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Midas and CoexEdit: Release Roadmaps

Tue 1 May 2007, 12:22 PM

by Ben Langhinrichs
As many of our customers have noticed, we have not released any major releases for our Midas Rich Text and CoexEdit products in a while.  We have had many interim releases fixing specific issues and adding functionality that was important to individual customers, but we are long overdue for a production release for these products.  It was originally our intention to wait for Notes/Domino 8, but that is too far away.  Over the past few weeks, we have come up with the following plan for the two sets of products.

Midas Rich Text products (Midas Rich Text LSX, Midas Rich Text C++ API and @Midas Formulas)
We will release shortly a Version 3.70 for all three products, which will include all fixes and enhancements added over the past year, as well as wrapping in a few new features that seem important to get out to all customers.  All customers with Version 3.x licenses will be able to download and upgrade to this version at no cost.  This version is planned to be the last full version in the 3.x code stream, and the last to fully support Notes/Domino Releases 4.5x, 4.6x and 5.x.  Version 3.70 will therefore support Notes/Domino 4.5x, 4.6x, 5.x, 6.x, 6.5x and 7.x, but not 8.x   Only essential bug fixes will be added to the 3.x code stream after this release.

Within the next few weeks, we will release a Version 4.00 for all three products, which will include all enhancements and fixes from Version 3.70, but will remove some obsolete properties and methods and add some functionality important to Notes/Domino 8.x.  Version 4.00 will therefore support Notes 6.x, 6.5x, 7.x and, eventually, Notes/Domino 8.x.  It will include only partial support for Notes/Domino 5.x, depending on customer demand.

Upgrade discounts from Version 3.x to Version 4.x will be based on how recently the 3.x license was purchased and whether the customer is on maintenance.  If a customer is not on maintenance, the upgrade will be free if the 3.x license was purchased within 60 days, 15% of the current cost if the license was purchased between 61 and 120 days before, 25% if the license was purchased between 121 days and 180 days before, 40% if the license was purchased between 181 and 365 days before, and 50% if the license was purchased between 366 and 730 days before.  The days will be counted from when the request is made, not when Version 4.00 is released, so it may be in a customer's best interest to upgrade quickly even if the specific features in 4.00 are not required immediately.

We are releasing a Version 2.0 Gold Candidate very soon which includes all fixes and enhancements added since Version 1.4.  Version 2.0 will support Notes/Domino Releases 5.x, 6.x, 6.5x, and 7.x.  Plans are underway to support Notes/Domino 8.x, but the specific version in which that will happen has not been determined.

Upgrade discounts are not relevant, since virtually all CoexEdit customers are on maintenance.  All customers up to date on maintenance will be upgraded at no cost upon request.  Customers who are not on maintenance would have to buy a new license to get the new release.

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