Since we use AECOsim, we are reporting defects and enhancements of AEOCsim by the Service Request. When we do the service request, we can select the version of AECOsim that we have installed. Well, we've found that there are more updated version of AECOsim that own official download version. I added an image that explains it clearly.As shown in the picture, the official version of AECOsim is not the latest version, and not even on the web tant "MySELECT CD" no updates for download AECOsim (I do not speak of the datasets). From where you can download the latest version of AECOsim?
In our office we are concerned about policy of software updates of AECOsim. For example, in AECOsim SS5, there hasn't been any official update for all customers of Bentley in a year.For version of AECOsim SS6, how long customers have to wait to have updates to fix defects detected by all customers?Please, someone should explain to customers how are the policies of software updates, and the planning of the software updates for ALL the clients.
FWIW, we recently had an internal discussion about the version numbers shown as well - I'm honestly not sure what the post-.829 builds are myself.
Edit: It turns out that most of the "other" version numbers are for datasets, EAP/Release Candidates, or non-English versions; e.g., the two post-.829 numbers were Ss6 EAP datasets.
Some of these build numbers reference dataset versions provided as standalone installer. In the case of .839 & .869, these were the beta and the release candidate datasets, however we have rolled back and recycled version number to avoid exhausting the 800 series version. These dataset, should realistically not show up in this particular dialog and we will investigate how we can address this.
Regarding our policy of software updates, that is currently changing and in CONNECT addition, where we will be provide incremental releases through update service. Bentley’s Update Service is based on Windows Server Update Services best practices, including the use of web services for notifications and deployment. There will be more information to come as this is developed.
Regarding our previous release strategy, we targeted annual releases with the option for an intermediate maintenance release. Unfortunately, this did not happen for ABD Ss5. We do have a ABD Ss6, Update 1 planned to release in Q1 2016, which will provide a V8i connection to some of the new CONNECT service, plus a handful of Ss6 maintenance fixes. We will strive to increase our frequency of maintenance releases and public availability, but the largest challenges for us as well as the user adoption remains the introduction of new schema elements, dataset update and localization changes applied in a maintenance release. We will try to keep those level of changes to a minimum for a maintenance update.
We do periodically provide priority builds that resolve specific issue. The recipients of those builds are determined based on what issue were resolved in that priority build and which users have registered an issue with our Technical Support Group (TSG) that could be addressed with the priority build. Our priority builds are not publically available but are distributed through our Technical Support Group (TSG) and are available to anyone, provided they are SELECT users and it resolves an issue reported by the user.
I have attached our release history in a similar chart as present in the communities.bentley.com/.../100927, but far more accurate. (note: this does not include the correct version number & release dates of the 9 localized version)
SELECT Releases (English)
ABD SELECTseries 6
ABD SELECTseries 5, (Q2 PB)
ABD SELECTseries 6, RC
ABD SELECTseries 6, Beta
ABD SELECTseries 5, (Q4 PB)
ABD SELECTseries 5, (pre- Q4 PB)
ABD SELECTseries 5, (Q3 PB)
ABD SELECTseries 5, (pre- Q3 PB)
ABD SELECTseries 5
ABD SELECTseries 5, RC
ABD SELECTseries 4 (Q4 PB)
ABD SELECTseries 4 (Q3 PB)
ABD SELECTseries 4 - SDK
ABD SELECTseries 4 (Repost 2)
ABD SELECTseries 4 (Repost 1)
ABD SELECTseries 4
ABD SELECTseries 3, Update 1
ABD SELECTseries 3
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As Jeff mentioned, this has always been essentially a "pull" process vs. "push". So you are correct in that you wouldn't have heard about these builds unless you had explicitly reported an issue(s) to support and we were aware of an available fix. I don't expect that to change in an Ss6 timeframe, but for CONNECT...