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  • Powerbasic versus usb dongle key hasp srm ?

    Hi,

    I received a demo kit from aladdin (hasp srm with usb dongle key), i do few tests with my softwares, of course powerbasic , i dont see any problems with the execution or running. (only little one bug : converting "C" example to powerbasic)

    I would like to know if this product is really compatible with powerbasic? the answer from aladdin, never used or tested (can't confirm). I'm sure some good Guys :top: here test it and can give me a honest answer, or how they like the product.

    I do a research from this forum, i dont see a lot of informations.

    Thank you for your answers ...

    Guy

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    Originally posted by Guy Fournier View Post
    Hi,

    I would like to know if this product is really compatible with powerbasic? the answer from aladdin, never used or tested (can't confirm). I'm sure some good Guys :top: here test it and can give me a honest answer, or how they like the product.

    I do a research from this forum, i dont see a lot of informations.

    Thank you for your answers ...

    Guy
    Haven't used it. The only real test would be test it. If the product works with the key and fails without it then I'd say it is probably working.

    Of course, if aladdin says they don't support PowerBASIC, then it may not work in the future. You may go buy a new batch of USB keys and find, for some unknown reason, they don't work. Highly unlikely, but possible.

    What will be their answer when you ask for support. Sorry we don't know PowerBASIC or support it. Are you comfortable supporting yourself with the product. What about if the upgrade the SDK and you need to change your product to support it?

    I am not sure what your product does, but really consider the requirement of protection using a USB dongle. What if a user loses one? Do they pay for a new one. Do they need to purchase a new license at full value? Do you have a online lookup for valid keys removing lost dongles. Is the user forced to have the device on the internet for this check? What about the management of keys? Do you want to support Virtual Environments (vmware, parallels, virutal pc, etc...) as these will become much more common in the next 3 to 5 years.

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    • #3
      I used their parallel port dongle in the past with no problems. Only had to convert header file to PB...
      Regards,
      Peter

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      • #4
        As a general rule, you should never have to worry about "is this compatibile with PowerBASIC-developed software?"

        PB creates standard PE executables - both EXE and DLL - and they don't do anything "cute" (unlike certain other publishers).

        If your hardware or software product says, "Works with Windows/32" you can take it to the bank that you can make it work with your PB-developed applications.

        MCM
        Michael Mattias
        Tal Systems Inc. (retired)
        Racine WI USA
        [email protected]
        http://www.talsystems.com

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        • #5
          Hi,

          Brian: the requirement is acceptable for us and we are able to do a good protection with versatility is good too.

          Peter: you test it, that's a good point, you have good experience and compatible with powerbasic great! conversion it's not funny but it's an obligation maybe one day they will think powerbasic

          Michael: "Works with Windows/32" that's the information available on the web site and the technical engineers told me, at this time my tests are good ....

          Well, if someone actually using this product and have more pro and cons let us know, we always learning everyday :laugh:

          Thank you for your answers.

          Guy

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          • #6
            Have you used this product yet with any of your PB programs? How is it working out for you?

            -Scott
            Scott Slater
            Summit Computer Networks, Inc.
            www.summitcn.com

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            • #7
              Hi Scott,

              I received the usb dongle demo kit (end november), i dont have enough time , a lot of job at work, but i will buy those usb keys for special softwares (remote microcontroller), i see no bug with my little powerbasic softwares, and i not a very good software designer , you can converting dll to powerbasic.

              It's very powerfull lock, for advance programmer i'm sure it's very easy ... the important thing, answer from aladdin "never used or tested" with powerbasic.

              I hope thoses informations can help you !? if you have others questions i can send you the name of the technical engineers from aladdin.

              The price for basic kit around 165.00$ for 5 keys (the price maybe change)

              Guy

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