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I test/use every new pre-release! 70 47.62%
Only when I find a bug/need a bug fixed 36 24.49%
Only when I have nothing better to do 41 27.89%
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:58 AM   #1
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Default How many members test Pre-Releases?

Been curious how many members test/use pre-releases.
Vote to get counted if you test pre-releases.

I test every new pre-release (well almost).



NOTE: No is not a answer!
The poll is, "How many test?", NOT "Do you test?".

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Old 08-23-2019, 08:33 AM   #2
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I do, but mostly RCs for documentation of new Reaper-features.

Sometimes I check new dev-Releases too, if there's an awesome new feature or something, that can cause problems in ReaScript-related stuff, so I can give feedback.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:38 AM   #3
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Most of them ...
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:39 AM   #4
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Been curious how many members test/use pre-releases.
Vote to get counted.

I test every new pre-release (well almost).
And I do. To update the translation!!
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:17 AM   #5
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My usage is more musical so I don't come across bugs that easily but yes it is always exiting to see what's cooking !
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:58 AM   #6
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Right now I'm only using pre-releases since they have cool exclusive features. Maybe this comes back to bite me in the ass one day, but yolo.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:10 AM   #7
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Yeah, I'm using them when a new feature (-that i need) is in development.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:43 AM   #8
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Given this poll is in the pre release forum it's gonna get the pre release tester bias on the numbers.
I usually check out new features that I have interest in.
Also if stuff gets changed that is gonna influence my work flow like takes across multi tracks etc
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:57 PM   #9
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I used to install every new pre-release version from 2006 to about 2015. I now only record once a week my band's rehearsal and do a quick mix and Reaper does everything I need. I still read the pre-release forum and enjoy to see power-user discuss about new feature or bug report.

Last time I paid a Reaper license was in August 2011 (V4). I will be glad to pay my V6 upgrade. What a good deal!
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:09 PM   #10
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This poll doesn't cover everything. I test pre-releases nowadays only when there is a new feature I want to test/give input on.

I used to always run with pre's, but I guess I have learned to work with what we have, so I prefer to do my work in the most stable environment available. Got burned once or twice using an abandoned feature in a project and not being able to continue with subsequent releases.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:35 PM   #11
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I used to always run with pre's, but I guess I have learned to work with what we have, so I prefer to do my work in the most stable environment available. Got burned once or twice using an abandoned feature in a project and not being able to continue with subsequent releases.
Thanks for mentioning that. I should probably switch to the stable version before it's too late.

Although I do enjoy the (almost) flicker free experience in the latest pre's.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:43 PM   #12
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Thanks for mentioning that. I should probably switch to the stable version before it's too late.
It's very rare, but worth being aware of.
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Old 08-28-2019, 03:04 PM   #13
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You forgot the option "Never". But I suppose the 3rd one is it.
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Old 08-29-2019, 02:55 PM   #14
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used to update every single update.
nowadays I update only once there is something attractive or an important bug fix
otherwise I update every 2-4 weeks...because of my addiction :P
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:48 AM   #15
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You forgot the option "Never". But I suppose the 3rd one is it.
I was only interested in how many members use/test the pre-releases, my guess was 100, count is 96ish, so I was very close!

Thanks to everyone who voted!
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:49 AM   #16
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i install 99.9 percent of dev updates, RCs, pres - I am careful enough where if there's a problem, my songs dont suffer
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Old 10-23-2019, 05:06 PM   #17
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This poll might be weighed better in the main forum vs. this sub-forum.
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Start a new poll.
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Old 10-26-2019, 02:00 AM   #19
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I’ve only tested twice or three times, when there were major new features I’ve wanted. I do submit bug reports and FRs often and I check for new versions every couple of days or so.
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Old 10-26-2019, 08:16 PM   #20
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why would "I've never tested a pre-release" not be an answer?
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Old 11-02-2019, 05:09 PM   #21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Edgemeal View Post
Been curious how many members test/use pre-releases.
Vote to get counted if you test pre-releases.

I test every new pre-release (well almost).



NOTE: No is not a answer!
The poll is, "How many test?", NOT "Do you test?".
I test them regularly.
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:40 AM   #22
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I use Pre-Releases fairly often, especially if I see something interesting. I do check them all the time, to see what's new.

I didn't vote because there was no option that fit.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:15 AM   #23
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I feel like I'm kinda stuck on pre-releases now, because I don't want to give up the improved graphics on Mac Retina.

Somebody nudge me when that makes it over to REAPER proper.
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:27 AM   #24
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Occasionally, when a feature catches my eye because people are talking about it, or I happen to see it in the feature list (which is... difficult).
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