FlexiPDF 2017 for Linux BETA subforum - gone?

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FlexiPDF 2017 for Linux BETA subforum - gone?

Post by joredor » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:48 am

The last time I visited the SM forum last week, the special subforum for the Beta program for FlexiPDF for Linux was visible. Today it's not visible, even though I am still logged in. Has the Beta subforum been removed, and what does this mean for that Beta program?

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Re: FlexiPDF 2017 for Linux BETA subforum - gone?

Post by martin-k » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:11 am

Development of FlexiPDF for Linux has been suspended with the current approach (which was using WINE) because the results did not meet our standards. In its stead, we will be working on a "real" port to Linux. As soon as we have something to show, there will be a new invitation.
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Re: FlexiPDF 2017 for Linux BETA subforum - gone?

Post by joredor » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:55 pm

That is VERY good news, thank you!

I eagerly await the opportunity to join the new Beta program when it's ready.

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Re: FlexiPDF 2017 for Linux BETA subforum - gone?

Post by le_avion » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:01 am

That's good news because Wine solutions are far from ideal. I will be more than happy to pay for FlexiPDF for Linux if it delivers on the promise.

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Re: FlexiPDF 2017 for Linux BETA subforum - gone?

Post by smuser8 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:20 am

Hi,

Any ETA on when the native Linux port of FlexiPDF will see the light?

I for one would love to purchase it. Thanks.

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Re: FlexiPDF 2017 for Linux BETA subforum - gone?

Post by sven-l » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:30 am

No, there is no time frame for a native Linux version of FlexiPDF.
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Re: FlexiPDF 2017 for Linux BETA subforum - gone?

Post by le_avion » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:24 pm

Sounds like the project is dead but no one has the courage to say so.

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Re: FlexiPDF 2017 for Linux BETA subforum - gone?

Post by martin-k » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:42 pm

The international beta test for FlexiPDF for Linux never started, based on the feedback we received from the German beta testers. FlexiPDF for Linux was going to use a Wine/Codeweavers layer, and the results were not up to the standards customers expect from SoftMaker.

It's possible that we will create a native version later, but no work has started on this yet.
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Re: FlexiPDF 2017 for Linux BETA subforum - gone?

Post by le_avion » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:59 pm

If you were planning on using Wine it's good the project has been scrapped.

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