We want to bring new features and bug fixes to you faster. Starting with QF-Test 4.3, a medium upgrade will be released whenever one or more relevant features are fully implemented and minor updates are going to focus on bug-fixes and small improvements. Our continuous self-tests have long since established the required stability of QF-Test and now the required conditions have been put into place:
New license format - all inclusive during maintenance period
The QF-Test maintenance contract has always included free medium or major upgrades within the maintenance period. However, a license update had to be requested and rolled out to all test and development machines with QF-Test installations in order to activate the new version.
With the new license file - which has to be explicitly requested for QF-Test 4.3 one more time - this extra effort will be dispensed with: The maintenance period is now encoded in the license file to allow using all new medium and major versions that are released within that period as well as the associated minor updates. When extending the maintenance contract in the future you will automatically receive a new license, valid for the extended maintenance period.
To further simplify upgrading licenses for many QF-Test installations it may be convenient to install a dedicated QF-Test license server for your network. Our sales team will gladly provide further information.
Transition period for license updates
To ease the transition to QF-Test version 4.3, it can be used with a license for QF-Test version 4.2 until October 31, 2018. Please make use of this transition period to update your QF-Test licenses to version 4.3. You can request a license update via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Users with a valid Maintenance Agreement are entitled to this medium upgrade for free. Without Maintenance Agreement the fee for upgrading from version 4.2 to version 4.3 is 20% of the current license price.
Newsletter for medium upgrades only
To prevent flooding you with emails about the more frequent updates, only medium and of course major upgrades with new functionality and features are going be announced via newsletter. If you would like to stay informed about minor updates you can subscribe to the QF-Test mailing list or our RSS-feed or activate the new automatic check for QF-Test updates described below.
Automatic check for QF-Test updates
When online, QF-Test can now check for updates automatically. You can configure this service according to your needs, for example to check only for specific kinds of updates or to deactivate it entirely.