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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2008, 03:26:45 PM »
According to current plans, avast! 11 should be released... May 17th, 2038  ;D

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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2008, 04:32:15 PM »
smoke, that's a very good story and nicely sums up my feelings about the issue.

I mean, I see many people ask "when is avast 5 going to be released" without actually knowing what's going to be in it.
So I suppose if we released the next interim update (originally dubbed as 4.8.something) as avast 5, these people would be perfectly happy :)

Not that we'll do it, but I find it somewhat funny.


But seriously, it looks like avast 5 will be released in H1 2009. At least that's what I can tell for now, without going into detail with respect to its features.

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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2008, 11:16:42 AM »
Vlk, I am glad you enjoyed the story. It is supposed to be a true story. I saw it in a movie about Jimi. I am happy that no one took it the wrong way.

I think AVAST! is a wonderful program, and am deeply grateful that you provide the free Home Version to the world. Thank you, and all AVAST! Team and Forum members. From the heart. :)

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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2008, 11:51:58 AM »
well i still think that a regular release of new and "big" versions is important...
not mainly for security reasons but for the financial situation...
i neither know the financial situation of avast! nor the strategy they use, but i know something about customer behavior and if they don't see a regular release of new versions (like the big antimalware-companys do yearly) they are not going to buy the product because it seems to be getting older early... (i know that reality its not like that, but most customers don't know that!)

i personally like the avast!-strategy with small programupdates and version steps, but for others it probably seems not very efficient or up-to-date...

so you are right, vlk, you can release anything as avast 5! the name and not the program behind the name is important!

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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2008, 11:29:09 PM »
H1 2009
What is H1?
Sorry, I'm not English native...
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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2008, 12:08:34 AM »
H1 2009
What is H1?
Sorry, I'm not English native...

I am sure his fingers slipped, and insted of Q1, he wrote H1.
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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2008, 12:55:41 AM »
H1 = first half of 2009 which is my interpretation of H1.
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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2008, 09:11:41 AM »
H1 = first half of 2009 which is my interpretation of H1.

Ok, could be that, or first part of Hapril? ;)
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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2008, 09:19:04 AM »
Methinks Vlk is a very capable man who knows whereof he speaks.

Comment, whine, wail to your heart's content.  It will appear at that mans's will - not ours and I, for one, would not have it any other way. 


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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2008, 09:23:45 AM »
I think he meant H1 2009 as first quarter of 2009. Though we usually mark that as Q1 2009...
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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2008, 09:34:34 AM »
If Vlk meant Q1 rather than H1 I am sure he knows the difference without anyone's interpretation.  I bet the team will do their best to make Q1 but let's just take them at Vlk's word and show some patience for the first half of 2009.




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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2008, 11:53:44 AM »
Comment, whine, wail to your heart's content.  It will appear at that mans's will - not ours and I, for one, would not have it any other way. 

Of course, and I am sure no one here thinks different! But that doesn't mean we have to stop talk about Avast 5 and speculate about it!

And I have read all post in this thread, and I don't see anyone that whine?

And I don't see the problems to look forward to Avast 5? Even if we all know that it is the Alwil Team that decide when to release a new version!
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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2008, 02:05:28 PM »
H1 = first half of 2009 which is my interpretation of H1.
Thanks... could be this or, like others said, a typo.
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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2008, 03:25:17 PM »
Well that is the kind of typo I might make, but I think Vlk's typing skills are much better than mine and Q and H are pretty far apart on the keyboard ;D.

Me I'm in no rush, I'm not going anywhere, after all I have been using avast 4.x for over 4.5 years and boy has avast changed in that time ;D

So Alwil unlike other manufacturers don't slip to the next whole number every year as a marketing tool. Many of those changes I'm sure could have warranted a whole number increase rather than a 0.1 increment.

So version numbers are just that, numbers, when what we see in these supposedly small updates big changes in functionality/features and that is what counts, continued progress.

One day it will be called avast 5 and then we will have to change all the forum names, no more avast! 4 Home/Pro, avast! 4 Server, etc.
avast! 5 for Home/Pro just doesn't have that quirky play on words about it ;D
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Re: When will avast! 5?
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2008, 03:36:16 PM »
So version numbers are just that, numbers, when what we see in these supposedly small updates big changes in functionality/features and that is what counts, continued progress.

very wise!
(thats not sarcastic)