Pagestream for MOS BETA - Vaporware - don't waste your money
  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    matt3
    Posts: 387 from 2004/2/10
    I'm really disappointed with Grasshopper LLC. they really sold me a bill of goods and don't respond to repeated attempts to contact them. They claimed that Pagestream for MOS was in BETA, but that it would run although it may not be stable. So I ordered it and downloaded the Beta, which was test files with no executable. I made at LEAST 5 attempts to contact them with absolutely no response.

    I know they are a very small company, but this is just ridiculas.

    I have always been satisified in the past and already own Pagestream 4 for Amiga 68k and have been very satisfied, but they really dropped the ball here.

    Save your money...

    Matt
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    DJBase
    Posts: 739 from 2003/4/6
    From: Germany
    I had the same problem. Ordered PS5 and all I get was access to some test files. Ok, you can also donwload 4.1 68k but this isnt working here too. No answer to my questions.

    Better buy some bottles of beer or take your girlfriend to a diner.


    [ Edited by DJBase on 2005/7/15 0:30 ]
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  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillar
    MacFly
    Posts: 37 from 2003/10/14
    From: Germany
    The same here, my creditcard was charged in October 2003! for MorphOS Version. No replies since months.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    poundsmack
    Posts: 1346 from 2003/6/8
    From: USA California
    that really sux and i was really hoping for pagestream......lame :-(
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  • »15.07.05 - 03:09
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    SoundSquare
    Posts: 1209 from 2004/12/1
    From: Paris, France
    there's no way to contact them by phone ?
    maybe you guys should send a common emal ?

    sorry to hear about that anyway
    i was thinking about ordering it too
  • »15.07.05 - 07:27
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  • rms
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    rms
    Posts: 595 from 2004/11/27
    @matt3

    Here some info's which Deron has sent by beginning of May 2005 about PageStream for MorphOS, so be patient it's coming!!!

    ********************************************
    Just want to give a short status report.

    I've got two of the four libraries compiled and tested (in fact, if someone wanted to test it, I could upload a MOS PPC native version of the OS Test library and program but I'll have more in another day or two). The other two are written but not compiling yet. The next library is the most platform specific and mostly compiling. The last library has very little platform specific code but has a number of dependencies (FreeType, ZLib and LittleCMS)

    Lastly, I'm looking for a python implementation that will allow PageStream MOS to execute python scripts. The first full release will not include
    python scripting if I have to port it myself!!
    ***********************************************
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  • rms
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    rms
    Posts: 595 from 2004/11/27
    @ all

    BTW the more user's buy PageStream for MorphOS the more Deron will be encouraged to speed up it's release!

    AND I'm working 8 hours per day with PageStream (for now the Amiga version 4.1) and it's realy a GREAT GREAT GREAT piece of software and worth waiting for.

    Regards
    Christoph
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  • tom
  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    tom
    Posts: 147 from 2003/7/22
    From: Heesch, The Ne...
    I'm using it also almost every day. On my work I've to work with Word but that 's always a struggle for the documents I want to make (complicated papers for my pupils). So I make that sort documents mostly of the time at home with Pagestream. I seldom read the f*** manual because you seldom need it to use Pagestream...
    It is so intuitive.....

    Cheers, Tom
  • »16.07.05 - 18:31
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Posts: 979 from 2003/6/28
    I was very recently sended two messages to the pagestream amiga mailing list, only the one that isn't about people not happy is on the mailing list. Very suspect thing, it seems really a SCAM...
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    SoundSquare
    Posts: 1209 from 2004/12/1
    From: Paris, France
    Quote:

    I was very recently sended two messages to the pagestream amiga mailing list, only the one that isn't about people not happy is on the mailing list. Very suspect thing, it seems really a SCAM...


    :-o wtf ??? are you sure about that ?
    censorship on the PGstream ML ? that's harsh ! thanks for the info, this kind of behaviour cannot be accepted. :-(
  • »18.07.05 - 15:40
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
    Posts: 979 from 2003/6/28
    Too late posted, a lot after the other message. Very strange...
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    eliot
    Posts: 554 from 2004/4/15
    it´s not vaporware, it happens :)
    regards
    eliot
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    merko
    Posts: 328 from 2003/5/19
    Complaining on the support ML is not the right place, it's for
    technical questions.

    I really do disagree about the way it was sold
    before it was ready, I bought it myself over a year ago in the belief
    that it would be released in a matter of weeks, when it turned out the
    porting had not even begun yet. Now a lot (most, hopefully) of the
    work on the MOS port has been done, but it's still not in a useful
    state and that's something prospective buyers should know.

    The 68k version works mostly here, there's a problem with some
    missing text in requesters though.
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    Posts: 314 from 2003/7/26
    From: Chicago, IL
    I just bought the MorphOs version of PageStream, been using it for years on Amiga though so I am not new to it.
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