14 Mar 2019
Version 8 announced to be final version of our Software Development Kits to be released.
After much deliberation and evaluation, we at Tracker Software Products, have come to the very difficult decision that Version 8, to be released Spring of 2019, should be the last iteration of our SDK product line. Regretfully, the levels of developers not adhering to our SDK licensing, misuse and abuse of the Terms and Conditions there within . Such issues and the level of support and development required to maintain and improve, in both time and dollars has forced us to take a hard look at continuing to provide SDKs moving forward. And allow us to focus more attention to the growing use of our End User products.
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We are therefore announcing the discontinuation of our SDK line products as of Version 9 (no scheduled date attached at this time) and Version 8 will be the last version of our SDK's made available for general release, we trust that this extended notice period will give developer clients more than enough time to consider alternative solutions and how they wish to proceed in the future.
What does this mean for existing developers with PDF-XChange SDK licenses?
With the release of Version 8, active licenses for PDF-XChange SDK products will remain uninterrupted and no immediate action is required for their continued use in your custom applications through the natural life-cycle of the major version, which should remain active for around 3-4 years from release at which time no new development or new features will be added outside of critical bug/security fixes and patch builds . At that time, any developer with a license will be able to continue to use the V8 SDK, as per their licensing, and should you require a higher distribution volume as you've reached the limit of your existing license, volume upgrade options will still be available to developers via their account.
We will still consider co-operating with selected developer's wishing to provide 'Plug-ins' for our PDF-XChange Editor product line where a mutual interest and benefit lies, any developer's interest in such projects and making Plug-ins available for our End User license clients is encouraged to make contact with our Sales staff who will be able to offer more details as appropriate.
We would like to thank all our developer clients who have supported our products over the past 15 years or so and wish them every success in the future.