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Old 05-02-2009, 02:29 AM   #341
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Question BETA 10 upload

Jim,

Was wondering how long it takes Prolific to update their version? I think you said it's been about a week since this updated was available.
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:40 AM   #342
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You don't need to wait for Prolific, the very latest has ALWAYS been available, - for weeks!!! - From... http://www.fish-byte.com/MA3Beta.zip
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:46 AM   #343
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bet10

I was waiting for prolific because I want to stablized version.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:31 AM   #344
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As far as I understand, at the time of being passed over to Prolific for download from SereneScreen, the two versions are virtually identical.

From SereneScreen you will get the addition of an installer, the statistics default to off, and it never expires. - But it's rarely the latest!

With the Betas from Fish-Byte, the statistics default to on, and they expire every few weeks. - BUT YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE VERY LATEST!
(..... plus you can 'install' it yourself if you wish.)

I cannot think of a good reason NOT to use Jim's very latest version from... http://www.fish-byte.com/MA3Beta.zip
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:53 PM   #345
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Originally posted by JamesMeacham2005:
I was waiting for prolific because I want to stablized version.  
A new version shows up here on the forum. If there are any immediate problems, they are usually fixed with another 1-2 updates over the next few days. Then we sit at that version for several weeks. Finally, that version gets packaged with the installer and in another 1-2 weeks that same version appears at SereneScreen.com, just wrapped in an installer.

So just saying, if you really want to wait a month to use each version, that's fine, but if you keep checking back here, it becomes pretty clear after just a few days whether the version here at the forum is stable or not.

So far, in 9 years, not one version of SereneScreen Aquarium has resulted in data loss.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:18 AM   #346
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
Edgar finished his part a week ago. Just waiting for Prolific to add the installer.  
How's that coming along?
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:25 PM   #347
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I don't know if the v10a version is up on Serenescreen or not. I'm on my iPhone so I can't download right now.
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:33 AM   #348
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Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
I don't know if the v10a version is up on Serenescreen or not. I'm on my iPhone so I can't download right now.  
When I checked - yesterday - by downloading it and comparing file sizes - it was still the same size as before. [Not that it helps, but the "file version" was 0.0.0.0]

Please pardon the blunt language:

That's an absolutely ridiculous way for YOU to have to find out if the production code version has changed.

It's an absolutely ridiculous way for those who participate in this forum, to find out if the production code version has changed.

These are not just "bug fix" releases - they are major "function" additions.

And, if you want the excellent results of your long hours of artistry, blood, sweat, and tears to be enjoyed by the general public who already purchased the product..........
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:33 AM   #349
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Could a "Check For Updates" not be added to the "Paid" for version, that would automatically check for latest version and download it as does DreamAquarium. Jim
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:02 AM   #350
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prolific update

Again I think Prolific needs to get on the ball and post the update. As I'm not willing to take that chance with my computer on the unstable version. As far a buisness wise I would think it would make since to post updates as soon as it is safe too.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:43 AM   #351
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The 'current' beta is not unstable. It's just expired.

Other than that, there are no problems with it.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:34 AM   #352
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Originally posted by dwax:
Any chance of getting Beta 10a uploaded to Serenescreen.com?  
Originally posted by Jim Sachs:
Edgar is working on it.  
Really?

21 days and counting...
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:44 AM   #353
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Originally posted by Wizwad:
The 'current' beta is not unstable. It's just expired.

Other than that, there are no problems with it.  
...except that it says "MA3 BetaText9 has expired" when it's really 10a that expired".
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:34 AM   #354
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:34 AM   #355
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Today mine says "Beta Test 9 has expired"
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:18 PM   #356
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Originally posted by jimkraz:
Could a "Check For Updates" not be added to the "Paid" for version, that would automatically check for latest version and download it as does DreamAquarium. Jim  
I came to look for a new update because like others I also got the message that my version (9a ) 10 has expired. I like this idea that Jimkraz has here (quoted above), but I was thinking why make it overly complex - why not just add the button for everyone - but just keep the registration information intact with each new download (those that have registered won't need to put in the registration again when the new copy is downloaded, those that haven't registered will still need to put testfish in).

Either way though, not a bad idea from a consumer stand point - I am not a programmer though, so not sure how difficult that would be to add to the settings GUI.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:40 PM   #357
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The latest non-expiring MA3 Beta10a with installer is at: http://www.fish-byte.com/MarineAquarium3.exe
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:07 PM   #358
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Thank you for the update!
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:43 PM   #359
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Thank you for the update!
 
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:25 PM   #360
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