Beta Release Candidate 6 expires 30th June 2020.

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Sun May 31, 2020 6:18 pm Post

I've been a Mac user for a long time, but just came up for a need to share project research data with my windows desktop.

I installed the release version and upgraded to the windows beta, as recommended on this forum, only to see a message that this release candidate will expire in June 2020, which was documented in the announcement.
Beta Release Candidate 6 expires 30th June 2020.

What is more confusing, is that fact that the announcement was supposedly posted on MON NOV 20, 2017 12:22 PM, but contained the following just below the note on the expiration.
Thanks,
Lee & Tiho
May 27th 2020

I won't bother testing the beta until this gets clarified.

Thanks in advance.

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Sun May 31, 2020 6:23 pm Post

The announcement thread in the forum was originally created in November 2017, but is continually updated as new beta versions are released so that the top post in the thread contains the information on the latest release.

This way we can bookmark the thread, have a single unchanging URL, and always see the most current release information directly at the top of the thread.

No mystery.
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Sun May 31, 2020 6:52 pm Post

devinganger wrote:The announcement thread in the forum was originally created in November 2017, but is continually updated as new beta versions are released so that the top post in the thread contains the information on the latest release.

This way we can bookmark the thread, have a single unchanging URL, and always see the most current release information directly at the top of the thread.

No mystery.


Thank you -- I am used to forums with "last modified" date stamps.

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Sun May 31, 2020 7:14 pm Post

One question: What happens when it "expires"?

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Sun May 31, 2020 8:00 pm Post

Sakshale wrote:One question: What happens when it "expires"?

There will be a new release candidate posted a few days before that with the expiration date pushed another month back.

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Sun May 31, 2020 9:22 pm Post

TeaDrivenDev wrote:
Sakshale wrote:One question: What happens when it "expires"?

There will be a new release candidate posted a few days before that with the expiration date pushed another month back.

Either that or we'll see an actual release...
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Sun May 31, 2020 9:41 pm Post

Daniela Wolfe wrote:
TeaDrivenDev wrote:
Sakshale wrote:One question: What happens when it "expires"?

There will be a new release candidate posted a few days before that with the expiration date pushed another month back.

Either that or we'll see an actual release...

That's what I'm hoping for! :D

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Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:54 am Post

Daniela Wolfe wrote:
TeaDrivenDev wrote:
Sakshale wrote:One question: What happens when it "expires"?

There will be a new release candidate posted a few days before that with the expiration date pushed another month back.

Either that or we'll see an actual release...


The ultimate release candidate.
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:00 am Post

devinganger wrote:
Daniela Wolfe wrote:
TeaDrivenDev wrote:There will be a new release candidate posted a few days before that with the expiration date pushed another month back.

Either that or we'll see an actual release...


The ultimate release candidate.

But is it a candidate for release, if it's an actual release? :P
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:02 am Post

Sure! A *successful* candidate.
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:08 am Post

devinganger wrote:Sure! A *successful* candidate.

I can't fault your logic there, sir! :lol:
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:51 am Post

Sakshale wrote:One question: What happens when it "expires"?


Those of us who have been on this beta for months, even years, have never once seen the new version fail to overlap the old, even if it is released upon the day before expiration. They recommend for the sake of Beta Testing that you uninstall the previous and install the new one fresh, but it's been able to check daily for updates and download/install from within the program for at least months.

So if you at least open Scrivener upon the Day of Reckoning and wait just long enough for it to reach the 'update checking' part of its startup cycle, you will never fall afoul of the Expiration. :)

I work on my novel or another part of my writings nearly daily, so it hasn't really been an issue for me personally!

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Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:56 pm Post

Gothelittle wrote:So if you at least open Scrivener upon the Day of Reckoning and wait just long enough for it to reach the 'update checking' part of its startup cycle, you will never fall afoul of the Expiration. :)

Right, but people who miss the expiry, which I do on secondary (to me) computers like the one at my girlfriend's, have some minor searching to do for the new download. Not a problem for most, but a link right in the expiry message would smooth the path.

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Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:36 pm Post

Right, but people who miss the expiry, which I do on secondary (to me) computers like the one at my girlfriend's, have some minor searching to do for the new download. Not a problem for most, but a link right in the expiry message would smooth the pat


There is one other way. Ensure other applications are closed, change system date to before expiry, open Scrivener and update, then change date back.