Please Explain "User License" from Jetbrains offer

The offer page says:

Purchase a new user license or an upgrade license for IntelliJ IDEA 5.1 now - and benefit from our special offer. When version 6.0 comes out in early autumn, you will get an upgrade for free, plus one user license for the new JetBrains product - TeamCity.

What does a "User License" mean? Is this instead of/in addition to a server license? Is this required for IDE integration/delayed commit/etc? Do you need a license per user login? Does this affect guest login?

I don't want to end up with a less useful tool than CruiseControl due to licensing issues (we will likely have a mixed environment of IDEA 4.x, 5.x and 6.x licenses for at least some time and though I'm okay with the older versions not being able to access some of the more advanced features, if they can't view the build status without a separately purchased license, then TC may be a no-go for us).

I guess I should send this to sales, also.

--Tim

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TeamCity is to be licensed per user account on the server. For details,
please check the license agreement
(http://www.jetbrains.com/teamcity/buy/license.html).

Practically speaking it means in your situation that you will need
either to upgrade your old licenses or purchase separate licenses for
TeamCity.

Tim McNerney wrote:

The offer page says:

Purchase a new user license or an upgrade license for IntelliJ IDEA 5.1 now - and benefit from our special offer. When version 6.0 comes out in early autumn, you will get an upgrade for free, plus one user license for the new JetBrains product - TeamCity.

What does a "User License" mean? Is this instead of/in addition to a server license? Is this required for IDE integration/delayed commit/etc? Do you need a license per user login? Does this affect guest login?

I don't want to end up with a less useful tool than CruiseControl due to licensing issues (we will likely have a mixed environment of IDEA 4.x, 5.x and 6.x licenses for at least some time and though I'm okay with the older versions not being able to access some of the more advanced features, if they can't view the build status without a separately purchased license, then TC may be a no-go for us).

I guess I should send this to sales, also.

--Tim

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I'd add guest login does not require a user license. Also, number of concurrent
guest logins are not limited but rather they have limited functionality.
From the bird view guest is in read-only mode, particulary:
- guest cannot create and/or edit existing build and project configurations
- cannot select projects to be displayed on a main page
- doesn't have 'My Changes' view
- cannot configure and thus receive any notifications
- cannot start new and stop running builds
- cannot connect to the server using IDE plugin or Windows Tray Notifier,
hence use their features.

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Maxim Shafirov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


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Thanks to both of you.

The guest login is an (near) ideal upgrade path for us, as well as allowing a read/only view for non-developers. The downside from our current CC implementation is:

- No notifications
- Cannot start builds

The second may not even be a downside. All the other stuff (that TC will have in the initial release) is pretty much available. The other items missing when using guest login are all enhancements over what we have with CC. Plus, many of us already use Tmate, so we've got some similar fuctions.

Yet there are compelling features to get our projects to upgrade or to get the plugin for Eclipse when available (several groups will upgrade in any case, but the stragglers will probably do so more quickly).

Thanks for the quick reply.

--Tim

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