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What is the current status? CTP or RC or RTW

Mar 8, 2009 at 4:10 AM
Edited Mar 8, 2009 at 4:23 AM
I'm a little confused about the status of  "App Arch Guide 2.0".

This site says "Stable".

But, the following site says "CTP".
  patterns & practices: Complete Catalog
  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/practices/bb190351.aspx

And the following site says "App Arch Guide 2.0 will be released in Summer 2009".
  patterns & practices: Upcoming Releases
  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/bb232643.aspx

Usually, status changes like this: CTP -> Beta -> RC -> RTW

 CTP or RC or RTW ?  Which is correct?

Mar 9, 2009 at 3:53 AM
Hi isshiki,
Understand on the confusion. 

For us it's a little different because we publish to codeplex and then to MSDN and print.

So for us it's been
BETA1 ->BETA2 ->RC->CTP (All done on Codeplex) -->MSDN and print

So you can consider that the content is stable in the CTP, but that it's not "official" until it appears on MSDN and in Print. 
The Summer 2009 is due to the time it takes to prepare the content for print form. 

If any changes come, it would be to make the content more suitable for print form. To my knowledge as one of the authors, there are no technical changes that are slated to occur. 

Make sense?

Rob 






Mar 10, 2009 at 4:53 AM
Edited Mar 10, 2009 at 4:54 AM
Hi Rob,
Make sense. Thank you.