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What’s with all the versions?

May 5th, 2005 · 4 Comments

So lately we have released both 2.1.2 and 2.5alpha and soon we will release 2.1.3. What’s up with all these versions? Well, here’s what’s happening:

Nisus Writer Express 2.5 is the brand spanking new version of Express that we have been working on for some time. It has some cool new features like a really slick system for bullets and numbering, a better style sheet, and right to left support. Perhaps most importantly, version 2.5 will be our “bug smasher” release. We are taking the time to really clean out our bug database. We are also going to release frequent alphas and betas so that you can try out the new features if you want and report bugs to us early on while we can fix them.

In the mean time, we have made some very minor changes to our current “stable” release 2.1.1 to support the new version of Mac OS X, Tiger. This version is called 2.1.2. Several users have experienced some additional issues that we did not find in our own testing on Tiger, so we have now fixed those issues as well and we will soon release 2.1.3.

So there you have it: if you are on Tiger, please upgrade to 2.1.2 (and 2.1.3 when it is released. If you want to try out the newest features and you aren’t afraid of bugs, try the sneak peek of our new version 2.5.

Tags: General

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Anonymous // May 5, 2005 at 7:17 am

    Charles – you wrote “We are also going to release frequent alphas and betas so that you can try out the new features if you want and report bugs to us early on while we can fix them.”

    Define “frequent.” Today is May 5. The previous 2.5a release is dated April 21.

  • 2 Charles Jolley // May 5, 2005 at 5:25 pm

    Well, the current beta expires 15 days after it was released, so I suppose we will need to put something new out before then! 🙂

    -Charles

  • 3 Peter Edwardsson // May 6, 2005 at 6:20 am

    Just experienced the expected expiring date of NWE 2.5 alpha. Will there be a new version ready for download before the weekend? 🙂

  • 4 Jim Strickland // May 6, 2005 at 1:09 pm

    The 2.1.3 beta does appear to fix the ‘can’t save files I didn’t create’ problem. Are there any showstopper bugs with it that I shouldn’t use it to work on my novel? (These would be bugs that cause file corruption, loss of data, etc).

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