GoremanX wrote:But was the white balance for my camera buggy in the previous version? Or is it now buggy in this newer version? What'll happen in upcoming versions? Should I expect things to break regularly?
If it used to work, and now fails, that's a regression, however you cut it. Even if you were to assume that the old version was buggy, you've now got a compatibility issue as a result, which is itself a problem that needs fixing.
GoremanX wrote:This is my livelihood... I depend on this software to keep my business running. I've got 3 shows that I'm scheduled to display at, and all of my best recent work is broken because of this bug. Some of it is unrecoverable because of the number of layers which were interacting with each other. Meanwhile, I've already processed a bunch of recent stuff, so going back to the previous version isn't an option.
Ugh. That's awkward - I'd expect the to fix the regression with the next version, but that's more than likely to leave you with a bunch of processed files that will have incorrect colour balance after the fix. In an ideal world, there'd be a way to migrate those so that the rendering differences between versions are compensated for, but that's likely to be hard to implement, and I wouldn't count on it
GoremanX wrote:Corel is marketing this as a Lightroom alternative... so far, not so much.
Bibble has always had a small team who have struggled to keep up. It's early days in the Corel stable, and I've got hopes that things will keep improving - there's no LR at all on Linux today. FWIW, you've got my sympathy - you're in a frustrating situation until they fix it, doubly so if you're doing this professionally, rather than as a hobbyist. You could try installing two versions in parallel - with a bit of filesystem level fiddling that can be done.