DEPRECATED? What does this mean?

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Sarel Slabbert | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Oct 29 2014 1:53 AM

Hi,

I look at the about page of Logos 6 and found the following:

Licensed to: **************@gmail.com | DEPRECATED Diamond v5 (IH).

What does this mean? Stick out tongue

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GregW | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 2:02 AM

You might need someone to confirm this officially, but I think you'll find it means it's the L5 Diamond, which is no longer sold, as there is a new L6 Diamond base package available now. 


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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 2:09 AM

I have that too for my L5 Portfolio.

"Deprecated" in computer lingo means obsolescent.

I think it's an unfortunate choice for them to have put that word in there. It usually is used of a feature or programming construct considered outdated, and planned to be phased out, but still available for use. Deprecated means the makers of the software strongly prefer that we don't use it. But with Logos, old base packages will continue to be useful indefinitely. There should be nothing urging us strongly to upgrade to a new base package or even to Logos 6 (until Logos 5 is no longer supported, which will be a long time). Having that word DEPRECATED in the About Box is going to make people think there is something deficient about their installation, which is absolutely not the case.

Please, Logos, reconsider this strong language.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 2:22 AM

Sure glad they didn't mean me personally.  I'd hate to be deprecated.  Or be obsolescent-ated.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 2:24 AM

When I first saw that word, a few years ago, I'd never heard of it before, and I thought it was a typo for "depreciated." It kind of does mean de-appreciated.

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GregW | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 3:51 AM

Rosie Perera:

When I first saw that word, a few years ago, I'd never heard of it before, and I thought it was a typo for "depreciated." It kind of does mean de-appreciated.

Agree it's an unfortunate word to use: it was obviously a technical person rather than a marketing type who made that decision! 


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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 3:56 AM
I think it means you can't have children.

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 4:03 AM

It's a bug. I have it on L6 Portfolio with L6 denom packages..

It may mean they are deprecating the display of library version there?

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LogosEmployee

This was probably added internally as a hint to our sales people to avoid selling the L5 package by mistake. Your library is not actually "deprecated"; the Logos 5 libraries are still completely functional and supported.

I'll put in a request to get this changed.

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 1:37 PM

DEPRECATED went away (server-side change as this went away before updating to SR1), but it's still reporting the wrong library version. Shows v5 instead of v6.

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Don Awalt | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 4:08 PM

My license version is now blank.

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 4:11 PM

Logos retrieves that information from the servers each time you open the About dialog. Since the server is down it is unable to determine what to show there.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 4:27 PM

Randy W. Sims:
it's still reporting the wrong library version. Shows v5 instead of v6.

That's true for me, too.

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GregW | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 4:52 PM

Mark Barnes:

Randy W. Sims:
it's still reporting the wrong library version. Shows v5 instead of v6.

That's true for me, too.

And me


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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 4:55 PM

Mark Barnes:

Randy W. Sims:
it's still reporting the wrong library version. Shows v5 instead of v6.

That's true for me, too.

Mine doesn't show a version:

And what's up with the double (LE)?

Also, it must be showing the highest level purchased, because I haven't purchased Platinum since L4---I've got L5 Silver and L6 Reformed Silver.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 5:06 PM

Todd Phillips:
Also, it must be showing the highest level purchased, because I haven't purchased Platinum since L4---I've got L5 Silver and L6 Reformed Silver.

Yes, there was some discussion about that a few weeks ago.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 5:08 PM

Mark Barnes:

Todd Phillips:
Also, it must be showing the highest level purchased, because I haven't purchased Platinum since L4---I've got L5 Silver and L6 Reformed Silver.

Yes, there was some discussion about that a few weeks ago.

I remember discussing it with regards to what was displayed on the upgrade web page, but I didn't realized that the same thing showed up in the app.

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 5:11 PM

What's the reason they show the base package you own (or at least the highest level)? 

Wouldn't it be more helpful to show base package from each version of Logos and the different denominational packages?

So, for example, mine would read: Standard Platinum v4 (??); Standard Platinum v5 (IH); Reformed Gold v5 (IH); Standard Gold v6 (IH)

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 5:19 PM

Mine shows Portfolio GK.

I own L6 portfolio, so perhaps thats the right nomenclature.

L2 lvl4 (...) WORDsearch, L9

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 5:24 PM

Integ:

What's the reason they show the base package you own (or at least the highest level)? 

Wouldn't it be more helpful to show base package from each version of Logos and the different denominational packages?

So, for example, mine would read: Standard Platinum v4 (??); Standard Platinum v5 (IH); Reformed Gold v5 (IH); Standard Gold v6 (IH)



Because for some of us thats more complicated than others...

Logos 2 level 3, logos 2 nelson ultimate reference library, logos 2.6 scholars series x, logos 3 nas study bible library 3, l4 scholars, l5 platinum, l5 baptist silver, P&C silver, anglican bronze, reformed platinum, l6 portfolio, l6 baptist silver, l6 reformed bronze, l6 anglican bronze, l6 p&c Silver, need I go on? I don't think thats all the L3 packages I purchased either - logos 3 macarthur life works, nelsons macarthur study library, stanley lifeworks, j vernon mcgee lifeworks (all still l3 packages purchased), and a few others besides.

Ultimately, its cleaner to show the most recent highest base package purchased. if you need to know more, check your purchase history :)

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