4.0 beta release date?

Discussion in 'Prevx Betas' started by Habakuck, Oct 10, 2010.

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  1. Habakuck

    Habakuck Registered Member

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    Hi there.

    Is there any rough timetable for the v4 beta? =)

    I am waiting for that for too long.... ;)
    Can't wait to get into beta testing.
     
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    Re: 4.0

    Lol, I saw the topic title from wilders front page and thought it was already available :p
     
  3. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    I changed the title of this thread as it indeed was a bit too optimistic :D

    Edited to remove outdated information
     
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  4. Habakuck

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    O.k. thanks
     
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    Will it be available for only paid users or any user can test it. I mean to say can we test the entire software?
     
  6. funkydude

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    Boo! Hiss! :)
     
  7. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Everyone will be allowed to test it :)

    Unfortunately we're stuck between the legalities of waiting for patents to clear and major improvements between the agent, webservers, and database. This is the largest project we've ever undertaken - far more substantial than the shift from Prevx 2 to 3 - and trust me, I want to send this out as soon as possible :D

    Just as a bit of a teaser: our current goal is 1/10th of the background RAM usage and a full program size of 500KB :)
     
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    Doesn't that make Prevx use more pagefile in result make Prevx itself slower? Or less pagefile and RAM use, making the CPU work harder because it needs to redo things that could have been in RAM or pagefile?
     
  9. PrevxHelp

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    No - we aren't sacrificing any area of the system, it has simply been redesigned in such a way that it requires very little of CPU/RAM/pagefile resources. Additionally, we aren't "hiding" the memory usage by performing allocations in kernel mode like a number of AVs do currently :)
     
  10. Triple Helix

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    By the size of the client it's a True Cloud Technology which is the strength of Prevx! Licking my lips already but being careful not to Drool! ;)

    TH
     
  11. funkydude

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    So you're basically having the servers farms run most of the code?
     
  12. PrevxHelp

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    The servers do currently run most of Prevx today but P4 locally actually will have far more features than P3 even though it is substantially smaller :)
     
  13. Habakuck

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    Will P4 become cheaper than the current version?
     
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    I'm not sure - I'm not involved in the pricing discussions so we'll probably have to wait until closer to release. However, we will have a free period for beta testers :)
     
  15. Habakuck

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    Fine.
     
  16. Fad

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    Does that mean currently paid users who also beta test, will have a period during which the license is effectively useless ?
     
  17. PrevxHelp

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    Prevx 3 will remain in existence so the license can still be applied over it. The beta testing community will be provided test licenses for Prevx 4 but as the product is completely rewritten, it shouldn't be considered at any point that the license is being "replaced" by the beta testing license (which will have different functionality centrally as well).
     
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    Thanks, so just to clarify:

    Presumably v4 will need a new license, so will there be a way of upgrading from an existing v3 license when the time arrives that v4 goes eventually "public" ?

    There will be many people with current remaining time on their v3 licenses, so what actually happens to them ?

    also...

    Regarding those of us who have an existing v3 license and are willing & able to beta test v4 - will the remaining time (and particularly inferred cost) left on the duration on the existing v3 licenses become effectively "wasted" ?
    as that time would be expiring daily while testing out on what would be a free grace period while beta testing v4 - which could go on for some time.

    I hope that made more sense than it sounded whilst typing it.
     
  19. PrevxHelp

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    This isn't finalized yet but as far as I know, a P3 license will be able to be used in P4 and the licenses will carry over. P3 also won't disappear overnight - it will probably be available for quite some time until P4 is sufficiently released and tested.


    We can certainly work on a per-case basis for this. We do not want anyone to feel cheated out of any license time - if anything, we can probably just add on the beta duration to the end of the user's license if they were using the same PC to test P4 that they had P3 protecting :)
     
  20. Habakuck

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    Maybe there are some license gifts for very activ beta testers too... :)
     
  21. Fad

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    Thanks Joe for the info....I just thought it might deter some people from beta testing if they thought they might lose potentially weeks or even months off their licenses.
     
  22. pabrate

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    Can't wait to see that, if you know what I mean :p
     
  23. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    That would certainly be nice :)
     
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    I agree :)!
    I can't wait :D
     
  25. shadek

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    Joe, you mentioned Jan '11 as release date. Is that for the beta release or the sharp version release? If it's not the beta release, is there any road map as to when we can begin beta-testing?
     
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