SIL LSDev Linux Development

Language software for Linux and Mac OS X

FieldWorks Beta 3 released

FieldWorks 7.0.0~beta3.1 for Linux was uploaded to packages.sil.org a few hours ago, and we’ve already had one bug report (thanks, Benjamin!). We did create a beta3 two weeks ago but it had some significant problems so we didn’t publicize it here. Hopefully beta3.1 will be good enough to do real work with.

The next release for Windows will be the actual 7.0, and is being described as a “stable release”, so there won’t be any more betas for Windows. We will create a matching Linux release that is able to interoperate with the Windows version, but if we feel it isn’t quite up to stable release standard we will probably call it beta4.

As before, we encourage you to report bugs via our Bugzilla site, although sending email as described in the crash report dialog is also acceptable. We will then create a Bugzilla item and subscribe you to it, so that others can see what is being reported and learn about any workarounds or fixes. Please let us know when you report by email if you prefer that your details don’t appear in Bugzilla. Email addresses are hidden from people who aren’t logged in, but anyone can create an account and then see addresses.