Grateful for the good news

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Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:45 pm Post

There's an overabundance of doom, doubt, and dreariness on the Internet. We all know that.

But here in the Scrivener-W Beta forums, I see good news. "Beta" has become "Release Candidate." Testers are still dutifully reporting issues, and I have every confidence that the Scrivener-W team is working to address them.

Even under a mask, life still goes on. And some things that are already good are getting better.

It's nice to think that soon I'll be able to pay for Scrivener-W 3.0
Thanks, L&L, for keeping a light on in the gloom.

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Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:50 am Post

Couldn't agree more.

When I saw 'Beta' changed to 'Candidate' release I smiled.

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Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:39 pm Post

RHarvey wrote:Couldn't agree more.

When I saw 'Beta' changed to 'Candidate' release I smiled.


I note its now release candidate 2. Will you still be smiling at release candidate 35 ?

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Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:46 pm Post

Argoed wrote:
RHarvey wrote:Couldn't agree more.

When I saw 'Beta' changed to 'Candidate' release I smiled.


I note its now release candidate 2. Will you still be smiling at release candidate 35 ?


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Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:21 pm Post

I will be happy with each release even after its release because why? There will be patches, updates and other whatnot for even after a beta becomes, silver than gold there will always be something needing to be done until told to fade into the sunset.
:arrow: I'm not just a tester,.. I'm a user :!:

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Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:29 pm Post

This is very exciting! I use multiple systems - my desktop is an iMac, my tablet is aniPad, and my laptop is...a Surface. Noooo!

I have been waiting impatiently for the new version!

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Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:32 pm Post

Argoed wrote:
RHarvey wrote:Couldn't agree more.

When I saw 'Beta' changed to 'Candidate' release I smiled.


I note its now release candidate 2. Will you still be smiling at release candidate 35 ?



Yes.

If it takes that long, which I doubt, then so be it. They are close enough to move from Beta to RC, and yes, if a nasty bug or two turn up which means further delays then I'm okay with that.

Software development can be frustrating at times for all. The simplest change or bug fix can reveal other nasties lurking in the dark. It's the nature of the beast.

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Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:28 pm Post

I will have to consider getting a 3.0win license once this comes out... just in case I dual boot with Windows or Linux on my Mac! :) I have played with many of the betas on a Windows machine and was blown away with how usable and stable the betas truly were.

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Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:34 am Post

Well, personally I think the devs should not be rushed. Take their time. There should be a few more release candidates, and then a couple of dozen imminent release candidates. Then have an office party (Yep, we're all locked down and L and L are spread out around the globe anyway.) prior to release. Not often you get a leading, in its field, software package you can download for free and is updated monthly. Why spoil the fun with too early a release.?

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Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:53 pm Post

Argoed wrote:Well, personally I think the devs should not be rushed. Take their time. There should be a few more release candidates, and then a couple of dozen imminent release candidates. Then have an office party (Yep, we're all locked down and L and L are spread out around the globe anyway.) prior to release. Not often you get a leading, in its field, software package you can download for free and is updated monthly. Why spoil the fun with too early a release.?


Well RC 3 and the next update will be 10 days instead of the usual 7. It seems the final version will take some time yet. I do not expect a 2020 release yet.

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Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:01 pm Post

jesuslpgc wrote:Well RC 3 and the next update will be 10 days instead of the usual 7. It seems the final version will take some time yet. I do not expect a 2020 release yet.


Trying to divine the release date by looking at the number of beta releases and expiration dates is like trying to divine the future by reading the dregs of a cup of tea. It may feel like you're doing something significant...but it's really not.
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Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:33 pm Post

Argoed wrote:
RHarvey wrote:Couldn't agree more.

When I saw 'Beta' changed to 'Candidate' release I smiled.


I note its now release candidate 2. Will you still be smiling at release candidate 35 ?


Most certainly. I am more excited each time the RC number goes up (3 now I think) as that means more bugs are quashed and it comes a step closer to being on my PC Monitor with all that MAC-like goodness. :mrgreen:
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jesuslpgc
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Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:45 am Post

RC 5 already!!!! Do not hold your breath just in case. This beta will be valid for more than a month....

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Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:32 am Post

jesuslpgc wrote:RC 5 already!!!! Do not hold your breath just in case. This beta will be valid for more than a month....

But RC5 is running to the end of May. Not sure if that is a good or bad sign. But could be a way to keep the version numbers low. :wink:

In any case I'm a mostly happy user of Scrivener 3 Beta for almost a year now. Getting out of Beta will just mean, that I have to spend some bucks on it. :lol:

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Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:57 am Post

Getting out of Beta will just mean, that I have to spend some bucks on it.


Being the somewhat cheap, err, I mean, rather frugal individual that I am, I will be so disappointed (not) when the RC becomes a final release. I might be consoled by a new Beta for something or other. On the positive side, it would give me something to whine about when I'm not otherwise occupied.

Now I'm content with whining about eventually having to pay for it. :wink: