JBuilder Registration Woes…

Because of continuing registration issues, I thought it would be interesting to post my thoughts…

The place I work has a poor internet connection (hundreds of employees share a limited isp connection so download bandwidth is limited and large downloads are frowned upon) so I got Codegear (aka Borland) to send me a JBuilder CD.

When I first installed the app, it installed well, but when I went to register, the licensing application responded that the registraion file I was trying was not valid.

It turns out that my installation media was “JBuilder 2007 Enterprise” instead of “JBuilder 2007 Enterprise Trial”. I reported it to the NZ reps of Codegear and they shipped me a trial CD to replace it. I then uninstalled JBuilder and reinstalled the trial version.

Unfortunately, it seems JBuilder perhaps does not like having the trial version installed after the non-trial version, as the license mgr still will not accept trial keys.

So, 2 months later, I am still using an unregistered version which is not good, as I can not use any of the Borland enhancements, even the free ones that come with the foundation version.

I want to purchase one of the Codegear versions, (possibily even the Enterprise version) but I will not do so until I have tried out the functionality. Until then, I am stuck with a blaoted version of Eclipse that has not extra functionality.

About andy dingfelder

Andy is a CISO/CTO in the fintech sector with over 20 years of experience in Software Delivery and Team Leadership in multiple industry domains. Master's Degree (MPA) in Public Administration Information Systems and over 10 years of board governance experience for multiple organisations. Full bio is available at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dingfelder and links available at https://linktr.ee//dingfelder or follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/dingfelder. Andy lives in the Wellington region, New Zealand with his wife and two daughters.
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