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Retain 4 and its roadmap

We just updated our Retain 3.5x to v4.3 from GWAVA Retain. And now we are up to date, we want to schedule this a bit more. So whe are sooner 'up to date' in the future. Does anyone know what the roadmap from Retain is, or where we can find this? How often comes the updates, or patches. And what are the new features. We like to hear that, but cannot find it easily. kind regards, HKO.
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Re: Retain 4 and its roadmap

In article <HKO.8dnonz@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>, Hko wrote:
> Does anyone know what the roadmap from
> Retain is, or where we can find this? How often comes the updates, or
> patches. And what are the new features. We like to hear that, but cannot
> find it easily. kind regards, HKO.


Product roadmaps for any product for any vendor tend to be evolve in funky
bursts and the current roadmap tends to be kept close to those involved
and key clients. From there bits of them get dribbled out to a wider but
still somewhat select group of partners and clients at various events
hosted by the vendor in question. Eventually such road maps become public
via slide decks from such events. Along the way, feedback from those
partners and clients will alter the roadmap. Rinse and repeat forever as
the product evolves with patches and versions escaping for our 'fun' along
the way. The more involved you are in this process, the better idea you
will have, but even then a feature or release only happens when it
happens. I've seen major promissed features get cut in the last minute
from a product because of show stopping problems, with the product
released just to get the other advances out.
As for updates, there is no fixed schedule. There is a loose schedule of
patch updates every few months, but that all depends on how the coding and
testing of that code goes. I've seen backend alerts of a patch or update
set to go out the next day, only to have it pulled for another month+
because of problems found.

The path to keeping up to date on the evolving road map it to attend
events about it and follow those most connected. Que Mangus is one such
person to start with
https://www.novell.com/communities/coolsolutions/author/qmangus/
sign up for at least one of the webinars and then you will get periodic
emails about the evolution of the product https://www.gwava.com/webinars

A part of your system health checks would include being in the admin
interface anyway, so just make it a part of your process includes to click
on that Updates cloud icon.



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hko Contributor.
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Re: Retain 4 and its roadmap

Hello Andy, thank you for your extended explanation. We will put more effort in following the communities, and the webinars. Kind regards Henk.
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