Another one month for v1.4

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IK6DLK Fabrizio

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Official Response
Yes.  This is the official answer from Gerald on this issue from an earlier post.

Our software team focus has shifted from feature addition to maximization of performance and stability.

LAN Remote involved major surgery that pointed out bottlenecks in the existing code that required re-factoring to achieve best performance.  Code re-factoring creates new bugs that must be located and fixed before the software is released to the general public.  Code re-factoring is a fact of life in order to build high quality software that evolves over time.  We expected to re-factor this specific code at some point but the bottlenecks incurred with the new feature moved the work into this release.

We are currently in the cycle of alpha test > bug reports > debug > alpha test > rinse and repeat until done.  For you software guys, we use Agile methodologies that produce daily builds and frequent releases to the Alpha Team.  A new alpha release went into field test yesterday.  

As Steve said in his article, we are targeting a January 30 general release.

Thanks for your patience as we complete the process.  We wish you all a very happy holiday season.

73,
Gerald
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James Kirk

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If you know whats good for you, be nice to this guy...I gots nothing more ta say.
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W5XZ - dan

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" Mr Corleone is a man who insists on hearing bad news at once.."

ha ha ha...73, W5XZ, dan
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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I am content to wait until the software is ready than hurry something out that will need fixing later.  In the mean time, I have a rig that is performing very well, even if it has a few odd personality traits.   

"Re-factoring" was going to happen no matter what, eventually.  We might as well get it over now so that it doesn't become a major problem when work on V.2.0 gets into high gear.  

This is something that Microsoft apparently didn't do very well in the early days of Windows development.  They just added layer upon layer of increased complexity to Windows and associated programs, resulting in unbelievable "bloatware" filled with excess code and work-arounds that no one noticed much because we all kept buying bigger and faster computers that grew just barely faster than the software.  This cannot happen with the 6000 series.  There is no easy "memory and HD upgrade" that I am aware of.  (but it would be nice!)

I say "Take your time and get it right"  ... and perhaps throw in a few surprise in the process!  It will be worth the wait.

Ken - NM9P
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Michael

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can we have a virtual advent calendar with 45 small Screenshoots of version 1.4 get behind 45 small doors on this site?

Merry Christmas

73 de
Michael
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