so, how’s RW doing?
@Isaiah Thanks for this post! My regular readers (rapidweaver.ninja) expect me to review new releases as soon as they become available. As such, I installed to RW 8 as soon as it was released as a Beta. I don’t mind testing beta software, it can actually be fun and I’ve tested betas from numerous LARGE companies, Apple, Adobe, Quark.Inc included.
What I don’t consider fair to the users is when an app is released as “Final” and then continues to issue Beta 0.1; 0.2; 0.3 “Final, Final, Final Releases”.
I don’t mind waiting until an app has reached a ‘final’ stable version before committing to a purchase, or an upgrade.
And if the Golden Master (which Realmac has obviously never heard of) proves to be buggy, I expect it to be withdrawn and will wait for the Golden Master II! Remember OS X GM00.1??
I’ve used RW since it’s earliest beta release and after experiencing several buggy updates (most especially 6—7 and 7—8) I’m becoming disheartened by the products being pushed by Realmac.
In my opinion, it’s unfair to allow regular users to test beta products. Test; test again until the users have finally identified a ‘stable’ product – this is simply not the way that a professional software smithy works.
For my ‘professional’ websites I still use RW7.x.
I’m still waiting for “come on in, the water’s fine”. And this announcement for RW8 doesn’t look as if it 's coming any time soon.
Happy Beta Testing!!