ECMerge is sold primarily through Internet and Ellié
Computing chose RegNow for its affiliation network.
Under Windows, your simpler solution is to use RegNow
affiliation and installer, however under Mac OS X, Linux
and Solaris 10 there is no such technical solution.
On these platforms (and on Windows if you prefer), in
order to help you provide a simple experience for the
installation, and avoid loosing affiliate sales, we added two
features in all the versions of ECMerge:
When you sell ECMerge, you can provide the
user with his serial number easily by copying a file in the
normal location for its user settings. You can provide
your own installer around Ellié Computing package or
repackage the installer in order to do that.
Under Unixes, the location is either
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not defined.
Under Windows, the location is in the roaming
application settings, again then at
When you provide a trial download, you can
install a file called "
purchase_url.txt" with a URL inside, just
aside ECMerge executable (
guimerge / ecmerge.exe), this
URL will be used in place of Ellié Computing normal
purchase URL when pressing "Purchase Now" button and menu
ECMerge supports so called "OEM" license numbers, we can
generate special numbers working only with a special version of
ECMerge that we provide to you. That version is still
fully signed with our code certificate. It allows you to
provide your own mechanism for license enforcement for example
for pay-per-use, or to bundle a version of the standalone
ECMerge with your software (and avoid the risk of leaking the
If you want to sell ECMerge and consider these
solutions insufficient or have comments to improve them, please
contact us through our website.