Can FRS let us know if June is spelled J U L Y?

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Rather than the huge number of "are we there yet" posts that happen when we get close to a new release of SmartSDR, could FRS lift the curtains enough for the Great Oz to tell us if June needs to become July for version 2.0?

The benefit for me is I know the hams who I help with their Flex-6000s want to upgrade, and I'm hoping to schedule time to help them appropriately.

The benefit for FRS is if the date needs to be extended we get the grumble done with quickly, and without several posts a day asking "is it now?"

Thanks and 73

Steve K9ZW

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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Mickey N4MB

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Having made a good living managing and performing technology projects, generally the marketing folks are more optimistic than the technical folks... Sometimes, in the pre-ship phase, near the release of product, someone finds one of those "Oh my God, we can't release with THAT" bugs that might take weeks to fix. So the product release might push.

BUT, today is only the 23rd. There's a week left in the month. Kudos to those in the QA process who have the courage to stop issues going into production "no matter what!" 


Mickey N4MB
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Let me assure you that the developers and Alpha team want it released as soon as it is bug free. The Alpha team is receiving frequent code to test and we are close to public ready code barring no new major bugs. Everyone wants you to have a fantastic experience on your first attempt. Quality is more important than an arbitrary date. You'll love the new code when it's released and it will be be like having a new radio.


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David Livingston

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They have never had a release that was bug free... There is always something...!!!
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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Thank you for the feedback Mack

Many thanks to the FRS staff and the tireless Alpha team.

The efforts to bring a great advance in a good quality control passed package is appreciated.

I think we all know that a wider release will complete the "stress testing" and glad the team is onboard to tweak things as needed.

This release might be a good time to try a "best practices" PDF like the FAQ to capture what works good-better-best and what things give v2.0 any heartburn with what sorts it out. Something quicker and dynamiclybupdated like the FAQs.

Again thank you and 73,

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Larry - WA7LZO

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It seems to me this thread has reached the end of its useful life. Flex is working hard to get V2.0 released, with as few bugs as is possible. It will be released when it's ready. Can we now stop beating this dead horse, and put this subject to rest?
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A status report on 2.0 will be forthcoming.  Please note that for several years now, we only release software when we believe it has achieved a quality level that meets our requirements, not based on a specific date.  Any date that is given associated with a future software or product release is always tentative, a best guess estimate on our part.  It is not nor will it ever be a promise.  We cannot know what we do not know and that doesn't change until we start writing and testing the code.  This is why we never promise a ship date.

We appreciate everyone's comments and have taken them into consideration.  Thank you.

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