There are five stages used in our release cycle.
These necessary phases are essential to the overall goal of putting the most stable & solid software products on the market.
Each stage has a purpose and a goal that is set to help engineers and developers put out the very best software products as they possibly can. They know that doing so will create trust between the brand name and their fans and customers.
Our software product, especially major releases go through all stages before they are finally released as General Available (GA) to the marked.
More early versions (Beta) can in some cases be used in development projects with access to the group of involved parties. Such early versions are sometimes necessary for the development project etc. but such early versions are not standard supported and are not for use in any production installation.
The Private Release is a “Pre-Release” for only a selected group of partners and end-users, who are working closely together with our development department on new features, project etc.
Such versions are sometimes necessary for a development project, end-user input, test etc.
The Release Candidate (RC) is a “Pre-Release” version with potential to be the final software release unless bugs or similar emerge.
In this stage of product stabilization, all product features have been designed, coded and tested through one or more cycles with no known showstopper.
- The access and use of the Private Release must only be used for test and for reporting of issues to our Support & Service Center.
- The access and use of the Release Candidate must only be used for test and for reporting of issues to our Support & Service Center.
- Other Released versions than General Availability is not supported for production and is not for use in any type of critical installation.