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    Default v11 Beta while still maintaining v10.5 application

    Is anyone beta testing Version 11 while simultaneously maintaining a Version 10 or 10.5 application?

    I want to start moving forward on some of the Version 11 features but need to know that I don't have to stop improving and maintaining my 10.5 app.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: v11 Beta while still maintaining v10.5 application

    You will need to work with a distinct copy of your application in V11 if you want to keep it running in 10. Being a beta, it is STRONGLY recommended you work with a copy of your application anyway.

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    Default Re: v11 Beta while still maintaining v10.5 application

    No - don't go there - they are not backward compatible under certain circumstances.
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    Default Re: v11 Beta while still maintaining v10.5 application

    It's a beta... no one (well almost no one) has any idea what may or may not make it into the final release. As good as these betas are, you can work on a separate copy of your system as long as your next release date is well past the V11 release, but I would never expect a problem free beta system and have to depend on it. I would certainly try it but would never blame Alpha5 if it didn't work out.

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    Default Re: v11 Beta while still maintaining v10.5 application

    Some functions have been replaced in V11. Although eventually you will have to have a clear separation, I have used the following condition statement where applicable:

    a5ver = floor(val(version("v")))
    select
    case a5ver=10
    'my v10 statement
    case a5ver=11
    'my v11 statement
    end select
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    Default Re: v11 Beta while still maintaining v10.5 application

    I understand all that--guess I just needed to confirm what David said--that the v11 beta wasn't going to be a patch on top of my existing 10.5 software and I'd have to stop making any real changes to the 10.5 application until after v11 was good enough for release. Sorry for a less-than-clear question, but thanks for all your answers.

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