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Offline mdconnelly

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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2011, 10:35:41 am »
It's great to hear that!  Seriously, I really, really want to believe you're right.  But I've been hearing 'any day now' for nearly 2 months.   Getting it right *IS ABSOLUTELY* more important than getting it out.   But solving a few of the critical bugs is well... kinda critical.

Maybe MCV should anoint beta testers as spokesmen, or expose the beta chatter, because any news is better than total lack thereof.   Lack of communication in the face of the problems many are having with UI4 completely undermines confidence which a) produces discussion threads like this and, b) pushes customers to other solutions.

While I may be frustrated, I'm here because I want MCV & Vera to succeed. 

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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2011, 09:39:37 am »
Can anyone send me the beta firmware?  I promise not to tell!  I'm looking for ANYTHING that will make the Aeon power meters work...  and right now, something ie better than nothing (nothing being firmware 1047).

Offline Don Diego

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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2011, 11:36:26 am »
If I recall 1.1.1047 is the most recent beta firmware!!!

ALTHOUGH rumors suggest that other newer versions exist..
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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2011, 12:43:07 pm »
There are certainly more recent 'beta' releases but MCV is guarding their distribution (wisely IMHO).   Using beta software always has associated risks and support headaches and should be restricted to those that understand the role and responsibility of being a beta user.

That, of course, still begs the question - when will the new version be released...

Offline TheGadgetGuy

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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2011, 02:25:07 pm »
Guys,

The latest firmware should be released shortly.  We are in the final stages of testing right now.  Hopefully, we don't find anything that holds it up.

Trust me, you don't want to put alpha firmware on production equipment.  Unexpected things can occur that will make your lives 'difficult'.  Best to wait until the bugs have been worked out.

I think we're just about to that point, so it shouldn't me much longer...

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Offline shady

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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2011, 02:47:13 pm »
Just to backup what @TheGadgetGuy says, we are getting very close.  MCV mentioned a release to the public a few days ago, and that is a good indicator that they are really ready with the latest FW.  They may be investigating one remaining item, but are working hard.
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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2011, 05:08:27 pm »
I too can attest that MCV is working very hard to reslove the issues and have a release to the public. The beta testers have been working hard also.
It should be out shortly.

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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2011, 08:10:14 pm »
Agreed, sadly the users have to update this forum regularly, but as a beta tester I can say things are moving along nicely.  I'm on the latest beta and now have an external USB drive working for logging (it was as simply as plugging it in) and the stability is much better.  I also have some of the new Aeon Labs Energy Monitor that seems to be monitoring the whole house usage.

Things are looking on the up and up....
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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2011, 11:17:55 am »
OK, great!  But I'm a willing 'alpha' tester.  I'm running last night's build of CM7 (Android Gingerbread) on my HTC Incredible phone, and have updated all the firmware on it, and that's arguably a bigger risk than running a pre/un released firmware for my Vera....   That and the various OS firmware downloads on routers that I'm managing.  Having said that, I'm the impatient type, and I realize that I just have to be patient for new Vera firmware to be released to the 'public'.

From MY perspective, I would suggest that alpha firmware be available as a download, with a 'signed' release saying you can't whine about it on 'public' forums.  That's how the various ROM versions for all the Android phones are handled.  Granted, Verizon doesn't do this...  And I suspect MiCaseVerde is trying to be more like a Verizon than a loose hacker community of a particular Android ROM...    But there are many different models of alpha/beta/production soft/firm ware development.  So, sit back, ignore it for awhile, and be patient..... and grit teeth  :-)  Kirby

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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2011, 09:05:55 am »

Any sign of a new UI release? What do the "Beta Testers" know? Please share!!
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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2011, 10:10:14 am »
There was lots of activity over the weekend, small consolation though that may be for everyone waiting for this. If we were to vote today about whether it's ready to roll out, I'd vote yes.

But we don't vote....
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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2011, 09:52:24 am »
I thought that the new firmware was going to be released yesterday.  Any news ?

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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2011, 05:16:02 pm »
Help! My Vera seems to be slowly dying. It now only works for a hour or two then simply stops talking to my devices or crashes completely.

I wake in the morning and the house is completely cold and I have no hot water.

Please! Please! Please! MCV tell us when we can expect the new firmware. I'm getting desperate!

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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #58 on: February 02, 2011, 09:41:07 am »
Help! My Vera seems to be slowly dying. It now only works for a hour or two then simply stops talking to my devices or crashes completely.

I wake in the morning and the house is completely cold and I have no hot water.

Please! Please! Please! MCV tell us when we can expect the new firmware. I'm getting desperate!
You should probably make a backup of your vera's configuration before it dies completely.

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Re: 11 Aug 2010 - UI4 status
« Reply #59 on: February 02, 2011, 10:44:44 am »
Thanks MikeTooLz

I have already done so.