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Future of TestComplete 14

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Future of TestComplete 14

Hey all,

 

Our team recently upgraded to TestComplete 12.6 and it was a big hassle to get the upgrade installed on all our machines with timing and making sure we had time to test things in between software releases for our company. Then as soon as we updated to 12.6, TestComplete 14 came out. 

 

What I'm wondering is, is there a place where we can get info on future updates or more information on when future patches may be put out. We are thinking of updating to 14 but we don't want to do that and then a patch comes out and we'll be behind because of the long process here of getting things approved and updated. 

 

Is there a 14.1 in the works in which we might as well wait until that is released to update..? Just looking for some info to get back on track of having the most up to date stuff and limit the run around we have internally.

 

Thanks and have a great day.

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Re: Future of TestComplete 14

Hi,

 

TC 12.6 was released mid-September 2018 and TC 14.0 was released four months later - in mid-January 2019.

Usually, SmartBear releases new major versions annually (plus-minus).

They usually do not provide a definite list of new features or corrections for new major or minor versions, but it is not a rare case when the improvement(s) for the minor release is/are worth major one.

New versions usually do not break existing functionality and can co-exist on the same machine with the previous major version. So it is quite safe to install a new major version somewhere and check if it works with your test code. Minor releases usually do not change internal project's structure and thus do not break compatibility. So, again, it is quite safe to install minor update on some test machine and check if it works for you.

 

Regards,
Alex
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Community Hero

Re: Future of TestComplete 14

Hi,

 

TC 12.6 was released mid-September 2018 and TC 14.0 was released four months later - in mid-January 2019.

Usually, SmartBear releases new major versions annually (plus-minus).

They usually do not provide a definite list of new features or corrections for new major or minor versions, but it is not a rare case when the improvement(s) for the minor release is/are worth major one.

New versions usually do not break existing functionality and can co-exist on the same machine with the previous major version. So it is quite safe to install a new major version somewhere and check if it works with your test code. Minor releases usually do not change internal project's structure and thus do not break compatibility. So, again, it is quite safe to install minor update on some test machine and check if it works for you.

 

Regards,
Alex
[Community Expert Group]
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[Community Expert Group] members are not employed by SmartBear Software but
are just volunteers who have some experience with the tools by SmartBear Software
and a desire to help others. Postings made by [Community Expert Group] members
may differ from the official policies of SmartBear Software and should be treated
as the own private opinion of their authors and under no circumstances as an
official answer from SmartBear Software.
[Community Expert Group] signature is used with permission by SmartBear Software.
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