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New Beta version 17.8.2315
« on: October 13, 2017, 12:40:04 PM »
Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.8.2315 (build 17.8.3671.0) is released.

What's new:
We did not finished any new feature in adequate BETA quality.

Known issues:
  • When a license/subscription is about to expire, empty dialog may be shown.
  • Passive mode does not behave correctly in some cases.

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

Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.

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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2315
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 12:43:57 PM »
So if nothing was introduced... You could tell us what is fixed.. sigh.
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2315
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 02:30:55 PM »
So if nothing was introduced... You could tell us what is fixed.. sigh.

Hi Alikhan, thank you for your feedback. Let me ask you - what would you appreciate to know about fixed bugs? Are you interested in a full list of bugs fixed? Or are you insterested just in those reported by BETA community? Would the "subject/title" of a bug be enough?

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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2315
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 02:34:25 PM »
Update/install over the existing version went without a problem, but after reboot I got to see "VPS is not up-to-date".
Invoking a manual update for the VPS and it said I already have the latest installed.
This also happened with the previous beta version.
Something isn't going correct there.

Seems to me it is one of the many bugs that people want to have fixed and told about.

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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2315
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 03:01:51 PM »
So if nothing was introduced... You could tell us what is fixed.. sigh.

Hi Alikhan, thank you for your feedback. Let me ask you - what would you appreciate to know about fixed bugs? Are you interested in a full list of bugs fixed? Or are you insterested just in those reported by BETA community? Would the "subject/title" of a bug be enough?

Hi Petr,

We don't expect a full list of bugs fixed because that would be huge, however, we expect a changelog which lists the most important/niggling issues which are fixed. A subject/title is more than enough. Currently, with respect, the changelogs are not very informative to say the least. This applies to both stable and BETA changelogs. What incentive does it give to BETA users to update if they don't know what is fixed? Compared to the other A/V changelogs, Avast is behind and I won't be the only one saying that.
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2315
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 03:07:08 PM »
And how does avast think beta testers can test if things or not if they don't tell us what has been fixed ?
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2315
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 03:20:31 PM »
The whole idea behind beta testing is to see if new things work properly and if fixes for old bugs have actually been fixed.
If we're not given any information on both of these items, why do beta testing ???
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2315
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 03:49:27 PM »
Thank you for your answers. You are absolutely right. There is no doubt you need information if you want to test something. My question was rather related to the format of it. Next BETA (next week) we will provide more rich changelog to you.

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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2315
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 04:28:32 PM »
And how does avast think beta testers can test if things or not if they don't tell us what has been fixed ?
 >:(
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2315
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 07:23:35 PM »
The issue with 17.7 with the passive mode is still not fixed.
Especially if you have an old version of AVG though you removed it completely it will still switch to passive mode when you install the new version whether  the 17.7 or this new beta 17.8. It will say that the conflicting AV is the old version.

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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2315
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 08:02:15 PM »
Eh, this is a avast forum not a AVG one.

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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2315
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2017, 08:04:06 PM »
The issue with 17.7 with the passive mode is still not fixed.
Especially if you have an old version of AVG though you removed it completely it will still switch to passive mode when you install the new version whether  the 17.7 or this new beta 17.8. It will say that the conflicting AV is the old version.

Hi J.Bryl there are several issues with passive mode and we have a plan to test it further - the scenario you described will be retested too. However, if you were not already asked to do so, could you please enable debug loggin (Settings -> Maintenance -> Enable debug logging), restart the machine and send us all logs from ProgramData\Avast Software\Avast\log\*.log (or ProgramData\AVG\Antivirus\log\*.log if you have AVG) in ZIP archive?

If you have troubles with uploading to ftp://ftp.avast.com/incoming or sending directly to me over email, please drop me a message (email or forum). Thank you for your feedback!

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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2315
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2017, 08:15:59 AM »
Next BETA (next week) we will provide more rich changelog to you.
Please do so, that would be an improvement.

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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2315
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2017, 06:42:53 PM »
The virus chest is still a dumbed down version of the old chest. :(
Where are all the options we had before...??
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2315
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2017, 06:51:54 PM »
The virus chest is still a dumbed down version of the old chest. :(
Where are all the options we had before...??
Sounds like the Statistics that were supposed to be reworked but have never come back.  :(
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