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TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:01 am
by Albert Wiersch
Unfortunately, the developer of TopStyle, Stefan van As, told me today (2015-10-09) that he is phasing out TopStyle. Therefore, TopStyle support and development is being ended.

This does not affect CSE HTML Validator.

TopStyle page with hot-fixes:
https://www.htmlvalidator.com/topstyle/

Re: TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:32 pm
by Lou
To bad.

Re: TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:46 pm
by fred8615
Any recommendations on a replacement?

Re: TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:33 pm
by RoyReed
This really is bad news! :(

Now I suppose I'll have to look again at the opposition:

Webuilder ($)
CoffeCup HTML Editor ($)
Notepad++ (free)
Brackets (free)

There are others, but these seem to be the best.

Bring back HomeSite is all I can say.

Re: TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:54 pm
by fred8615
RoyReed wrote:This really is bad news! :(

Now I suppose I'll have to look again at the opposition:

Webuilder ($)
The RapidCSS editor from the above looks interesting. I don't need all that PHP and javascript stuff.

Re: TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:34 am
by iococoi
This is bad news indeed. I find it a bit harsh, that you have to deliver the "death notification", no official statement from the developer whatsoever. At least he should pass this project on.

Re: TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:44 am
by Daf57
TopStyle 5 will continue to be a very productive editor for many years, even without official support. There's no urgency to find a replacement :D

Re: TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:47 pm
by gwmbox
A shame that Stefan could not contact all of the valid licence holders about this.

Is he just abandoning it or will he offer it up to another developer to continue its development?

I had been waiting for news on the newsgroups, even asking where he was but nothing until I checked today.

Re: TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:12 pm
by Celona
What is this?
I bought a Topstyle license on november 11. Not one single Word about this on the home page.
So extremely unethical. :(
Wasted Money.

Re: TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:27 pm
by JSpav
I don't think it's wasted money. The editor is extremely useful and versatile and should remain so for years. I've used it for several years, having been a Homestyle user and i haven't found anything to tempt me away. Even the flash new JavaScript/HTML 5 Visual Studio Code and Brackets can't match (in my view) TopStyle's ease of use. You bought a good piece of software.

Re: TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:31 pm
by gwmbox
Correct, it is not wasted as it is STILL a very good developer tool However since it is NO LONGER supported the price should be halved and details about it being unsupported clearly displayed.

I recall not that long ago an advertisement about Topstyle, thinking it was about the non support information, but nothing about that at all.

Re: TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:39 am
by Clisair
I use TopStyle all the time, ever since it was an addon for HomeSite. I still use vs 2 lite for quick stuff and even forced HomeSite 4 to keep using it. Don't ask me how as I have totally forgotten. Even have HomeSite running on Win 10, hehe.

Re: TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:09 am
by TopStyle Support
I'm afraid TopStyle has been discontinued. We stopped selling TopStyle a couple of weeks ago. I will keep the web site up for a few more weeks. Should someone then need to re-download TopStyle, then you can do so here: https://archive.org/details/topstyle50

Re: TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:24 am
by TopStyle Support
Good news. Albert has generously offered to keep hosting a TopStyle web site, plus these great TopStyle forums. Also, we're working on a hotfix. When it is ready, I will then announce the hotfix here. Thanks!

Re: TopStyle Support and Development Ending

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:30 am
by TopStyle Support
TopStyle 5.0.0.105 is available! Please download the latest TopStyle hot-fix here: https://www.htmlvalidator.com/topstyle/