An Acronym for Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring over my StrokesPlus settings and scripts?
Unfortunately there is nothing built-in to support this. StrokesPlus.net is a complete rewrite from the ground up and there are no functions available to import your old settings or scripts.
However, a user has created a plug-in which performs this function. I have not reviewed this functionality, so please use at your own risk and review the read me file included in the download.
StrokesPlus To Net Plug-In
Why should I use this instead of the original StrokesPlus?
Aside from the fact that it looks better, it inherently supports Unicode which is huge for non-English users. There's also the new scripting capabilities and plug-in support to greatly increase the power and flexibility of scripts. There are many other enhancements as well which make StrokesPlus.net a more modern application.
What kind of scripting language is used?
Is StrokesPlus.net free? Can I use it at work?
Yes, StrokesPlus.net is free to use in personal and professional environments without limitation. I may create a membership system to enable some convenience features, but those would not inhibit the core functionality of StrokesPlus.net in any way nor restrict business use.
Does StrokesPlus.net transmit any data to the Internet?
Under three optional conditions:
- If you have Update Check enabled. When this is enabled, StrokesPlus.net transmits your current version of StrokesPlus.net, the first MAC address on your system, the current OS version, and the current culture code (e.g. en-US). These additional values are only used for metrics on my part, as I really have no idea of knowing how many people are actually out there using StrokesPlus.net and the landscape of Windows versions/selected languages. This helps to determine if StrokesPlus.net can move to newer frameworks which may not be supported on older versions of Windows, plus allows the update check process to know what versions of S+ are supported for the target operating system.
- If you click Login from the tray icon. This will transmit your forum username and password (over SSL) to authenticate your forum account.
- If you have logged in via the above method, upon login and each time to update your configuration settings, StrokesPlus.net will encrypt and upload your entire configuration which is then stored in a database for retrieval by you later. This is to allow easily keeping your settings in sync between multiple computers. During upload, your forum login credentials are sent (over SSL) along with the encrypted settings data, your computer name, and the running version number of StrokesPlus.net. These data are stored with each upload for your reference when viewing the list of uploaded configurations later.
Can I sell StrokesPlus.net or include it with a commercial product?
No. StrokesPlus.net cannot be sold or used for commercial gain without express permission. See the included license for more details.