Why is daVinci available for free?
We develop a lot of custom software. Our development process is entirely based on small software
components that we build from ground up to create the desired application, and in the process we
realized that we could use some of the components to put together what ended up being called "daVinci".
We used daVinci to validate our concepts and component architecture. Since we considered it quite useful,
we decided to offer it to anyone interested.
This is in fact true for all downloads offered on this web site; they are debugging tools, proof-of-concept
or assembled from components that we used for some of our larger, custom solutions.
Are the producst currently offered for free (daVinci, etc) going to be always free?
All products listed on our download page are and will always be freely available. We will constantly
upgrade and provide support for them on the web site and via e-mail.
Some of your products don't have an un-installation program! Why?
And how do I un-install them?
This is by design. Out goal is to achieve applications that need no registration /
un-registration with the operating system.
Our install programs simply decompress and create the necessary directory structure, and do
not write anything to the operating system area (registry, INI files, etc). Since we did not write
anything, there is nothing to erase - hence no un-install program. Immediate benefits:
-to uninstall: simply delete the directory where you have installed the program. That's it!
-you may re-organize your programs on disk: you may move the base directories where you have installed
any of our programs to other disks or to other locations, and they will still work! The worst that can
happen is that you'll be asked for the new program location the first time you try to open a data file
from Windows Explorer. Once you re-create the file type - program location association (and Windows
will remember it) you will be running the program happily again.
Sometimes this goal cannot be achieved because of a choice of technology we've made (COM, etc). Those
programs will always offer an uninstall program that can triggered from the usual location (Control
Panel | Add / Remove Programs).