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Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by rocatman, Mar 7, 2005.

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  1. Mar 7, 2005 #1 of 45
    rocatman

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    Any updates to the scheduled release to P285. It was suppose to be released tommorrow and was wondering if that still is going to happen.
     
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    Ron Barry

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    Last word I got was that it will be Tuesday. Jason would of course no more, but he does usually gives the group a heads up if and when he gets word of a push back. Things can always happen on zero hour, but so far all systems go.

    Remember.. The software rolls out and it will take some time for everyone to get it. Some rollsouts are slower than others.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2005 #3 of 45
    Jason Nipp

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    Last I heard it is still on. But I have to verify for sure.

    I have learned that P285 is a large download and will take longer in it's phases of partial and full release. Rumor has it that partial release will be 10,000 users at a time. As such, for the majority of users, do not expect to wake up tomorrow morning with new software to play with.

    The above are personal comments/opinion.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2005 #4 of 45
    Mikey

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    Everybody that's willing to download it, please report back with your impressions, good or bad.
     
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    Jason Nipp

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    No it will not spool tomorrow. Delayed for additional testing!
     
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    Ron Barry

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    Don't worry Mikey.... I am sure Jason and I will be downloading it so you will get at least two opinions on the final ... final.
     
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    BFG

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    I'm not accepting this thing. Just keep delaying the stupid thing, I don't want it anyways :)
     
  8. Mar 7, 2005 #8 of 45
    rocatman

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    Any projected date for P285 to start spooling?
     
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    Jason Nipp

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    Yes, however they truly are projections and I was asked not to keep posting "projected dates". I am under the impression that this will be one of the most thoroughly tested releases for the 811.
     
  10. julesism

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    what are they doing? testing it the monday before it's supposed to spool and finding new problems? :confused: ohh well, i reckon it'll come in due time.
     
  11. Ron Barry

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    From your comment I get the impression you are not in software development or not in the software houses I have been in.

    Sorry if you already not this.. for completness sake...

    I am sure testing is on going and they are going through the bug list and verifying the fixes.. Maybe they find some new bugs as side effects. Those get fixed.. It is a iterative process.

    Another possibility is that they find something at the last moment they feel is a showstopper, that starts the cycle over again.

    Another possibility is that through code review and design review they hypothesis a possible whole in logic that should be closed. The whole gets closed and another cycle begins.

    It is amazing software ever gets released. ;)
     
  12. mkpolley

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    has anyone recieved the 285 update yet? :nono2:
     
  13. tonyp56

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    No, Jason said that it has been pushed back again.
     
  14. mkpolley

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    ok,did he say when it will be?
     
  15. Laverne

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    He was asked not to keep posting "projected dates". See the other thread. ;)
     
  16. Jerry G

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    Why not take 5 seconds and scan the most recent thread titles before creating a new thread on the same subject?

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=39501
     
  17. juan ellitinez

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    How much do you want to bet its not called 285 any more?
     
  18. Jason Nipp

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    I'll take that bet!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes:



    Of course I am broke and have to make it a gentleman's bet. :lol:
     
  19. tonyp56

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    I won't bet you, but I don't believe we will see 285. That is just my feeling on the subject. I understand that they say that they are testing it, but I can't believe that after a year of acting like they could care less about quality control, they are suddenly wanting to be sure everything is good! How many SW versions have been released and caused more problems than they fixed?

    Regardless, thanks for all of the info you let us 811 owners have!
     
  20. Jason Nipp

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    The negative connation of your first comment is exactly why they asked me to stop posting dates.

    As far as your last comment? I do own the 811 Tony, and I even paid the full upgrade price for it. I am not sure of the tone of this comment. :confused:

    Perhaps I am just in one of those bad dazed moods.

    Jason
     
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