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IPS Product Line Release Schedule

Charles

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Over this summer we have put a lot of work into the IPS applications to get them up to the same level of modern code that IP.Board itself features. If you have been following our blog you will have read about all the new features and enhancements coming to the applications. More blog entries on updates to other applications are coming so keep reading our blog for updates.

You may have noticed that there have not been a lot of releases to our applications over the last couple months. This is because we decided to take a new approach to our development cycle and we are happy to say we are wrapping up development on updates to all of our applications! Anyone who has been a customer of IPS for a period of time knows that we are always reluctant to post any sort of schedules. They are too easy to miss and, when that happens, people tend to get a tad... upset :)

For the first (and who knows: perhaps the last) time we are able to announce a general release schedule. On October 26 we will release IP.Board 3.1.3 which is a maintenance release that addresses many reported bugs and also contains code needed for the upcoming updates to all of our applications. After this release, we plan on releasing either an update or maintenance release to one of our applications every Tuesday through the end of the year! Some weeks there may also be an additional release on Thursday depending on schedule requirements. So that's one or two releases every week through the end of the year! The following applications (not listed in release order) will be released, updated, or see maintenance releases as needed:

  • IP.Blog
  • IP.Chat
  • IP.Content
  • IP.Downloads
  • IP.Gallery
  • IP.Nexus


Once this application update release schedule is complete we will have a new, modern line of applications that work with IP.Board and will be well-positioned for the upcoming IP.Board 3.2 series.

Everyone at IPS hopes you are as excited we are at this aggressive release schedule and the improvements to your community all of these updates will bring!

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All staff have logos in their avatars, and also an IPS Staff group badge - so we're easy to spot. That said, avatars do not show up in blog comments..

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[quote name='Enkidu' date='19 October 2010 - 10:27 AM']It's Tuesday. Tick tock IPS

Our Tuesday releases do not start until after IP.Board 3.1.3's release on October 26th :)

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[quote name='Alex' date='19 October 2010 - 10:57 AM']
Our Tuesday releases do not start until after IP.Board 3.1.3's release on October 26th :)


you didn't say which year? :P

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[quote name='Alex' date='19 October 2010 - 10:55 AM'] All staff have logos in their avatars, and also an IPS Staff group badge - so we're easy to spot. That said, avatars do not show up in blog comments..

Perhaps blog comments display names could be colour coded as default. :)

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[quote name='.Ian' date='19 October 2010 - 06:22 AM']
Perhaps blog comments display names could be colour coded as default. :)

In unison with everyone else...
"Post feature requests in the feedback forum..." :lol:

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[quote name='Mark' date='18 October 2010 - 04:33 PM']
IP.Gallery 4.0 and IP.Content 2.1 will be compatible with IP.Board 3.1.3.

Perfect! Thank you.

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Will you be blogging the details of the major updates / fixes for each product update?

I know I can see fixed bugs in the tracker, but a shortlist per-product would be good as it would allow us to see the benefits of upgrading each package.

Cheers,
Shaun :D

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[quote name='CycleChat' date='21 October 2010 - 10:30 AM']
Will you be blogging the details of the major updates / fixes for each product update?

I know I can see fixed bugs in the tracker, but a shortlist per-product would be good as it would allow us to see the benefits of upgrading each package.

Cheers,
Shaun :D


I expect there will be something to indicate what changes / fixes are in each update :) , whether or not it justifies a weekly Blog entry or just a post outlining the changes I am not sure.

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[quote name='ørret' date='21 October 2010 - 01:48 PM']
What's happening to IP.Converge?

I know.. the modules really need an update

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[quote name='zaz! Interactive' date='25 October 2010 - 06:06 AM']
I know.. the modules really need an update


We never wrote the modules. They were a third party product.

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Charles, if people tend to get a "tad upset" with IPS when you miss their schedule, they don't know much about the world of Information Systems, Data Processing, Information Technology, or whatever handle you want to use. Software development is not like making widgets in a factory where you can accurately predict how many widgets you make in a month. Software development is an intellectual exercise with unpredictable issues and progress measured in fits and starts. Having been in this business for many years, I would welcome a schedule delay knowing that your product is "Ready" when finally released. Thanks for the schedule. :thumbsup:

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[quote name='augenj' date='25 October 2010 - 03:58 PM']
Charles, if people tend to get a "tad upset" with IPS when you miss their schedule, they don't know much about the world of Information Systems, Data Processing, Information Technology, or whatever handle you want to use. Software development is not like making widgets in a factory where you can accurately predict how many widgets you make in a month. Software development is an intellectual exercise with unpredictable issues and progress measured in fits and starts. Having been in this business for many years, I would welcome a schedule delay knowing that your product is "Ready" when finally released. Thanks for the schedule. :thumbsup:


Happy you understand but most don't :)

I like the way you worded your explanation, though. I might use that in the future.

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[quote name='Charles' date='25 October 2010 - 04:26 PM']
Happy you understand but most don't :)

I like the way you worded your explanation, though. I might use that in the future.

That was indeed nicely worded. I still prefer to ask in the opposite fashion though. Instead of a release date, knowing that something WON'T be released before a certain date let's me know when to check back for updates and get a better feel for how much more needs to be done. That way, I can go about my life so that the time passes by more quickly for me. :D

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well i love the 3.1.3 it fix´s some of the bug in 3.1.2

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[quote name='Mark' date='25 October 2010 - 09:31 AM']
We never wrote the modules. They were a third party product.

But you did wrote IP.Converge right? If so, what is happening to it, is it not a part of your product line?

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