Latest version of FirstDefense?

Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by PeterVO, Aug 11, 2006.

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  1. PeterVO

    PeterVO Registered Member

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    Hello,

    according to the info on the Leapfrog Website the latest version is 1.10.172 which came out on 17/07/06.
    Consulting the Raxco site, their latest is build 166 dating from 12/8/2005.
    Why does it take that long for Raxco to update? o_O
    Could I just download the latest version from Leapfrog and install it over the Raxco one?

    Kind regards,

    PeterVO
     
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    My advice : don't use the Leapfrog version, it's a beta version and has no support.
    The final version is still build 166 until Raxco publishes a new version.
    You can't use a beta version for softwares on this level. FDISR isn't a spreadsheet or browser
    Just be patience. :)
     
  4. TonyW

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    The Leapfrog version isn't beta. It is the version they offer to their resellers, like Raxco. However, Raxco & others do their own in-house beta testing before offering the same to the public, apparently. It is essentially the same software - build .166 on the Raxco site is like build .166 that was on the Leapfrog site, albeit with some cosmetic differences.
     
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    The average users aren't resellers and if resellers like to test Leapfrog version first, I consider this as good as a beta, because they are not selling it for some reasons.
    I only deal with Raxco. :)
     
  6. TonyW

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    It has already been beta-tested by Leapfrog. It's just vendors like Raxco do their own internal testing as well, which, by the way, seems to be taking too long IMO.
     
  7. Peter2150

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    Couple of factors, Tony. 1) It's not just a matter of beta testing it, but they also have to train themselves to be able to support the new version. Also I believe Raxco is also working on Version 8 of Perfect Disk, so that factors into their time allocation.

    Pete
     
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    It must be comforting that Peter and ErikAlbert are always right. :)
    But I agree with Tony, Leapfrog Software released a small bugfix after build 169, and the 172 build is running fine if you can live without the Raxco make-up/support.
     
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    I don't know what is going on at Leapfrog and Raxco, I don't participate in the development of FDISR. I also don't know to whom I'm talking at Wilders.
    So if a member asks me which version of FDISR, I play safe and recommend to use the Raxco (final) version of FDISR, the one I use, not the Leapfrog version.
    I don't have any problem, if the member decides to use the Leapfrog version. It's not my computer.
     
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    Not sure where the sarcastic remark, or what being "always right about". I asked Raxco about this a while back, and what I said above was the answer I got from them. If I read that wrong, my apologies.

    Pete
     
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    Mine says version 2.14 build 122 tried to update from site but says windows patch or soemthing didnt work does it matter re update still works fine? MD
     
  12. TonyW

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    It's possible Raxco discovered the problems fixed in build .172 during their internal testing, and reported them to Leapfrog hence such a speedy update on Leapfrog's part. I dunno really, just surmising. :)
     
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    I expect they're particularly busy with that right now.
     
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    I expect they will be if the new version is slated to be released this fall.
     
  15. TonyW

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    Seeing as PD v8 is being released to the public next Tuesday, 12th, I wonder how soon we can expect to see Raxco issue the new release of FD-ISR. They must have tested it against PD v8; in fact, the FD-ISR exclusion is still there in my copy of the program.
     
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    Now you know "the rest of the story", I was busy along with them.
     
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