i've used C1 since v10. I was concerned about its stability then -it was prone to locking up and crashing frequently. Now with C1 22 v18.104.22.168 I am more concerned than before. This version crashes and locks up more frequently than ever before. Sometimes it locks up for several minutes after moving a slider or doing some other simply task. Other times it locks up permanently and has to be killed from the Windows Task Manger,or it simply exits suddenly.
I've been a software developer for 35 years and have worked on a lot of software projects. I have not seen this kind of behavior on any of the software systems I've worked on except one product which was released before its was ready at the direction of the Development DIrector. The engineers warned him that the product wasn't ready for market and he released it anyway, He was later fired.
It is my opinion, based on my experience in software development, that C1 is being upgraded faster than bugs are fixed. I feel that C1 management is pushing to gain more market share by pushing new functionality releases and ignoring the problems. This can eventually result in the person in charge of software development losing his/her job.
I used to use LR standalone before C1 and it was buggy but IMO C1 has become more buggy than LR was back then. I have become frustated enough now with C1's constant crashing and locking up that I am giving serious thought to changing to use DarkTable instead. At least it's free,and the developers have a reputation for listening to the customer.
IMO, if C1 continues to push new functionality at the expense of product stability,C1 will LOSE market share and customers will "defect" to other editing tools. C1 needs to pause development of new features and work on bug fixes and stability for awhile. All the features in the world won't gain market share for a product if it won't run.
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