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At long last.
While the blog has been silent, the behind the scenes of Creative Pro have been busy. Those of you interested in installing CPO on your own server finally have that option.
First, a big thank you to all the commenters and emails that have nothing but good things to say about CPO. It is encouraging to see the application meeting the needs of so many people. Those encouraging emails are not falling into the abyss, but are inspiring further time investment to work out the little issues of getting CPO all packaged up to sell.
And things are so close to being ready I can taste it. But I want to wheel and deal with some of the existing users to help roll out CPO as a downloadable product.
For those of you who are interested in installing CPO on your own server, beta testing the CPO download and reporting any bugs with installation or use, you can buy the source code through December 31 for the reduced price of $75. The beta testing should be done by New Year 2009 after which, the cost of the source code will increase to $150.
Of course, the hosted version of CPO is still free.
Once I see that things are running smoothly for folks who buy the CPO souce code, I will then turn my attention to updating the online version of CPO, fixing some bugs and adding new features.
In other exciting news, Smashing Magazine featured CPO on November 13 and had this to say about it:
"CreativePro Office is very robust for a completely free application and is definitely worth checking out before shelling out for an expensive paid solution."
Since Smashing Magazine is one that I read regularly, it was pretty cool to have them recognize the work I have cobbled together quietly over the past 6 years.
And, if you are still perplexed by my silence for the past 6 months or so, I would like to assure you there has been good reason for it most recently. Her name is Sylvie Roberta Denton and she was born September 30. We couldn't be more happy to have her.