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Founder of World Machine

2.3 Beta-1 — Monday?

Hey folks,

I had originally planned to release the first beta of WM 2.3 today, but I realized only yesterday(!) that that is probably not a good idea since I’m going out of town this weekend to help some friends out — in case anything is horribly broken I wouldn’t be able to fix it in realtime.

So I’ve postponed the 2.3 beta again, until monday, so that I can be sure that I will be immediately able to fix anything that arises.

See you then!

Out, dratted bugs

A good thing I pushed 2.3 back a little bit further, as I’m currently fixing a serious build crash that was uncovered once I started the final testing. And let me tell you, there’s nothing like tracking down subtle multi-thread crash bugs to really brighten ones day!

I also want to fix the “stranded route points” issue for 2.3beta-1.

Quick status update on WM 2.3

I intended to actually open up 2.3 Beta1 tonight to all registered customers, but I’ve decided to push that back a bit longer.

The main impediment is actually not the product itself but all of the supporting web code: I wanted to create a customer service center where registered users (and ONLY registered users..) can always go to download the latest stable and beta editions for their purchases, etc. This will ease the deployment issues I face for doing many smaller releases rather than mammoth ones. Probably about a week worth of work to get that up and running next week.

Long story short: If you’re a WM 2.2 user who urgently wants to get at the bugfixes from 2.3Beta-1, just drop me a line at stephen@world-machine.com and I’ll make sure you get 2.3B1 immediately! Otherwise it should roll out next week.

Cheers!