Kim, currently we're in the process of localizing Radmin to Korean language. We hope to release it this month.
Besides, within 2-3 months there will be Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Thai and Malaysian languages.
It's really so. We have disabled 'disable tray icon' option because of the security and privacy reasons. I understand that some of our users will not be pleased with this feature as well as some time ago when we disabled blank passwords. However we believe that this decision will help us to provide more secure use of our product.
Honestly we did not think that Viewer beta <-> Full beta phonebooks compatibility would be such an issue. Probably our first Radmin Viewer beta is used on a larger scale than we expected. Now we just have some different format for phonebooks as there are more fields there. Anyway I will communicate this to our developers.
Thanks fore all who sent their comments on the 3.0 beta.
Unfortunately we did not see much concerning what's really new in it. We know very good that there are some functions not working yet but it's just a beta version. In the same time we really need to have more feedback on many new things we have done. Radmin 3.0 is based on absolutely new technology, it has like 20-30% common with Radmin 2.x. We have developed Radmin Miror driver, new protocol is used for the data transfer, there is a new security based on AES-256 bit encryption and new authentication (Diffie-Hellman), many changes to interface, chat, audio chat, etc. It's all new and we need your feedback.
We've published only beta and the first thing you notice could be some missing features. However we really spent 4-5 years on developing some new technologies being the base of new Radmin. For this purpose we had to spend much time on the research. If you think that all this stuff should take less time and should not be that difficult, I think there should be many products being much better, faster, more secure and reliable.
I'm really sorry if some of our earlier statements, release time estimates and so on got you upset. We always try to keep you informed about our plans but we never made any guarantees on that. Note, that we sell only existing version, we do not charge much for it (you agree, I think) and we do not sell you any upgrade for 3.0. So some of the postings I see here are quite ridiculous.
Walter, just for your reference I can say that Symantec does not detect Radmin 2.2 since the 17th of April, 2006. We spent some time resolving this issue but now I do not expect any further problems with them and other AVs.
I see there questions regarding our new activation procedure, upgrade issues, trial periods and so on.
Radmin 3.0 beta is available with a free 90-day trial period.
After the full version is released you will have an option to license your copy of Radmin 3.0. All customers who purchased Radmin 3.0 will receive appropriate licenses by e-mail. For all Radmin 2.x users eligible for an upgrade we'll provide the instructions on how to get their new licenses.
Radmin 3.0 licensing policy
Radmin version 3.0 is licensed on a "per server" basis. You' will be required to purchase the number of Radmin Server licenses, which is equal to the number of remote computers. Radmin Viewer is available at no charge. For all customers with Remote Administrator (Radmin) 2.x, who wish to upgrade to Radmin 3.x there will be conversion procedures. For example, all Single licenses (for two PCs) will be converted into two Radmin Server licenses. Volume licenses for the some number of computers should be converted to the same number of Radmin Server licenses. After the conversion, you will be able to use the new version on the same or larger number of PCs.
Yes, this beta does not work with 2.2. Radmin 3.0 has been really significantly updated, so it uses different protocol, security etc. Nevertheless the release and also some future beta will work with 2.x. It's not a real problem but we have not included this functionality in the first beta.
Probably you'd like to have an update on what's going on. We have finished the mirror driver installation procedure, it took some time but it's done. Now we're making the final installation package and settng up our antihacker protection on the distributive.
My next posting will be on Thursday. Thank you very much for your attention.