Mac Release Notes and History

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Mac Stable Release Notes and History

Wiki has Logos 4.2a and newer Stable release history. As of Logos 4.2a, Faithlife combined Mac releases with Windows so new features were available on both platforms while Faithlife continued to improve Mac parity with Windows.

4.0b SR-4 2011 Jan 18 Tue 4.10.4.9457
4.0b SR-2 2010 Dec 23 Thu 4.10.4.8574
4.0b SR-2 2010 Dec 22 Wed 4.10.4.8557
4.0b SR-1 2010 Dec 7 Tue 4.10.4.8093
4.0b “Gold” 2010 Dec 1 Wed 4.10.4.7689
4.0a SR-5 2010 Nov 16 Tue 4.10.4.7497
4.0a SR-4 2010 Nov 1 Mon 4.10.4.6968
4.0a SR-3 2010 Oct 18 Mon 4.10.4.6316
4.0a SR-2 2010 Oct 11 Mon 4.10.4.6199
4.0a SR-1 2010 Oct 8 Fri 4.10.4.6104
4.0a “Gold” Service + More 2010 Oct 6 Wed 4.10.4.6016
4.0 “Gold Master” 2010 Sep 17 Fri 4.10.4.5314

Mac Beta Release Notes and History

Wiki has Logos 4.2a and newer Beta release history As of Logos 4.2a, Faithlife combined Mac releases with Windows so new features were available on both platforms while Faithlife continued to improve Mac parity with Windows.

4.0b Release Candidate 1 2010 Nov 22 Mon 4.10.4.7689 – 4.0b “Gold” Stable release
4.0b Beta 3 2010 Nov 1 Mon 4.10.4.6980
4.0b Beta 2 2010 Oct 18 Mon 4.10.4.6567
4.0b Beta 1 2010 Oct 11 Mon 4.10.4.6210 – Warning: if change update channel to Beta, can change to Stable after 4.0b stable release
4.0a “Gold” Service + More 2010 Oct 6 Wed 4.10.4.6016 – 4.0a “Gold” Stable release
4.0 SR-1 Beta 1 2010 Sep 29 Wed 4.10.4.5764 – Warning: if change update channel to Beta, can change to Stable after 4.0a stable release
4.0 “Gold Master” Release 2010 Sep 17 Fri 4.10.4.5314
4.0 Release Candidate 3 2010 Sep 15 Wed 4.10.4.5255
4.0 Release Candidate 2 2010 Sep 14 Tue 4.10.4.5220
4.0 Release Candidate 1 2010 Sep 14 Tue 4.10.4.5212


Mac Beta Pre-Release Notes and History

During Mac 4.0 Beta Pre-Release phase, Logos Research Systems (LRS) released a new version at least weekly – posted release notes* with links to forum thread:

4.0 Beta 11 Wed 8 Sep 2010 4.10.4.4906
4.0 Beta 10 Wed 1 Sep 2010 4.10.4.4587
4.0 Beta 9 Tue 31 Aug 2010 4.10.4.4550
4.0 Beta 8 Mon 23 Aug 2010 4.10.4.4219
4.0 Beta 7 Tue 17 Aug 2010 4.10.4.3904
4.0 Beta 6 Thu 12 Aug 2010 4.10.4.3691
4.0 Beta 5 Mon 9 Aug 2010 4.10.4.3486
4.0 Beta 4 Mon 2 Aug 2010 4.10.4.3030
4.0 Beta 3 Mon 26 Jul 2010 4.10.4.2596 – Forum summarizes Notes capabilities
4.0 Beta 2 Thu 22 Jul 2010 4.10.4.2518
4.0 Beta 1 (First Mac “Beta”) Wed 21 Jul 2010 4.10.4.2463 – Warning: Notes in Beta 1 still not ready for prime time


Mac Alpha Pre-Release Notes and History

During Mac 4.0 Alpha Pre-Release phase, Logos Research Systems (LRS) released a new version at least every two weeks. Below is a record of posted release notes* with links to forum thread:

* - Release dates are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Release notes sometimes lagged a day or two behind Alpha release availability.

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 Research Systems (LRS) 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 free 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, 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 included with Mac package purchase OR purchase Mac engine for $ 59.95
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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