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Offline Heironymus

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Avast for Mac Update....When? I'm Tired of Holding My Breath.
« on: December 13, 2008, 10:01:20 PM »
As an Avast for Mac user for the past year, and still waiting for an updated, new and improved version. I get the feeling that Avast for Mac is ALWIL's unloved and abandoned bastard child. Having paid for a three year license, I now feel that I've been badly shortchanged.
Shame on you, ALWIL, for treating your Mac-using customers so shabbily! I'll bet you don't treat your PC using customers so poorly. No doubt you lavish much time, effort and funds on catering to their anti-virus needs.
I feel like crying. :'(  Maybe you could send me a few  cases of good Czech pilsner.....that would cheer me up! :D
« Last Edit: December 13, 2008, 10:03:18 PM by Heironymus »

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Re: Avast for Mac Update....When? I'm Tired of Holding My Breath.
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008, 05:16:27 AM »
Please be patient! Zilog explained the long wait in the other thread "a long time ago" so go read his response there
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Re: Avast for Mac Update....When? I'm Tired of Holding My Breath.
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2008, 10:20:00 AM »
As an Avast for Mac user for the past year, and still waiting for an updated, new and improved version. I get the feeling that Avast for Mac is ALWIL's unloved and abandoned bastard child. Having paid for a three year license, I now feel that I've been badly shortchanged.
Shame on you, ALWIL, for treating your Mac-using customers so shabbily! I'll bet you don't treat your PC using customers so poorly. No doubt you lavish much time, effort and funds on catering to their anti-virus needs.
I feel like crying. :'(  Maybe you could send me a few  cases of good Czech pilsner.....that would cheer me up! :D


Hallo,
it's not unloved bastard child, it's just a child that was born by an aged mother using caesaeran section... which had to undergo many surgical (even exactly, verbatim, see below :) help to breathe and live. i was trying hard to get the engine for the next version into 100% condition for those xmas, but i have faced some serious hardware problems last days :(.

http://i35.tinypic.com/10z605t.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/1zy7k77.jpg

It's pretty hard to solder Apple's boards, 150W soldering iron was almost insufficient for this job. But well, finally, all 29 capacitors were replaced, and that strange non-determionistic behavior of our G5 disappeared. :)

regards,
pc

[tests of the latest engine-candidate are running right now]
« Last Edit: December 17, 2008, 10:22:58 AM by zilog »
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Re: Avast for Mac Update....When? I'm Tired of Holding My Breath.
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2008, 02:52:48 PM »
update #1 - depack test passed, for both x86 and ppc builds
May's Law: Software efficiency halves every 18 months, compensating Moore's Law. (David May, INMOS)