Hello TBUDL@thebat.,

Thursday, January 5, 2012, 2:50:14 AM, you wrote:

TF> Hello Ian,

TF> Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 7:24:37 AM, you wrote:

IAW>> RITLabs don't want to describe releases as BETA because they are not 
IAW>> betas. They describe them as ALPHA yet the list footer added keeps 
IAW>> saying 

TF> An ALPHA version is a crude attempt at fixing bugs or adding new
TF> features. It will be tested thoroughly in-house, to see whether it
TF> fixes the issues addressed.

TF> Once the in-house testing has been completed successfully and the
TF> developers believe that everything works fine, a BETA version is
TF> released to external testers. The reason is that everybody uses a
TF> software differently, and even though the ALPHA testing concluded that
TF> all is fixed, BETA testers will invariably find things that haven't
TF> been fixed.

TF> Not so at Ritlabs. ALPHA versions (i.e. versions that have not been
TF> thoroughly tested in-house) are released to external BETA testers.

TF> Personally, I am not confident that filters for POP accounts work as
TF> reliably in v5 as they do in v4, but it isn't even adressed in BETA
TF> testing any more. I wouldn't dare trying a release version.

TF> Background: Some people advised on the BETA list that there are
TF> intermittent problems with filters. Nobody at Ritlabs cared. I have
TF> over 100 filters with several conditions each, sorting into well over
TF> 100 folders across several accounts, so this is a core issue for me.

TF> The very reason I bought TheBat! back in 1999 and kept contributing to
TF> the BETA list and kept upgrading was the superior filtering system.
TF> But if that is not a priority for Ritlabs any more, I wouldn't know
TF> why I should upgrade beyond the perfectly-working v4. The filters work
TF> great in v4 (the best POP client in the world) but are not 100%
TF> reliable in v5.

TF> I cannot afford to try v5 until it is confirmed that the filters for
TF> POP accounts are 100% reliable, as they are in v4.

Good luck.

I installed version 5 yesterday relying on people's positive comments.

I have only 5 sets of filters for one account, but all is working just



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