all" phrasing seems to imply that some functions will be moved from the standard version to the pro version...

    I logged on to ask about 3-way merging. Guess I don't have to.
    Bret Sutton
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    Your "virtually all" phrasing seems to imply that some functions will be moved from the standard version to the pro version...
    Mainly I was covering myself in case some BC2 feature was dropped, or changed enough to be unrecognizable.

    It's our intention that you can accomplish the same tasks with BC3 Standard as you can with BC2, plus a lot more.

    In addition to 3-way merge, a few other new features may end up in the Pro edition only.
    Tim T Scooter Software

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    My only complain about BC2 is FTP. I know that you don't make the FTP DLL, but you must consider doing it, because is the only thing that keep your product from being perfect.

    You must know that BC2 became unstable using FTP (cancelling sessions, etc)

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    Default Re: BC3 \"Editions\"

    Hello Eduardo,

    Thank you for the suggestion. We are working to improve Beyond Compare's FTP performance.

    In our recent releases, we're using the SmartFTP library by default. If you had better luck with earlier releases, you can switch back to the old FTP library in the FTP>Advanced section of Beyond Compare's Tools|Options dialog.
    Chris K Scooter Software

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    Hi,
    I'm quite new to BC, but what is bugging me a bit is that it's comparison speed is a slower than WinMerge, which I used before. When I opened two files in WinMerge, it immediately showed me the differences. BC sometimes needs a bit more time. But atm I'm evaluating it and it looks good besides that ;-)

    mfg Steven

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    Default Re: BC3 \"Editions\"

    Steven,

    Thanks for the comment. Beyond Compare does quite a bit more than WinMerge, so that might explain some of the difference.

    However, we consider performance very important, and I know all the guys on our development team work pretty hard at squeezing performance out of BC.
    Chris K Scooter Software

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    Default Re: BC3 \"Editions\"

    Hi all,

    We've been using BC for years and are big fans. I think most days I use it more than even Windows Explorer.

    There are 2 suggestions I made a while ago which I'm now wondering whether they could be included in BC3:

    1)In the Browse for base folder dialog, FTP Site tab, could we remember FTP adresses?

    2)In the main window, could Language be added to the list of items that can be set to display like you can add Extension, Status, Version etc.

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    Default Re: BC3 \"Editions\"

    1)In the Browse for base folder dialog, FTP Site tab, could we remember FTP adresses?
    I agree a quick list of FTP addresses will be useful, this is on our wish list.


    2)In the main window, could Language be added to the list of items that can be set to display like you can add Extension, Status, Version etc.
    I'll add this to our wish list for a future version of BC.

    Thanks for the compliments and suggestions.
    Chris K Scooter Software

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    Default Re: BC3 \"Editions\"

    Your "virtually all" phrasing seems to imply that some functions will be moved from the standard version to the pro version...
    One BC2 feature that we plan to move to the Pro edition is source control integration (SCC). It's a better fit there, and a better place to expand the support.
    Tim T Scooter Software

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