What is a Test Release?
Test releases are releases with minor bug fixes to the official release
versions. Test release are generally stable relative to the prior version. They
are not betas, and are release versions. The only changes are minor bug
Test versions are released separately because no matter how small of a
bug fix or change that is applied, sometimes the law of unintended consequences
occurs. Because of this, releases are always released as test versions first,
and then later marked as official releases if no major side effects or errors
have been reported.
Occasionally bug fixes require larger changes that can impact other
sections of code. While we do test such changes, there is no way to predict
every situation end users put IntraWeb under with regards to source code. In
interpretation, IntraWeb cannot be tested using automated tools. This makes
formal testing a very long process.
Because manual testing is very intensive, we do limit the amount of
testing performed on test releases. Full releases are tested much more heavily
and this testing process takes several days.
In an effort to release bug fixes quickly to end users rather than
release update packs at several month intervals, we issue releases approximately
once per week. If you are not comfortable with frequent releases you should
stay with official release versions.
If you agree to these terms you can proceed to the test release download
area. I agree.