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.

1 Pre-alpha
2 Alpha
3 Beta
4 Release Candidate
5 General Availability

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.

Early Releases
More early versions (alpha/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 is not supported and is not for use in any production installation.

Release Candidate
The Ontolica Search & Preview release candidate 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 beta cycles with no known showstopper.

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 access to a Release Candidate must only be used for test and for reporting of issues to our Support & Service Center.
  • The Release Candidate is not supported for production and is not for use in any type of production or critical installation.


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