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Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:42 pm
by Macback
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:08 am The beta release is coming this month.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26849&p=124529#p124529

Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:06 am But it's coming very soon.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=27001&p=124376#p124376

Thu May 04, 2017 10:01 am Just a quick update to let you know that the first beta of NewsLeecher V8 will be out within the next week or two.
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=26838&p=124232#p124232

In 45 days it's one year that we're waiting.

But pssssssssst, it's coming soon !

Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:50 am
by Antonin
Astounding, actually.

Scuba et al - how can we have any faith and confidence in V8 when it has taken you almost a year to solve problems that you originally thought were simple?

Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:47 am
by scuba
Antonin wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:50 am
Astounding, actually.

Scuba et al - how can we have any faith and confidence in V8 when it has taken you almost a year to solve problems that you originally thought were simple?
Let me say again: I have written several times in the forum that we are aware of this time period of a new version! Also that we have not been good with information. I cannot do this every week...
but remember that:
- version 7 is free to use with commercial banner (commercial for our own usenet - and not external stuff)
- Supersearch/superleech is working
- Out usenet service is one of the best (if not the best!) on the marked.
- Support team is running.

So it's not like we have left the building and not doing anything. New version has taken to much time...BUT....our service level has been the same. All that is missing is that new version and it is coming. I cannot set a date because we earlier have seen bugs that suddenly was found and then people complain. Also there have been many changes to the UI which also have been important for us.

Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:53 am
by Shalom2010
So you have no Timeline at all since May 2017....shame. I love the program and use it daily. My hopes were up for a new version by the end of 2017 as you announced. Happy to wait...but not forever :(

Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:29 pm
by Seeker04
So why not release the current version you have for Version 8 and call it Beta 1, which will open it up to more people to test (it is a BETA version still, so the risk averse people will stay on Version 7 Final Release), and then continue to work on the issues the programmers are having, and once resolved, a Beta 2 could be released, which satisfies the people who like to test new versions frequently. (Myself being one of the frequent testers).

Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:19 am
by Zooitje
What I am concerned about even more than a new version is that already for a year or so I hardly get any hits on the titles that I have in the Super Leech section. And IF something is downloaded then most of the time 1 or 2 days after the release. Before that started to happen NL always had the things I follow downloaded the same day. Out of the 30 active titles in this section, I sometimes get downloads of no more than maybe 3 of them per week. So I'm now thinking of ending my subscription if things do not change within the next 2 months, either with v7 or with a (beta of) v8.

Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:47 pm
by tvr4ever
Any news on the coming update ?

Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 10:32 am
by scuba
tvr4ever wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 12:47 pm
Any news on the coming update ?
yes the last month there have been 2 test releases in the alphagroup and one more is coming within a few days.

Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:53 pm
by tvr4ever
Another month has passed, any news yet, when do we get the update ?

Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:14 pm
by pandustries

yes the last month there have been 2 test releases in the alphagroup and one more is coming within a few days.
How can I join the Alpha group? I am a very seasoned software tester with lots of Alpha/Beta testing experience.

Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:25 pm
by sw14316676
Paying everymonth, but still running V7beta15!!
2 years past for a final release!
How come it takes that long to get a new release out, it really feels like Newsleecher has left the building and gaining money everymonth just to keep the services up-and-running and that about it.

The subscribers are left in the dark here!

Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:44 pm
by Macback
Earth is 4,543 × 10^9 * 365 days old, so it's coming within a few days.

Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:38 am
by Priesy
Usenet is a mess these days and I doubt having a new version is going to solve that for anybody
Most posts are now either obfuscated password protected or posted across multiple groups
All I'm interested in is bug fixes which get bugger all attention as far as I can tell :\
If you just migrated V7 Final to x64 it'd be a start and could sort out a lot of users memory issues

Just my tuppence worth

Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:33 pm
by tvr4ever
I don't want to sound inpatient, but is there any news about the update ?

Re: Newsleecher V8 Beta Release - Timeline

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:21 am
by y0himba
The last post in the news tab in Newsleecher is from Jan 11th of this year. I am still paying for software updates, but haven't seen any? V7 is nice, but it would be nice to see some activity...