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NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« on: February 03, 2017, 10:35:28 PM »
Hi all testers,

we had a busy week filled with bugfixing. All critical issues should be resolved now. We know about few UI glitches, but otherwise, the build is a final release candidate. So please, give it a hard time and try to break it!

What's new:

 - Generally UI stabilization improvements
 - Wifi inspector - fixed most UI glitches
 - More than 100 fixes and improvements
 - Translations finished

Download links:

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=179943.0

Known issues:

- Avast account is turned of. Will be enabled later as it allows new UI mechanism.
- Notification counter does not change when clearing notifications.
- Vulnerability details merged together in wifi inspector.
- Boot time scan installation progress bar never finishes.
- Under some circumstances creating rescue disk does not work
- Few texts are missing its translations
« Last Edit: February 03, 2017, 10:43:04 PM by petr.chytil »

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2017, 10:38:08 PM »
Thanks for the update! Everything went smooth.

* Right click - Update still opens Main UI
* I don't like to see what's in attachment :/ If this is going to happen month-by-month, it's... bad.

Love the new Settings font and buttons. So vibrant and good to read :)

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2017, 10:43:39 PM »
Popup windows for component settings are still too big for my screen getting cut off behind the taskbar on my screen so i cant reach OK and cancel by mouse..........
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 10:44:30 PM »
I like the changes to the GUI, although it's still loading ridiculously slow and it always seems to load elements in tiles which makes it feel really awkward, almost like trying to play most demanding game on a very low end graphic card.

But don't you think the Known issues are rather significant? Especially the notifications counter and a dud boot time scan?

Oh, and browser extension for Firefox 64bit is STILL broken. How can this be an RC if not even basics work as they should?

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Btw, has occasionally glitched out trey icon amoeba animation fixed now?
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2017, 10:47:40 PM »
RejZoR,
we are definitely going to fix more issues in the UI before the final release. Moreover, fixing similar issues will be much more easy for us with the new UI and its update channel.

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2017, 10:55:22 PM »
There are some welcome improvements in the UI for sure but it is still slow to load.

Assuming the known issues are fixed for the final release, it should go well.

- I don't see the AOS plugin issue mentioned?
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2017, 11:04:44 PM »
There are some welcome improvements in the UI for sure but it is still slow to load.

Assuming the known issues are fixed for the final release, it should go well.

- I don't see the AOS plugin issue mentioned?

Ali, check Slack, I've posted you the guide how to install AOS to Firefox 64bit.
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2017, 11:26:17 PM »
Tray icon amoeba animation is still having spasms :( I love that little moving orange blob down there, but this is driving my OCD insane.
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2017, 01:18:12 AM »
hey rejzor interesting for me this newest beta loads the ui super fast i see only a VERY slight delay now. this version for some reason is working FAR better then the previous one. i was having major slowdowns with certain pages like yahoo and you tube with videos stuttering etc and now i dont see these issues. i am liking all changes made so far, i also would hope to see it a bit more refined.

sitting here testing it trying to overload it and its working very very well, while drinking some nice czech beer i found here in the usa  ;D 8) finally have a couple hours since we got back to myself, ive been crazy crazy SWAMPED trying to catch up on everything. been doing 12+ hour days. i miss being away lol
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2017, 01:33:45 AM »
hey rejzor interesting for me this newest beta loads the ui super fast.....

GUI loads in about 3.5-4 seconds for me.  Not horrendous, but far from super fast.  In comparison ZAM opens is well under a second.

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2017, 03:02:51 AM »

Here is a video showing how long it takes for the GUI to load. From approximately the 3 second point until approximately 11 seconds. In my case, it's approximately 8 seconds to open this thing. You should be able to do better than this.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/doqhbntwdqoqo2h/Snap_2017.02.03_19h23m30s_003_.wmv?dl=0
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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2017, 03:15:54 AM »
Petr :)

With all respect, but you can't call this this a RC if there are so many ( known ) issues to fix.
Forgive me for asking, but are the the Marketing guys pressing ( again ) ?

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2017, 03:24:56 AM »
hey rejzor interesting for me this newest beta loads the ui super fast.....

GUI loads in about 3.5-4 seconds for me.  Not horrendous, but far from super fast.  In comparison ZAM opens is well under a second.

im seeing approx 2.5 seconds which is not really to bad. previous builds took at least twice that, compare to some others like eset it is a bit slow, but then compare to say avira with the new connect and its not at all bad.

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2017, 03:35:59 AM »
Loading a bit faster on my older Intel Atom Nettop from Acer lol, can't wait to see how it works on my main Windows 10 more powerful system,  (hopefully upgrades smoothly from Avast 12.3.2280, or I might opt to remove that, and do a clean install possibly, will see what I decide to do when it's final. 

Also The Known issue list is shorter than another antimalware release back in December that had a ton of issues compared to Known issue list Avast lists there, confident that those known issues will be solved in a timely manner and will be nice and stable and smooth hopefully. 

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Re: NEW: Avast Beta 17.1.2285
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2017, 03:45:39 AM »
Avast statistics is no more on gui.Why??@petr.chytil
Avast loading is still slow.
Anti-Spam not on and still not fixed.
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