martienne wrote:Make a statement to thank Beta testers for participating and for their patience, and explain why the project ended up taking so much longer than originally communicated. Say that you understand that many people moved to Beta in the belief that it would run for a limited time only, after which we could move on to the first RC. Then offer some options that show you aren't just going to steam roll your most loyal and keen users,
I’m sorry, but that is not much short of ridiculous. L&L have multiple times thanked users for their patience, apologised for delay and explained the process. No customers are being steamrolled, though you continued harping looks to me like an attempt to steamroll L&L to turn their process on its head just for you and possibly one or two others at most.
Be offended if you wish, however I (and apparently most other posters) struggle to understand your continued demands after L&L and others have explained the beta process to you multiple times.
L&L have a team of 2 dedicated Win developers. You are demanding they turn their process around, suffer added complexity because you find having to update from time to time (5-10 minutes every month or so up to now and every week or two for possibly the next month at most (we hope)).
If you’re not willing to follow the L&L beta policy wherever that leads don’t sign on in the first place or drop out. Yes we’re all wishing development had been much shorter, but that’s life - get over it . Try to be happy the expected release is so close.
With the last minute rush towards full release (hopefully in the next month per L&L post) I’m sure the L&L team have a damn site more important work to do than to indulge petulant demands for 3 month expiry.