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4.3 release schedule

September 08, 2009 — BarryK
I have got the Perth Royal Show gig coming up again this year. Those of you who have monitored my blog for over a year will know of this. I have worked there as a "Pavilion Steward" for the last couple of years, in a pavilion that has displays of the various regions of Western Australia. Here is a snapshot of my Midwest region from last year:

What I would like to do is get 4.3final out before that, and I'm aiming for the 18th September. The Royal Show starts sometime after that, but I want some leeway to handle feedback immediately after 4.3final is released -- as I won't have much Internet access while in Perth this time. I'll be in Perth about 2 weeks -- I work at the show from about 1 week before it starts, helping construction and general setup in the pavilion, then the actual Show runs for about 1 week.

So, I plan to upload 4.3beta3 about 5-6 days from now.

The alternative is that I delay 4.3final until about mid-October, but would prefer not to do that.

Perth Royal Agricultural Show home page:


4.3 release date
Username: dogone
The decision is completely up to you, Barry. I believe however that 424 is so good that few, if any, would mind waiting until mid-October. Beta 2 is very usable and if the extra weeks would mean more time to mull and recover your perspective, then they might well be worth the wait. A great big thank you for the progress to date. 4.3 will be stellar.

Slow Puppy
Username: cthisbear
"Barry: Take the extra time to make a great Puppy. We have so much variety in our Puplets, so what we really need is a stable base. Flash must work, browsers don't go down, and all our media codecs, links... whatever just work. Please speed Slowly. And enjoy your time at the show. Chris.

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Username: BarryK
"I won't force things, the post is just a statement of how I would like it to pan out. I would prefer to to be free of 4.3 by the time the Show starts, have a nice time doing simple manual no-brainer work for awhile, then return and start on something new.

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