calPastEventBG appears not to work in MD 2017

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21 May, 2017 02:05 PM

I like to have my calendar events normally set to green so the day appears green on the calendar and red if the event is past due. I have set calEventBG to green and calPastEventBG set to red but when an event is past due it stays green and does not change to red.

This was working in the older version that I just upgraded from.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tom Freeman on 24 May, 2017 09:10 PM

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    I too wasn't able to have the calPastEventBG update to different color. Can you tell me which version you updated from, it would help the developers in solving this bug.

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  2. 2 Posted by jcf_m_lists on 24 May, 2017 10:57 PM

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    My previous version was 2011 and before that 2003.

  3. 3 Posted by jcf_m_lists on 17 Jul, 2017 01:57 PM

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    Are there any updates regarding this?

    Any updates on this issue?

  4. System closed this discussion on 16 Oct, 2017 02:00 PM.

  5. jcf_m_lists re-opened this discussion on 02 Nov, 2017 12:19 AM

  6. 4 Posted by jcf_m_lists on 02 Nov, 2017 12:19 AM

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    Are there any update to the calPastEventBG appears not to work in MD 2017 issue?
    The original thread was closed by the system.

  7. Support Staff 5 Posted by Tom Freeman on 03 Nov, 2017 07:37 PM

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    I am so sorry, I passed this on to the developers but never started a bug ticket.

    A bug ticket is now attached to this thread.

    Tom Freeman
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  8. System closed this discussion on 02 Feb, 2018 07:40 PM.

  9. jcf_m_lists re-opened this discussion on 30 Jul, 2018 06:32 PM

  10. 6 Posted by jcf_m_lists on 30 Jul, 2018 06:32 PM

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    This marked resolved.
    If that's true what do I need to do to get the fix to the problem?

  11. 7 Posted by sth on 30 Jul, 2018 11:28 PM

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    Not resolved. Please re-open the ticket. I set the past Event background to a light red but it still shows up as the green cal event background. See attached for 3 days on the calendar, yesterday, today and tomorrow with 2 events. BOTH are green.

    Starting Moneydance 2017.8 (1688) at Mon Jul 30 19:18:00 EDT 2018
    OS: Mac OS X 10.11.6 x86_64
    Java: 1.8.0_162 (Oracle Corporation)

  12. 8 Posted by jcf_m_lists on 02 Aug, 2018 01:22 AM

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    Who re-opens the ticket me or someone else?

  13. 9 Posted by sth on 02 Aug, 2018 01:26 PM

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    These are bug tickets internal to the IK system. At the top of the page it shows that this is Issue #5289 and is still open. The discussion can be reopened by anyone, I think.

  14. 10 Posted by sth on 15 Sep, 2018 12:37 PM

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    @jcf I was following up on this and it was supposed to be fixed but just got this note from the developer. "ah whoops... I think I fixed this in the 2019 codebase." So that will probably be where to see this. -Scott (not IK support but just a user)

  15. 11 Posted by jcf_m_lists on 15 Sep, 2018 07:22 PM

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    That means I will have to upgrade to 2019 to get the fix then.
    Wounder how much that will cost me...... sigh......

    Thanks for the update.

  16. 12 Posted by sth on 15 Sep, 2018 10:28 PM

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    Assuming you bought an earlier version than 2017 it will be half price. I figure that paying $25 every other year for the software is not a huge cost, about $1/month.

  17. 13 Posted by jcf_m_lists on 18 Sep, 2018 02:16 AM

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    My version is 2017.6.
    So do I get a free upgrade then?
    If so I may do it but if not I will skip it since MD does everything I need. This bug fix is a like to have not critical.

  18. 14 Posted by dwg on 18 Sep, 2018 05:08 AM

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    Whether you get a free upgrade depends not on the version you are running but the last version you actually purchased. So if you purchased MD 2017 then you should get a free upgrade when the next new major version is released, if you purchased MD 2015 or earlier then you would need to purchase an upgrade.

  19. 15 Posted by jcf_m_lists on 21 Sep, 2018 01:18 AM

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    I purchased my 2017 version in May of 2017 for $25. My previous version was 2011 so I think I that means I can get a free upgrade to 2019. Doe that sound right?

  20. 16 Posted by dwg on 21 Sep, 2018 03:56 AM

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    There has been some discussion amongst some users on the ins and outs of the upgrade policy, we did not reach a consensus and IK did not provide a response.

    My personal opinion is that you pay the initial fee and receive a free upgrade to the next major release, to go any further required an upgrade. But I am also of the opinion that if you buy an upgrade you then receive a free upgrade the next major release after the version you upgrade to. Hence I think you basically pay a fee for every second version assuming you keep current at all times.

    Can support provide a definitive answer please?

  21. 17 Posted by sth on 21 Sep, 2018 01:16 PM

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    @jcf, my interpretation is no. Since you did not pay full price for the upgrade in May of 2017 you don't get a free upgrade.

    If you buy a full price version, you will get a free upgrade for the next major version. So you would get a free upgrade from 2011 to 2012 and paid half price to update to a later version (ie 2017). As before, you would have gotten half price upgrades to 2013, 2014, 2015 as well if you had so desired.

    So I disagree with Des that you don't get every other upgrade for free but only after a full price purchase.

    Personal philosophy: writing and supporting software takes time and effort. People should not be asked to work for free. A $25 USD cost for something that I use at least weekly at $0.50 USD a week is not unreasonable. Asking for lifetime free support and upgrades is somewhat unreasonable. Slavery has been abolished in most countries! :-)

    Note: that a license is for an entire household at that price. This is a pretty good deal.

  22. 18 Posted by dwg on 21 Sep, 2018 08:56 PM

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    There you have the two views that was arrived at :)

    Only TiK can really verify which way it is.

  23. System closed this discussion on 21 Dec, 2018 09:00 PM.

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