The status of 6.5.1
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Jan 19 13:37:11 EST 2014
On 19/01/14 20:30, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> On 1/19/14, 10:45 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>> So, instead of a mad scramble to get out a version 7, a period of
>>> retrenchment would seem called through, with a far longer
>>> period of beta-testing, and a more rigorous one at that.
>> Where did RunRev announce that they're refusing to make another
>> maintenance build between now and v7?
>> The radically-enhanced v7 has been in development for some time, during
>> which they've continued to roll out many new versions of the v6 series.
>> I haven't seen any indication from them that this will somehow stop -
>> did I miss something?
> I was going to reply to this too but I hesitatated. You didn't miss
> anything, there's no "mad scramble", v. 7 is part of a dual-track
> development effort. There will be a 6.6 release soon and probably
> others after that. V. 7 is going to take a while to finish because it
> requires a huge rewrite of many existing components -- not the least
> of which is the field object, which is probably the most complex
> object the engine has.
> My primary concern with posts like the OP are that they are based on
> conjecture and might influence potential users looking into LiveCode.
> The mousecolor bug used as an example was fixed within days of being
> reported. It certainly wasn't a bug severe enough to reflect on the
> reliability of the entire product, but casual internet visitors would
> not have known that from the tone of the post.
I understand your concern.
I waited a few days before posting!
What concerns me is the impression that releases such as 6.5.1 might be
more than they are; interim releases, as
there is nothing really to indicate that.
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