Ontolica Search & Preview – Release Cycle
There are five stages used in our release cycle. These necessary phases are essential to the overall goal of putting the most stable software products into the marked.
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 or/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 (alpha/beta) can in some cases be used in development projects with access for the group of involved parties. Such early versions are sometimes necessary for the development project etc. but such early versions is not supported and is not for use in any production installation.
In some cases and/or in a shorter period of time, there can be access for partners and selected end-users to a Release Candidate. The Release Candidate most only be used for test and for reporting of issues to our Service Center. The Release Candidate is not supported and is not for use in any production installation.