Pre-Release Estimated Timeline for Feature Implementation
Bob Pritchett (from the Forums):
“If you PROMISE not to hold me to it... I’d GUESS that you’ll have good, stable build within two months that performs well on core behaviors, like reading, searching, and the Passage Guide. I’d [WILD GUESS] say we’re six months from “most people can’t tell the difference” between Mac/Windows functionality....We’re basically working library, reading, searching, Passage Guide, Exegetical Guide, Bible Word Study Guide, tool windows (Information, Power Lookup, Copy Bible Verses, Explorer, Cited By,...) , etc. in that order.” (Posted here on Mon Nov 30, 2009)
Seven months later, David Mitchell (Logos 4 Macintosh Development Lead):
“My lips, however, are still sealed when it comes to divulging hints about when you might have a beta.” (Posted here on Thu Jul 1, 2010)
In same forum thread, Bob Pritchett added:
“We’re getting to the point where “Alpha” and “Beta” are semantic distinctions, not technical ones.” (Posted here on Thu Jul 1, 2010)
Almost 3 weeks later, Logos 4 Mac Beta 1 released Wed Jul 21, 2010 :)
Couple months later, Logos 4 Mac Release Candidate 1 available Tue Sep 14, 2010 followed by “Gold Master” on Fri Sep 17, 2010 :)
Turns out “WILD GUESS” of 6 months in 2009 became 10.5 months – frequent releases with dramatic improvements.
Logos for Mac 1 History
Initially, Logos outsourced development of Libronix 3 port to a native Mac OS X application that used Safari for display rendering. In contrast to Libronix 3 on Windows, Logos for Mac 1 lacked many features and capabilities. Final Logos for Mac 1.2.2 release essentially became an e-Book reader after Safari 5 update on 20 July 2011 (released with OS X 10.7 Lion).
Logos Blog 2 Nov 2009 announced Logos 4, which was followed by Logos 4 Mac Pre-Release Alpha versions
Logos Blog 18 Sep 2009 Logos for Mac 1.2.2
Logos Blog 28 Aug 2009 Logos for Mac 1.2.1 compatible with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Logos Blog 30 Jul 2009 Logos for Mac 1.2 added some cool new features like Bible Speed Search, Parallel Resource Associations, printing, the ability to choose an English font, and more.
Logos Blog 11 Jun 2009 Logos for Mac 1.1.1 works with Safari 4
Logos Blog 31 Mar 2009 Logos for Mac 1.1 ships plus engine download purchase option
Logos Blog 8 Jan 2009 Official Logos for Mac 1 Tutorial videos
Logos Blog 5 Dec 2008 Logos for Mac 1 Now shipping, which works with Safari 3
Logos Blog 7 Nov 2008 Logos for Mac 1 ready for pre-ordering. Software was included with a package purchase OR could purchase the engine for $ 59.95; later Logos changed so software is now free.
Logos Blog 27 Aug 2007 with tantalizing Logos for Mac video that was ~15 months before initial shipment
Logos Blog 26 Apr 2007 with tantalizing screen shot
Logos Blog 21 Jul 2007 update with list of features done and in progress
Logos Blog 20 Mar 2007 update that included Logos for Mac banner advertising link
Logos Blog 13 Feb 2007 update included “And there is no good answer to the question I’m asked almost daily: When?”
Logos Blog 17 Nov 2005 was confident Logos for Mac would ship by 21 Jun 2006
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