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v10 Beta "Expiry" Date

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  • v10 Beta "Expiry" Date


    FYI, as far as I am aware, the Beta expiry date (the date on which all v10 functions stop working unless you buy v10) is now 15th September, extended from 1st September.

    Please ensure that you check with Selwyn etc. if v10 is not yet available as it gets closer to the 15th... so the Beta can be extended again.

    Fingers crossed though, the creation of v10 forums means the release is imminent... :D

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    Re: v10 Beta "Expiry" Date

    15th September
    OT but FYI
    This coincides with 2009's (what I believe will be) the largest literary marketting and publishing event.
    eg. The release of Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol"


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      Re: v10 Beta "Expiry" Date

      I was told that the release of the full V10 Beta should be this week or next. The final release may not be as imminent as we would hope for. The Desktop stuff still has to be shaken out a bit...
      Bill Griffin
      Parkell, Inc


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        Re: v10 Beta "Expiry" Date

        Does anyone know what the new (and I'm assuming there is a new one) expiry date is on the beta with Sept. 15th now only a day away? I have several applications in production use already and want to make sure that none fail due to beta expirations.
        Brad Weaver, President
        ComputerAid International
        Ottawa ON Canada
        Versailles KY USA


        • #5
          Re: v10 Beta "Expiry" Date

          20th, I think, but I don't know which build that started on


          • #6
            Re: v10 Beta "Expiry" Date

            Thanks Andrea! Much may have been made on this board regarding documentation and the lack of other reference materials but one thing no one can complain about is the responsiveness of the developer community to each other here. I'll try to pay-it-forward as I become more proficient in Alpha.
            Brad Weaver, President
            ComputerAid International
            Ottawa ON Canada
            Versailles KY USA