A quick note to let you know how things are coming along. WM 2.2 code has been essentially complete for the last month, as I run through a variety of test scenarios and also setup all of the other things that need to be done for the release.
A smattering of these things:
The installer for WM 2.2 is more intelligent, allowing for easier roll-out across a site, silent installs, etc. In addition, I was never happy with how WM existed within the Vista/Win7 protection model — it was far too difficult to install the program correctly if you were a Standard-level user. These should be fixed.
The upgrade webpages for WM 2.2 are complete, and include a short survey that I really hope people will fill out. One of my big goals for this year is to raise the profile of WM to make more people aware of what it is and what you can do with it. It’s very easy for me, someone who lives and breathes World Machine, to forget that the vast majority of the world out there has no idea what my software is or what it does — and that includes people who could really use it!
I’m working through updating the user manual to account for the changes in program operation that have crept in since the last edition of it.
So there we have it. As tempting as it is to immediately drop-ship the new codebase out to people, its essential to make sure everything is in place before that. In the meantime, if you’re a registered WM customer and you really need the new features or bugfixes that 2.2 brings, drop me a line and I can set you up with the final 2.2 beta edition in the interim.