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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2017, 07:55:15 PM »
I also was promted to do this security update I have never been on beta channel always used a paid product Antivirus pro. This is not acceptable by Avast. I have not paid for an experimental version of the program. I realy want someone from the Avast team to give an answer how this happened ? And what to do about it.
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2017, 08:01:04 PM »
I also was promted to do this security update I have never been on beta channel always used a paid product Antivirus pro. This is not acceptable by Avast. I have not paid for an experimental version of the program.

It wouldn't surprise me if it has been released without notification in the forums. We have seen this before, beta one day released the next and the same version number as the beta.

This in theory should never happen if you have never used the avast beta, you would/should be on the regular release channel.
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2017, 08:03:14 PM »
I also was promted to do this security update I have never been on beta channel always used a paid product Antivirus pro. This is not acceptable by Avast. I have not paid for an experimental version of the program.

It wouldn't surprise me if it has been released without notification in the forums. We have seen this before, beta one day released the next and the same version number as the beta.

This in theory should never happen if you have never used the avast beta, you would/should be on the regular release channel.

It has been released to the stable channel. We're still waiting on a changelog. The changelog should be released when the update is pushed. Unprofessional.
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2017, 08:07:23 PM »
I also was promted to do this security update I have never been on beta channel always used a paid product Antivirus pro. This is not acceptable by Avast. I have not paid for an experimental version of the program.

It wouldn't surprise me if it has been released without notification in the forums. We have seen this before, beta one day released the next and the same version number as the beta.

This in theory should never happen if you have never used the avast beta, you would/should be on the regular release channel.

It has been released to the stable channel. We're still waiting on a changelog. The changelog should be released when the update is pushed. Unprofessional.

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This should never be released until there is some sort of notification, the Forum, Avast Blog or other medium.

Confusion would be greatly reduced if Avast would stop using the same bloody BETA version number for a regular release.
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2017, 08:09:07 PM »
I also was promted to do this security update I have never been on beta channel always used a paid product Antivirus pro. This is not acceptable by Avast. I have not paid for an experimental version of the program.

It wouldn't surprise me if it has been released without notification in the forums. We have seen this before, beta one day released the next and the same version number as the beta.

This in theory should never happen if you have never used the avast beta, you would/should be on the regular release channel.
It never happened to me before and usally it says a new version of the program is available but this time it said it was a security update. And when you open the interface nothing says that this is a beta version. So hopefully it´s not. Don´t want any problems with this update. Was about to switch to Avast on my other pc but I think I wait for a while to see what happens on this update. And yesterday it was announced in this thread that this was a new beta version update. So i´m a bit confused to say the least.
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2017, 08:29:12 PM »
David,
I downloaded the new version from the link posted in final release thread.

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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2017, 11:19:01 PM »
David,
I downloaded the new version from the link posted in final release thread.

That is all well and good, but what it doesn't do is get rid of all of this user confusion, when what has the same version number as the last beta to be released iin the regular update stream with the same bloody version number.

I have been banging on about this for some considerable time and it has been like this for years and the confusion is evident in the forums every time they do that.

It also doesn't help that the notification of a New Program Version doesn't appear in the main 'Avast Free Antivirus / Pro Antivirus / Internet Security/ Premier' section of the forums.

Again we have a beta that was released and the following day it is released as a regular program update - how can anything be tested in a day - a total waste of time bothering to release it as a beta. 

For all that could have been done/tested/feedback in a day, Avast could have released it under a regular program update with this 17.8.2318 version number that hadn't been used as a beta.  This would have alleviated the confusion we see in the forums when they do this.
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2017, 11:31:37 PM »
Obviously I'm not happy with this process. I'm the one who insisted that the user who questioned the update must have been wrong.
All of that could have been avoided by simply using a different release naming policy.
Betas should have a beta connotation in the version. If that were the case, there wouldn't have been any confusion.
Avast doesn't agree with that. It's their program. We only use it. :)
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2017, 11:35:34 PM »
They could use a different binary so the version number would change between BETA and Stable releases...
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2017, 11:40:04 PM »
They could use a different binary so the version number would change between BETA and Stable releases...
Apparently that's not the current practice. This is what I was told.
"we discussed the beta and public many times already. it's the same binary so it has the same number
and yes we usually publish a day before a public release to do a last check for crashes"
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2017, 12:16:51 PM »
A normal user does not go to the forums, he updates his antivirus when the program sends him a notification.

A version number "release" may have the same number as the version "beta" if the version was deemed stable and deliverable.

Do not confuse the terms version number and build number which is quite different. I do not think the current "release" to the same build number as the "beta".

The only thing that is regrattable indeed is the forum which is a little abandoned by Avast and Avast could have effectively warned users of its forum the release of a new version before the addition of this new version in the channel of distribution "release".

But we must trust Avast and if a new version is available on the channel "release" is that it is a "stable" version ...

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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2017, 06:15:02 AM »
the new version of avast has been using too much of my CPU to the point where i cant even play TF2 anymore, and it isn't even scanning. unless its trying to decode nuclear codes i don't see why it has to use 30% of my processor. plz fix.
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2017, 03:01:16 PM »
the new version of avast has been using too much of my CPU to the point where i cant even play TF2 anymore, and it isn't even scanning. unless its trying to decode nuclear codes i don't see why it has to use 30% of my processor. plz fix.
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2017, 02:33:39 PM »
We seem to have skipped a week in the beta offerings.
Hope that means bug fixes are abundant. :)
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Re: New Beta version 17.8.2318
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2017, 03:23:43 PM »
We seem to have skipped a week in the beta offerings.
Hope that means bug fixes are abundant. :)
Let's wait and see a few more days, they often release betas on Thursday or Friday...  ;)
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