will it be possible to use PB2019 R2 and any release of PB2017 simultaneously on the same machine?
First release of PB2019 could not be started while an instance of PB2017 was still running on the same machine, stating that licence was still logged in.
Though it is possible to have several instances of PB2017 OR PB2019 opened and logged in at the same time, this does not work for instances of different PB versions.
Neither using auto log off and auto log on functionality that was added to PB2017 R2 or R3 nor buying another 55 licences for our developers will be an option for us.
We have to maintain several releases of our software that was built with different versions of PowerBuilder (PB8.0, PB10.5, PB2017). Usually bugs need to be fixed across multiple releases. So switching between PB instances of different versions on the same machine is essential to us! And I don't see why this would be a technical or legal issue considering Appeon's licencing technique.
In another post (https://community.appeon.com/index.php/qna/q-a/can-2017-r2-2019-both-be-installed) it was stated, that this issue was escalated to product management to be considered for PB2019 R2, but no news on it since.
Can you offer any new information on this issue? Will it be fixed in PB2019 R2?
Thank you in advance!