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For those of us who have been testing the beta, when we receive the 1.7 version on Wednesday, how should we install it on Windows?  I.e. do we do an uninstall of the beta followed by an install of 1.7; or, do we just install 1.7 over the top of the beta??


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Neither. You install alongside the beta, if it works like all the other Affinity applications work.


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Thanks Walt.

I'm just trying to figure out any advantages to retaining the beta.....


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38 minutes ago, RickyO said:

I'm just trying to figure out any advantages to retaining the beta

There will almost certainly be new betas, perhaps quite quickly to fix any urgent bugs - this is exactly what happened with Designer / Photo going from 1.7 to 1.7.1 in time for the Publisher release.

So if you want to continue testing beta versions, they will install over old Betas and along side the release version.

But it would do no harm to uninstall the beta either!


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3 hours ago, RickyO said:

I'm just trying to figure out any advantages to retaining the beta.....

When there's a new beta, as Aammppaa mentioned, if you've retained the old one your old settings from the prior beta will probably remain in place.

Edit: Actually, that may not be true. The new beta will be a Customer Beta, not a Public Beta as the current one is.

 


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3 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

When there's a new beta, as Aammppaa mentioned, if you've retained the old one your old settings from the prior beta will probably remain in place.

Edit: Actually, that may not be true. The new beta will be a Customer Beta, not a Public Beta as the current one is.

 

Thanks.

But with the release tomorrow, aren't the betas history?  It should be the mark of moving from beta to final.  No?

 


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3 hours ago, Aammppaa said:

There will almost certainly be new betas, perhaps quite quickly to fix any urgent bugs - this is exactly what happened with Designer / Photo going from 1.7 to 1.7.1 in time for the Publisher release.

So if you want to continue testing beta versions, they will install over old Betas and along side the release version.

But it would do no harm to uninstall the beta either!

Thanks again. 


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1 hour ago, walt.farrell said:

When there's a new beta, as Aammppaa mentioned, if you've retained the old one your old settings from the prior beta will probably remain in place.

Edit: Actually, that may not be true. The new beta will be a Customer Beta, not a Public Beta as the current one is.

 

Walt, I appreciate your effort.  Unfortunately, I'm even more confused.

Forty years in IT and dev, and the usage of the term beta over the years was consistent and quite different from what Serif is using.  But that's on me.  (We always used alpha, followed by beta, and then onto a final release; with all thereafter being updates, whether minor or major.  This system you're describing is new to me, and seems a bit complicated:  customer beta, public beta, co-existence of beta with final release versions.  Is it just me, or, .....).


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When Publisher is released, there will be subsequent update releases, which will be released as a „beta“ release before being shipped to the end user. This is not really unusual. Adobe works the same way, Apple with its macOS updates too, and, and, and …

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Seems overly complicated, especially when put on a timeline.  Too easy to have parallel, out-of-sync versions and dev tracks.  Unnecessary.  Just my experience.


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Why that? Would you prefer to have no beta release between major editions? If yes, why don‘t you simply renounce on downloading them? You are not forced to do so.

And: Don‘t you think, it is better to expand the base of testing even of dot releases? I think this increases the possibilities of spotting bugs and inconsistencies.

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