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Vague ETA?


Travis Jeffries
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Yeah, I know there isn't an official ETA and that IPS Inc. doesn't want to commit to one.  But is there any better information than "Q2 of 2014" (although I think this was later revised to just 2014, which is over in a week).  The beta doesn't seem worth testing (for us) yet since both Nexus and Content aren't available, which is a majority of what our current site runs and where the compatibility issues will probably arise.

I figured I'd reactivate the license when 4.0 came out, but now I've been sitting around with an expired version for a good six months.  We want to make the migration ASAP but I'm going to be too busy to handle a migration like that in Q2 of 2015.  If we buy a license now, can we expect to have IPS 4 shipped within the 6 month upgrade period?  Or should we assume a stable version isn't going to be available until at least summer of 2015?

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There is a lot of topics about this already. I know you won't like this answer, but you are basically saying "I know IPS does not give out an ETA, but I want an ETA anyway"... so I have to repeat something that is being said xtimes already:

It will be released when it's ready.

The beta doesn't seem worth testing (for us) yet since both Nexus and Content aren't available, which is a majority of what our current site runs and where the compatibility issues will probably arise.

All apps minus IP. Chat are available for beta testing. :)

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All apps minus IP. Chat are available for beta testing. :)

​Oh, I missed the Beta 4 announcement.  That's a lot more promising then.

What I meant about an ETA was a ballpark, not a date, and hoped we could get another quarter estimate.  I'm familiar with software development cycles myself and know how things go, but with some inside knowledge on how development is going combined with the fact that IPS 4 is already in its fourth beta, it's really not too hard to make an educated guess.  Especially if IPS is using agile, scrum, or any similar industry standard continuous integration development methodology, since it can be pushed out a bit earlier and new features added later.

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We are no longer adding new features, but we can't push it out "a bit earlier" right now - we are basically in bug fix mode, and until the bugs are fixed the software is not ready for production.

 

I expect we'll have a revised estimate available following the upcoming holidays.

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​Oh, I missed the Beta 4 announcement.  That's a lot more promising then.

What I meant about an ETA was a ballpark, not a date, and hoped we could get another quarter estimate.  I'm familiar with software development cycles myself and know how things go, but with some inside knowledge on how development is going combined with the fact that IPS 4 is already in its fourth beta, it's really not too hard to make an educated guess.  Especially if IPS is using agile, scrum, or any similar industry standard continuous integration development methodology, since it can be pushed out a bit earlier and new features added later.

​Ballpark?  Q2 2014

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