Lemons (and LightZone for Linux)

Lemons, originally uploaded by Eric Jeschke.
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I was deliciously surprised the other day to find out that LightCrafts had released another beta of LightZone for Linux. The announcement seems to hint that they may actually support the product too! Now if there was only some notice about when the product might actually be out of beta and really supported…

I wonder if I can buy version 3.X, and then use it on my Mac and Linux…that would be the ticket…

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A production version of LightZone for Linux is planned. But there are so many Linux variants that we want to make sure that we get a large number beta testers distributed across them before we go to production status. At this point (January 2008) we expect to extend the beta period another 90 days, through the end of April to be sure we get that coverage. During that period of time we expect to do periodic updates to address reported bugs and to keep the Linux version synchronized with our Mac and Windows versions at all times.

We recently released the 3.4 version of our product for Mac and Windows, and simultaneously our 3.4B Linux release. The 3.3 version uncovered some OS dependent bugs that caused crashes on some Ubuntu systems. The specific cause of the reported Ubuntu bugs was localized and fixed in 3.4B, but the point of staying in Beta for a while is to ensure we shake out any others. In the meantime, Linux users get the benefit of a LightZone release on par with Windows and Mac, absolutely FREE. Give it a try, give us your feedback, and we’ll be able to turn out quality production release at the end of Beta testing. –Scott McGregor, COO, Light Crafts, Inc.

2 thoughts on “Lemons (and LightZone for Linux)

  1. A production version of LightZone for Linux is planned. But there are so many Linux variants that we want to make sure that we get a large number beta testers distributed across them before we go to production status. At this point (January 2008) we expect to extend the beta period another 90 days, through the end of April to be sure we get that coverage. During that period of time we expect to do periodic updates to address reported bugs and to keep the Linux version synchronized with our Mac and Windows versions at all times.

    We recently released the 3.4 version of our product for Mac and Windows, and simultaneously our 3.4B Linux release. The 3.3 version uncovered some OS dependent bugs that caused crashes on some Ubuntu systems. The specific cause of the reported Ubuntu bugs was localized and fixed in 3.4B, but the point of staying in Beta for a while is to ensure we shake out any others. In the meantime, Linux users get the benefit of a LightZone release on par with Windows and Mac, absolutely FREE. Give it a try, give us your feedback, and we’ll be able to turn out quality production release at the end of Beta testing. –Scott McGregor, COO, Light Crafts, Inc.

  2. Good news about a Linux version of LightZone. I am keen to get my hands on an Asus EeePee powered by Linux. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for your product.
    At the moment I am running CS2 on XP Pro but am thinking about trying LightZone to make image post processing quicker and maybe easier.

    Thanks

    Alex

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