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Offline straightedge

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Sandbox no longer available in 12.3.2279
« on: August 16, 2016, 11:06:36 PM »
I had been thinking about trying the sandbox component that was introduced in the last version (see screenshot), but now it has disappeared.

It seems to me that Avast Free is getting more and more a sort of beta testing platform, for trying out new things and making them disappear again (or only available to Premium). This would explain the "once a month" updates.

And also, it would explain why the traduction in the components section is still wrong, you can see "uninstall" there instead of install, so you are seduced to click on things you don't really want.

Maybe I am wrong...

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Re: Sandbox no longer available in 12.3.2279
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 12:13:55 AM »
The sandbox is a feature of the paid versions.

There was a bug in the last version which gave free users the components of paid users.

Seems to be fixed now.
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Re: Sandbox no longer available in 12.3.2279
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 12:22:05 AM »
Hi straightedge :)

Avast will never use  Avast Free ( or Paid ) users for Beta testing withought their approval.
You have to download - and install a Beta yourself first, to become a Beta tester.

The availability of the Sandbox and other paid functions in Avast Free was a bug, that should have been fixed.
That said, your screenshot is strange : It looks like kind of the same bug, but the other way around.

Could you try a repeair of Avast to see if that helps ?

1) Start - Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs - Avast - Change.
2) Repair.
3) Follow the instructions.
4) Reboot.

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Re: Sandbox no longer available in 12.3.2279
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016, 02:07:27 AM »
The sandbox is a feature of the paid versions.

There was a bug in the last version which gave free users the components of paid users.

Seems to be fixed now.

That's what I meant with "beta testing" - the updates every month will bring up a lot of new bugs and will not leave enough time for the genuine beta testers to find bugs, so in the end every user will be a bit like a beta tester...

The problem with the traduction is that users will click on it and actually install the features they don't want
deinstallieren = uninstall

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Thank you, but I don't need to repair because this is the actual status of my components:

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Re: Sandbox no longer available in 12.3.2279
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016, 02:11:19 PM »
@     straightedge
The releases still go through beta testing and no doubt alpha testing prior to that.

Wit monthly updates then there is almost always going to be alpha and beta testing going on, not to mention bug fixes.
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Re: Sandbox no longer available in 12.3.2279
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 05:31:08 PM »
I think the release of a new version 12.3.2280 just a few days after the monthly update 12.3.2279, which actually was buggy, is a bit of a proof that I'm right thinking that all users are little bit like "beta testers"...

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Re: Sandbox no longer available in 12.3.2279
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2016, 05:37:19 PM »
I think the release of a new version 12.3.2280 just a few days after the monthly update 12.3.2279, which actually was buggy, is a bit of a proof that I'm right thinking that all users are little bit like "beta testers"...
12.3.2280 is a Beta version which are in constant release cycles, 12.3.2280 has only just become a stable version.
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Re: Sandbox no longer available in 12.3.2279
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2016, 05:47:55 PM »
But the monthly cycle of the stable version has now been a 3-day-cycle, it feels like beeing in the beta channel, even if it is now officially a stable version (which 2279 was also 3 days ago).

More testing (i. e. for longer than 1 month) in the real beta channel would be better, that's what I wanted to say. Just my opinion.