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AlomWare Actions 1.35 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — AlomWare Actions 1.35

Work smarter and be more productive by automating all aspects of your day!
$39.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 75 (71%) 30 (29%) 100 comments

AlomWare Actions 1.35 was available as a giveaway on November 30, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$9.99
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Fast and easy program launcher and task switcher.

AlomWare Actions lets you work smarter and be more productive by automating all aspects of your day! With no programming skills at all, you can quickly create actions that open your favorite documents and apps with a hotkey, or that type text for you, or that send push notifications by email about whatever you need to know.

Just create a new blank action, and add plain-English steps to it by double-clicking them from the comprehensive step list. When your action is done, you can assign an optional hotkey to it for running at any time. If you don't want to create an action from scratch, just use the simple Action Wizard to instantly create common actions such as opening apps and documents, typing regular text, modifying the clipboard text, running DOS commands, and so on. There's also a macro recorder in AlomWare Actions to record your keystrokes and mouse clicks for later playback.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10 (x32/x64); Internet connection for email/website actions; Runs under admin and limited user accounts

Publisher:

AlomWare.com

Homepage:

http://www.alomware.com/actions.htm

File Size:

5.50 MB

Price:

$39.00

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#24

AlomWare Actions v1.36 is now released, with some fixes (including XP compatibility) and a bucketload of additions. Please visit www.alomware.com if interested. Thanks for your comments, everybody! :) Paul.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#23

it would be nice to find the correct way how to use the mail feature on a basic mail acc from google or microsoft. (without 2 factor authentication)
Or the way to use an freemail smtp server without additional steps.

﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿

Reply   |   Comment by ! @SeX#─────██████████════█  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

After installation, there is an example action called "Send a quick email to Dad" that you can use. Double-click the "Email: To" line and change the demo email address to someone you wish to send an email to. Then put in your mail server info via the "Settings -> Email Setup" menu item, that is, your server name, login, password, etc. We can't help you with that, but your mail provider can.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Email sending depends on the mail server. We have no control over that. Sending with Gmail and other servers works fast at our end, typically less than 10 seconds for a text email.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#22

APOLOGY TO GAOTD: It turns out our own installer had a bug that was stopping it working with Win XP 32bit, and we suggested that GAOTD's installer was at fault.

I want to make it clear it was AlomWare's fault entirely, and apologize to GAOTD unreservedly.

Paul @ AlomWare.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#21

To all those that had problems with the GAOTD installer, please contact us at info@alomware.com and we'll link you to a non-GAOTD installer instead, to see if that makes a difference. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#20

Wow ! ...
Was that an article i have read'ed yesterday from The Real " XP Man " ... .. whom was from here ... and seems to still be with us (2016) at GOTD during yesterday giveaway.
Neato my ??? ... of " XP Man " .

Today giveaway of AlomWare Actions 1.35 is STILL not accepting an Xp's Os system (SP3) Now ... as was the first hour of it released.
10 times of trying to downloaded then and 10 of times of trying to download Now ...
It's still spoken/speaking ... the same messages ...
" This program does not support the version of Windows your computer is running "

Reply   |   Comment by ummm '  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Hi, the problem turned out to be the Inno Setup installer we've been using. When we package the app just inside a zip file, it works fine with XP 32bit. If anyone wants a link to this non-setup version, just email info@alomware.com for it. Thanks, and sorry for this problem!

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

ummm, have you contacted us via our website to get the fixed promo version for XP?

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#19

See my comment below advising temporarily deactivating your antivirus guard.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Austin  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

I've been having the same problem with installation as skip (comment #17), except on a Windows 8.1 platform. I've tried everything I can think of, including running setup.exe as administrator and closing down all the antimalware programs I could. Nothing works. :(

Reply   |   Comment by Erik K  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Erik K,
At my end, the software installed fine on a Windows 7 Pro (x64) laptop, but refused to install on a laptop running Windows XP Pro (x32). The message I received from the install process said that the version of Windows XP was not supported and not that the setup.exe file was corrupted. Yet, according to the 'System Requirements' Information, both Windows XP x32 & XP x64 were to be supported.
Also, despite not installing at all on my Windows XP(x64) laptop, the wrapper from GAOTD continues on its merry way believing the installation was successfull.

Reply   |   Comment by SkippyK  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

SkippyK,
Correction to my previous message. I meant to say Windows XP (x32) instead of XP(x64).

Reply   |   Comment by SkippyK  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

will not install. i get an error message that files are corrupt and to redownload. have tried three times. i am on windows7.

Reply   |   Comment by skip  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

skip, please contact us via info@alomware.com for an alternative download. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#16

What's the best way to automate programs and docs opening at X minutes after startup? I thought this would do it, but I'm guessing it won't.

Reply   |   Comment by stan  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

stan, simplest way is to use a scheduled job to trigger at startup or at login depending what you meant by startup, in advanced section delay by N minutes.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

stan, this can't currently be done. We could make auto-starting of actions a possibility in a future update.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#15

Created an action to open Photoshop and it changed the type direction from English to Arabic (right to left) and I can't change it back, not even in preferences. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Wyndham  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Wyndham, the app won't (and can't) change any third-party app settings unless you specifically made it do so. Something else was the cause. Maybe Photoshop was expecting a specific command line parameter to launch in English.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#14

I just wanted to say that I think I might like this little app, but I think the cost is too high for what it does. Now I know it is free today, but I like to stick to trying the gotd offerings that I might want to purchase later. Anyway, that's just my 2 cents and the reason I won't be downloading it.

Reply   |   Comment by kalmly  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

kalmly, we'll lower the price later today. We've had a few emails saying this.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#13

Installed fine but it says free promo version, why not the full version?

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Curlee  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Jim Curlee, it is the free full version, but not upgradable. All functionality is there.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#12

"... add plain-English steps..."
"... the app is Unicode internally, but just not for keystroke typing..." (see #7)

So, there are 2 string objects --- one is Unicode for some "internal" user (the compiler, perhpas?), the other one is ASCII for the poor user --- for each text widget? Looks like a concept in itself.

Alom could have kept the price tag at $19.99 as seen on Softpedia because $39 is very expensive for what their software does --- and does not.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

papin, due to many emails about the price, we'll drop it back and fix the Unicode issues.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#11

Tried to install on Win 10 home machine. Got the "successfully activated" popup, but no sign of the program on my list. Did not seem to install.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Krantz  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Paul Krantz, the activation message is from GAOTD. The app itself doesn't need activation at all.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

AlomWare, So why isn't the program showing up on my program list? There is no evidence that Setup.exe actually installed anything.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Krantz  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Paul, I ran into the same problem -- the AlomWare Actions installer would not start running (in such cases only the confusing GOTD "success" dialog box appears and the giveaway app has not actually been installed).

After a while, having seen this behavior before, I realized that I had to temporarily deactivate AVG Free Antivirus in order for the installer to be able to run. This is worth remembering as a tactic for ALL future installations, not just for GOTD installers.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Austin  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Paul Krantz, we have no control over the installer provided by GAOTD. Please contact us for more help.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#10

Dear Alomware - thanks for responding to the queries and comments so diligently. It is very comforting. Just 2 general questions - the program records keystrokes and mouse clicks.
1. Are there any communication between the program and an external server?
2. If yes, are provisions taken to protect information from being communicated that could be deemed private or confidential information (like usernames, passwords, log-on information and the likes)?
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Lee, the app doesn't send data outside of your PC at all. It's all local. It doesn't even save data outside of its own folder.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#9

As far as installs go, you couldn't get much better. Installation & activation quick, easy & brainless. (kudos for that--everything should be this way)

Installed on Win 10 pro x64 again no errors, hassles and hoops. Will now run it through the ringer & she how she goes.

Thumbs up.

~John

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#8

I'm sorry but Why so bad screenshots ?

Reply   |   Comment by Dima  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Dima, that's GOATD's fault. See better shots here: http://www.alomware.com/actions.htm

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#7

Doesn't support unicode, can only type english keystrokes, it can't type Japanese and Chinese, AutoHotkey Unicode can, I know this for sure. Of course for the most english speakers it's not a problem, but unicode characters support begins from Windows NT/2000.

Reply   |   Comment by Ew  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Per the EULA, the app is written only for English versions of Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. It's less than a year old, so support for Unicode is a future consideration if response is good.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

AutoHotKey has been around forever with a vast global team behind it; and it's made by geeks, for geeks. AlomWare Actions is less than a year old by a small independent company and is targeting non-geeks. The two apps are obviously going to differ in abilities at this time. :)

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

AlomWare,
so primitive!?
unicode is around for more then 10 years and this software less then a year!!!? ridiculous.
to convert may require more work then starting up with from zero.
Practically if you used unicode variables you would have nice app, but now is useless in today global world.
sorry for harshness, for me is a very sensitive issue.
I program in multi linguo including different alphabets since 1983. way before unicode. that was a challange

Reply   |   Comment by infi  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)

infi, don't get me wrong: the app is Unicode internally, but just not for keystroke typing at this time. New apps don't cater for everybody immediately. Minimum viable product at this time. Improvements come later if interest is high.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

AlomWare, yeah, unicode support would be nice.

Reply   |   Comment by Ew  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Okay, we get the message and it's on the to-do list. :)

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

AlomWare,
Yes it seams to be misunderstanding.
I commented based on your comment.
Now after installed the app. it seams to take Chinese characters, nevertheless, as much as i understand it after a brief look, it seams that actually for this app it does not really makes difference if it is unicode or not.
anyway, i had no time yet to examine it thoroughly therefore i refrain from further comments on that matter

Reply   |   Comment by infi  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

UPDATE: The app now supports full Unicode typing. Email us if interested.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#6

After switching to Windows 10 my hotkeys for turning brightess up and down stopped working - no drivers available. Can this software be of help here?

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Michael, this would depend specifically on the display device. We can't cater for every monitor on the market. We'll do some research, though, and see if there's a Windows API for controlling brightness somehow.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

AlomWare, Thanks a lot. I understand it very well. I just thought this ap is 'universal'. And I really miss the fast and easy way to in/de-crease brightness without getting into the settings all the time. BTW, mine is HP Pavilion Mini.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#5

AlomWare,

AlomWare Actions 1.35 - Support Language?

This program requires activation or serial number?

Reply   |   Comment by greg5  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

greg5, there's no activation or serial needed. Just install and run. We don't believe in all that DRM rubbish. :)

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

Also, just English for now... the app is less than a year old and new languages may be supported later if response is good.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

AlomWare,

Thank you very much for the information!

Reply   |   Comment by greg5  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#4

Help download will not run setup,
Software Informer pops up saying "Activating" closes then new Software Informer popup "Successfully Activated"
Install never runs.
Turn off Firewall but didn't help

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by OldCityCat  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

OldCityCat, sounds like something GAOTD is causing after wrapping our app in their installer. Unforunately we have no control over that.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#3

Compared to Autohotkey, this looks like a toy.. Pass

Reply   |   Comment by pleaseexpplain  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

Looks can be deceiving. :) It's very powerful under the hood.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#2

For active AutoHotkey users this software offers nothing new, exept maybe for sending an email, and of course it has the GUI. Really? And here is only hotkeys like CTRL+J, and no hotstrings like in AutoHotkey, is when you type "btw" and it'll erase it and type "by the way".
No, thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Ew  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

Ew, this is purposely not designed for AutoHotKey users; it's for non-tech users who want a simple way to automate tasks without writing scripts manually.

You can certainly use AlomWare Actions to type phrases -- just not as literal expanded text (yet). Just create an action for the text or phrase to be typed, and name it what you wish the shortcut to be. For example, create an action named "btw" to type "by the way". Then, just press the app's main hotkey and type "btw" and press Enter to type it. Simple! :)

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Also, we'll add hotstrings for the next release, thanks to your suggestion. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

AlomWare, You're welcome. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Ew  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

AlomWare, I understand, thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Ew  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#1

Despite the description on GAOTD page, this program doesn't want to install on Windows XP :(

Reply   |   Comment by lg  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

lg, sorry to hear that. It installs on XP on our development machines. If you contact us by email (info@alomware.com) with some system info, we'll look into after the promo ends and see what the problem is. If it's a bug, we'll reward you with a free license. Thanks for the comment.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

AlomWare, ordinary PC users have no development devices and certainly not a professional device.

Reply   |   Comment by Adrian  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

Adrian, what I mean is, our main dev machines are Windows 7, but we have a couple of XP as well that we test our apps on before release. It works fine on those. Although, they do have Service Pack 3 installed, so maybe if the other users haven't done that?

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

AlomWare, that would surprise me that XP users have not installed Service Pack 3.

Reply   |   Comment by Adrian  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Also here XP (with SP3) NOT supported

Reply   |   Comment by ASDER  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

AlomWare, I have tested your product on two different virtual XP machines. It does not install on a XP 32 Pro. But it runs fine on a virtual XP 64 Pro with SP1.

I am testing it on my W10 64 Home 1511 desktop and so far I am very positive.

I have mailed you a link to my blog with the two screenshots.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

krypteller,
Thanks for running those tests; strange results which will cause the developer some head scratching I'm sure.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

ASDER, is that 32bit or 64bit? Another user has reported only 64bit XP works. Can you confirm your type so we can fix it for the future? Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

krypteller, thanks for that... although it works on a 32bit XP machine here. Weird. We're looking into it.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Adrian, I know, but we have to cover all possibilities. :)

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

XP-Man, shouldn't be too hard to fix.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

AlomWare, The 32 bit XP problem could just be the GOTD installer/wrapper, which causes all kinds of problems on any 32 bit OS.
Maybe you could advise them on how to fix it please (like recompile the wrapper on a 32 bit machine).
Yours is a nice program.

Reply   |   Comment by J  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

AlomWare, I have Win XP SP3 on two spare laptops, both 32 bit. Message comes "This program does not support the version of Windows your computer is running."
If you fix this please let us all know!

Reply   |   Comment by henry-bee  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

AlomWare, I suggest you look into the installer. Because I cannot install it on a virtual XP 32, but the Cameyo portable I made on a virtual W7 32, runs fine on a virtual XP 32. I have made an extra screenshot of that virtual XP running the Cameyo and failing to run the installer.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

henry-bee, - me again. "Installed" on Win 7 64-bit but icon just sat unresponsively on the desktop. When I tried to uninstall, it claimed that the program was running, but no evidence that it was. Not even in Task Manager.
Be cautioned, friends, we are being used as unwitting beta-testers - which is okay if the software is further developed than this appears to be. And as long as you know.
For software that is intended to save time, it's eaten up a lot of mine. I'm not a newbie - I've been working in IT for 35 years. Uninstalled - eventually.

Reply   |   Comment by henry-bee  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

J, I disagree.

I downloaded a trial from softpedia:

http://download.softpedia.com/dl/22bc63c135af34e1c8b02aa5407111dc/583f24ce/100251405/software/system/AlomWare_Actions_135_Setup.exe

That trial is not wrapped and also fails to install on a virtual XP 32 machine.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

henry-bee, Re ""Installed" on Win 7 64-bit but icon just sat unresponsively on the desktop."

I have installed it on a virtual W7 64 machine and have no problem whatsoever. I can see it is running in in the task bar. And just use it.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

AlomWare,

The screenshots on GOTD indicate that this is the "Free lite version" although the same screenshot you pointed users to on your website, show that this is a "Free non-upgradable promo version" instead, and also on your website you state "Non-promo version available again soon."

The lite version is "Free" and limited to 10 actions.

Since the program is stated as being available regularly for $39, this should be the full version, although it is not clear how users are limited (upgradable or number of actions).

Can you clarify?

Reply   |   Comment by Gary Smith  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

henry-bee, our main dev machines are Win 7 64bit, and the app does run perfectly. You are not beta testers by any stretch. I'm really assuming that the GAOTD installer is doing something wrong here. Contact us at info@alomware.com after the promo ends so we can send you a link to an untouched version.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

AlomWare,

The XP install issue may be a two-fold issue, but the first one is clearly in the installer setup. You use InnoSetup to create your installer. The installer's job is to check the OS and determine whether to continue, or to inform the user that the program is not for their OS (MinVersion setting). For this program, the report to the user is immediate, so it has not got to the point of the program being installed, and then informing the user that it cannot work on XP. So, it doesn't matter if the actual program works on an XP OS at your development facility or anywhere else if the installer is set up to prevent installation on that OS version.

You stated "... we have a couple of XP as well that we test our apps on before release. It works fine on those. Although, they do have Service Pack 3 installed, so maybe if the other users haven't done that?"
No, that isn't the case. Most XP users do have SP3 installed. I can confirm that the last two versions of your program will not install on three different XP SP3 computers. Also, most users of XP SP3 are using the 32-bit version of the OS. That is the key difference.

Also, whether the program runs on your XP computer is not valuable. We do not know if your XP computers are 32-bit or 64-bit. the program appears to work on 64-bit OS just fine.

All of your comments regarding not installing on XP are stated as if the problem is totally new to you today, however when the program was offered on a different site on October 26, 2016, the same XP install issue was pointed out. On that offering you also acted as if the problem was totally new, even going as far as to state that maybe "the download here is set up wrong", however they clearly responded to you that they were passing on the same installer you gave them, and if it was a problem with the installer, then it was something for you to figure out.

Finally, for that offer, as a temporary resolution, XP was removed from the operating systems list that the program would work on. You also claimed that you would look into the problem. Later (October 28, 2016) you stated "We have since discovered the problem and will have a fixed version in the coming days that will run on XP 32bit without problems."

It looks like the issue was that the program was compiled to run on 64-bit OS only. Even if you create a version that will run on 32-bit XP OSes, you need to make sure the Inno setup allows installation on 32-bit OS.

Today you also stated, "I'm really assuming that the GAOTD installer is doing something wrong here." It is ironic that you also point to the installer offered by GOTD as possibly being a problem. The user's issue in this case was not whether the setup works or not, but whether the program operates as claimed AFTER the install. The GOTD installer does its job, and the program had already installed. If the program does not operate as claimed then, it certainly is not the GOTD installer provided.

The changelog (http://www.alomware.com/actions-changes.txt) for the program (suspiciously) shows only two versions (1.34 and 1.35), with the 1.34 having a date of Oct 26 (same as the other offer, and obviously made after the other offer since it takes time to set up the version that they provided for the download).

The version 1.35 you created on Nov 5 shows that "Recording macros now include symbols again (accidentally broken in last update)."

Today's version should be version 1.35.

Whether the program will work on a particular OS and version of that OS depends on the required DLLs, and what compiler you use to create the distributed program. If the program works on your XP machines, and they are 32-bit OS versions of XP, then it should work on other XP 32-bit machines. Regardless of how the program itself works, or what OSes it works on, you have to make sure the supplied installer will allow installation on XP.

Today you stated "If it's a bug, we'll reward you with a free license." A bit odd since on Oct 28th, you claimed to know what the problem was. Regardless, are you referring to a bug in the Alom Actions software, in the installer program, or in the installer config used to create the installer? If the program works on your XP machines (if they are 32-bit), then it would not be a bug in the actual program. The installer you use is Inno Setup, and it obviously is not the problem (many XP installs to back that up). The issue in this case would be the Inno Setup/Config, but I suspect that you have XP 32-bit OS specifically blocked, and a user from the other offer gave a clear indication why.

The good thing about Inno Setup is that the contents can be extracted without executing the installer. This is handy for using on other OSes that can execute Windows software, such as WINE on Linux. One user in the previous offer showed that when your program is extracted and started, an error “The procedure entry point Wow64EnableWow64FsRedirection could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll.” I have confirmed that same error. The 64 in that error indicates to me that the program you are distributing expects a DLL that exists on a 64-bit OS. Therefore, I suspect the computers you have at your facility are 64-bit XP, otherwise, the program should have the same problem. That is how you know what the problem is, but you have not created a version and installer for the XP 32-bit OS yet.

I see no other indications that you investigated the XP problem any further, and today, the problem still exists, yet posed as if it never existed previously.

By now, I would have expected that we are past "in the coming days" so when will you release a version that works on the XP 32-bit OS?

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

AlomWare,
ALOMWARE, my system is 32bit

Reply   |   Comment by ASDER  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Gary Smith, sorry for the confusion. The promo version is the full version without any limits. It's just not upgradable.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

AlomWare, GAOTD is showing the lite version screenshots by mistake.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

henry-bee, this XP issue is fixed now. Contact info@alomware.com to discuss.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Robert, there is an xp fixed version now. I don't know if GAOTD lets me post it here, but anyone interested can email for the link.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Robert, you're right in the sequence of events. We disabled XP in our installer in the other offer due to no time to investigate the Wow64EnableWow64FsRedirection problem, but then we fixed that bug and unfortunately forgot to re-enable XP in our installer for this new GAOTD offer. Really bad, I know. We are new to this giveaway concept and thus made mistakes in the way we handled it. We apologise again to GAOTD for it.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Gary Smith, the promo version is the full version with no limitations apart from being non-upgradable. The screenshots here on GAOTD are incorrect and show the regular lite version that is limited to creating only 10 actions for use. The promo version here allows 999 actions, just like the paid version.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)



It's fixed for XP 32bit. :) Contact us at info@alomware.com to get it.

Reply   |   Comment by AlomWare  –  9 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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