WAPT release Strategy

WAPT does not release on a fixed date schedule.

Instead Tranquil IT will release a new major version of WAPT when new major functional updates are integrated into the core of the product.

Tranquil IT will release intermediary minor versions of WAPT between major releases to correct functional and security defects.

Release delay between the Enterprise and the Discovery versions

A new major version will be released as Enterprise and that same version will be released as an Discovery RC1. Before releasing, the Enterprise version will have undergone thorough internal testing and testing with valued Insider Program customers to insure no regression has slipped into the core of WAPT.

The Enterprise release will cycle through several RCs and the final general availability Enterprise version will then become available between 4 and 8 weeks after the first release to our Insider Program customers.

This delay will provide several benefits to the General Availability release process:

  • It allows additional time to perform in depth testing of the new Enterprise features while avoiding major regressions.

  • It allows Tranquil IT to work with a small set of selected Enterprise customers to insure upgrade procedures work smoothly. As a reward, this selected set of Enterprise customers has direct access to Tranquil IT’s developers and support team, allowing them to practice and learn new WAPT features before they become available to anyone else.

  • It gives sufficient time to the forum and the mailing list to index questions and answers to eventually include into the official documentation.

  • It gives Tranquil IT’s documentation team a fixed functional target to document the new or improved features.

  • It gives the translation team the necessary delay to update translations.

  • It gives the communication and marketing team a fixed functional target and a capacity to backward schedule announcements, video podcasts and overall promotion.