In the section "Pre-release Versions" (available only to selected users), you will find pre-release versions of some of the software that we are working on. Please read carefully the instructions below, as well as the release notes on each of the downloads pages.
Note that we update the pages frequently with new versions and new release notes. Make sure to check now and then if you want to follow up on the updates, and check the version number and availability date that is indicated above the download links.
Do not re-distribute the versions in the "pre-release" section or discuss its features and behaviour outside your company.
About using a pre-release software
We recommend you not to use this pre-release software in production or with important data. Ideally you should back-up all of your data before installing this software and regularly back up data while using this software. We recommend that you install this software on a test machine if available.
Note that with applications that save documents (such as OnTheAir CG), opening a document (such as a CG Project) with a newer version may update it to a newer revision and you won't be able to open it with the previous version anymore. We try to indicate this clearly in the release notes, so please read carefully.
The pre-release software is provided as is and Softron can not be held liable to any consequence of using it.
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If you encounter an issue in the beta, please update the same ticket as the one on which you received the link for the pre-release. Try to report as soon as you encounter the issues, with clear and concise steps to reproduce bugs (if possible) and ideally a screen record. Also, please indicate if the problem is new in this version or existed in the previous versions.
For more information on how to report issues to us check the following article.
Please use these software as you normally would. It is important that you verify that all things work correctly in your specific workflow. We try to test our applications as much as possible, but of course beta versions did not go through the whole QA tests, so there could be some remaining issues.
Installing a pre-release application is identical to all standard versions, and the applications are the same. Basically it is "just" the numbering that we call "b" for beta, but when the application is ready to be released, we remove the "b" of the numbering, nothing else is special about it.
You should be able to install a beta version and then revert back easily to the previous version. As explained above, just check in the release notes that there was no changes in the document format if the application you test saves documents (OnTheAir CG, OnTheAir Video, ...).