Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Q4 delayed, due tomorrow (again)

We came so close to receiving a quarterly release on the published release date, but alas the history making event will have to wait for another release to make the record books. In a very open and timely post, telerik explained the reasons for the one day delay citing the recent releases of ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 RC and Visual Studio 2005 SP1 as the primary causes for delay. Rather than deliver Q4 today and a Q4 SP1 next week (which I appreciate, since deploying releases and SPs takes some time), telerik will take one more day to finalize testing and packaging of the release. I find it hard to believe that this delay couldn't have been predicted before the scheduled release day, but telerik has learned something from the last release by posting this announcement prominently in our accounts (where we've been sitting all morning, hitting F5, waiting for the release). At the end of the day, though, I think this delay is for the best. I'd prefer to wait one more day to get a good stable release with support for ASP.NET AJAX than get a rushed release today. So relax your browsers and stop checking for the release today. Tune in tomorrow (hopefully) for all of the release news.