Today I hit the registration limit on XE2.
I installed it on the following machines.
- Laptop (Primary for DelphiLive Presentation)
- Laptop (Backup for DelphiLive Presentation)
- Desktop (Home)
- MacMini, Windows VM
- Desktop (Work)
Registered in in that order. I ran in to the registration Limit with #5. I am the only person who uses these machines.
So I think no big deal, I will request a registration limit increase. I requested the increase and walked away from my machine for meeting. Thinking I can wait 14 days to register no big deal.
Then I did the following.
1. File|New VCL Application
Then the following dialog appears.
I have never been a fan of activation, but I have not been against it... Until Now!
Now that I can see that the 14 day grace does not just cripple the application on start-up, it annoys the developer and reduces their productivity.
The good news is that support did respond and the activation limit has been increased. But this is just a headache that paying customers should not have to deal with.