From http://www.lightshowpro.com/blogs/dean/97-minleon-purchase-lightshow-pro-end-primary-transition-period.html Dear Lightshow Pro (LSP) Users With the purchase of LSP, an approximate 60-day window (from V2.5 release date) was agreed to in transitioning LSP to Minleon. This window will be ending shortly. Moving forward, Minleon will play a more active and definitive role in the LSP operations. Throughout this transition period, Minleon has focused on building the infra-structure needed to promote the long-term success of LSP, as follows: 1. working with David to familiarize ourselves with the operation 2. working with David to assure for a smooth rollout of V2.5 in terms of its delivery to users 3. working with David in identifying and coordinating responses to, and correction of rollout issues 4.working with certain members of the LSP user community to gain an independent understanding of their issues, concerns and suggestions 5.working with David and certain members of the LSP community to inventory and weigh (significance-wise) all known LSP outstanding issues, and suggested future enhancements 6. developing a user-based quality control (QC) advisory committee to assist Minleon in maintaining and managing LSP issues, and to assist Minleon in steering LSP into the future 7. developing a strategy to assure that LSP will remain a significant software provider in the DIY community and balancing that objective when promoting LSP in the Minleon arena 8. recruiting a quality programmer to replace David (knowing that David will be available an advisor to LSP as his time permits) 9. building the operational infra-structure so issues can be responded in a timely manner, and resolved in a planned, scheduled and organized manner. Most transitional tasks are complete; some are in progress and scheduled for completion shortly. Briefly, we will elaborate on a few: 1. Minleons commitment to the DIY community: Minleon is making a firm commitment to support the DIY community by continuing to maintain and enhance LSP. Admittedly, we will be promoting Minleon product (details to follow) while marketing LSP, but we will continue to support non-Minleon use of LSP as one would expect and as reasonably possible. 2. Minleons commitment to the quality of LSP: Minleon is making a firm commitment to make LSP the best RGB software in the marketplace. Our plan will be simple. Through our QC committee, we will identify, inventory, prioritize and maintain all know LSP issues and recommended enhancements. Coming out of our transitional period, we have identified over 180 items . As a rule, we will not consider any enhancements until all existing issues are addressed and resolved. The QC committee/Minleon will take steps to assure for user communication in identifying all issues and enhancements, and will prioritize by significance. Once done Minleon will discuss with the contracted LSP programmer to determine whether the issue/enhancement is recommended, and if so, develop a budget and timeline to do so. We will post monthly status reports to the website so all are aware and can comment. 3. Minleons new programmer for LSP: one of the most difficult transitional challenges was recruiting a replacement for David in performing the above-referenced programming tasks. We have passed-thru a number of interested parties, but for a number of reasons, they did not materialize. But in doing so, it led us to the doorstep to our most talented candidate, one with specific LSP programming experience, and who has agreed to come on board. His name is Ryan Montgomery. Some of you may know of him. He has backed-up David in the past, and is a fellow DIYer. We are pleased he is available and welcome him to our Team. Ryan is currently reviewing all the material necessary to get started with Minleon and our QC committee. Before closing, Minleon would be remiss if not discussing a user concern conveyed in current LSP forums; the potential problem of some LSP issues not being addressed prior to the upcoming holiday season. One can debate to what degree this problem exists, and how LSP got in this position. Regardless, Minleons purpose of discussing this matter is to first apologize for the potential that this may happen, and second to assure you that Minleon, our QC committee, and our contracted programmer will do everything possible to mitigate such occurrences. In closing, Minleon again would like to thank all who have contributed their comments, suggestions and concerns, and especially those who have taken their time to assist others as their needs arise throughout the forums. Further, we thank David for his cooperation and continued valued input throughout the transition. And finally, we thank you for your patience throughout this transitional period.