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ST4 availability
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So, no hope for a visual product before 2019 rolls in?

Am trying to phrase this in a way that I don't come across as an impatient, insensitive you-know-what (begins with an "a" ends in an "e").  But my patience is wearing thin...

We traded replies back in August when the imaging version was being released and you had thought we'd at least be hearing more from you in the way of progress reports.  Now, almost 4 months later, not a peep.  Except for your recent comment where you want to make the product worth the wait.

Greg...  I understand that you want to release a product that is as close to problem free as possible.  I won't say perfect because we all know software is never perfect.  There are always problems.  But don't hang on to it to the point that we all lose interest.  

True story...  

When you said you'd try and give us more frequent progress reports, I was logging in to this forum on a daily basis.  That ended a month ago when the silence on this thread became deafening.  Now we've had the most recent spate of comments and now I'm sucked in again.  At least I was until I saw your comment.  All that did was make me mad...  As I noted in that previous comment back in August, that was the 2nd anniversary of you telling us about the coming upgrade (and me passing that news along to my club).  Now we're 28 months down the road and I feel like we're no closer (I know we're closer, just doesn't feel that way).  I don't mind being asked to be patient.  But you've been asking for my patience for over two years.  Sorry...

Here's a suggestion...  

Open up your beta pool.  I know you have a restricted group who have been doing your testing.  But by opening it up you'll get a couple of benefits.  A much wider sampling of test beds.  And you'll take some of the release pressure off of yourself.  You won't have me poking at you for updates because I'll be seeing, first-hand, what the problems are.  And maybe, just maybe, the problems you perceive aren't as significant as you think they are.  Just a thought...

Happy Holidays to you and your family.  ST3 is a great product.  I wouldn't be looking forward to ST4 as much if it weren't.  And thanks for all of your work...

Merry Christmas,

Lou Behrman
A Hardcore VISUAL Astronomer...
Lou Behrman
Ambler, PA
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ST4 availability - by obrazell - 2018-03-01, 05:59 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-03-01, 07:05 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by Lou Behrman - 2018-06-13, 09:34 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-06-18, 02:59 AM
RE: ST4 availability - by Cometstalker - 2018-06-19, 05:26 AM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-06-20, 01:49 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by Cometstalker - 2018-06-20, 02:17 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-06-24, 02:29 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by Tempus - 2018-06-30, 07:52 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-07-02, 08:24 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by Cometstalker - 2018-07-02, 11:42 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by obrazell - 2018-07-03, 08:04 AM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-07-03, 04:37 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by Cometstalker - 2018-07-06, 01:28 AM
RE: ST4 availability - by dwindstr - 2018-07-21, 08:31 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-07-22, 03:29 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by Lou Behrman - 2018-08-21, 02:09 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-08-21, 07:02 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by obrazell - 2018-08-22, 02:04 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-08-23, 03:38 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by Tempus - 2018-08-24, 06:53 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by David Gay - 2018-08-27, 02:38 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by Telescopist - 2018-08-28, 04:33 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-08-29, 05:05 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-09-01, 06:04 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by Tempus - 2018-12-07, 06:37 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-12-07, 06:43 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by Tempus - 2018-12-07, 10:46 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by Lou Behrman - 2018-12-14, 04:16 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by Telescopist - 2018-12-14, 05:52 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-12-14, 06:27 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-12-14, 05:31 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by Lou Behrman - 2018-12-14, 06:59 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by PMSchu - 2018-12-14, 11:11 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2018-12-14, 11:21 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by Jean-Pierre - 2019-03-31, 12:21 AM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2019-03-31, 07:00 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by semiosteve - 2019-06-06, 02:53 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2019-06-06, 11:11 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by ledge1962 - 2019-05-03, 10:12 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by theskyhound - 2019-05-05, 06:05 PM
RE: ST4 availability - by semiosteve - 2019-06-11, 08:17 PM

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