1Password 7.3.705 Beta 4 update is available

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  • Thanks for the info. I thought why 1Password X, for example, would get more betas and for Windows not often.
    Thanks again.

  • MikeTMikeT Agile Samurai

    Team Member

    Hi @r1ma,

    I thought why 1Password X, for example, would get more betas and for Windows not often.

    1Password X is more frequently updated because it is a young app that doesn't have all features yet, it is much younger than the Windows app for an example. For the first year when we ship 1Password 6 for Windows as a brand new app, we shipped a lot of updates quickly as we were adding new features and then it naturally slows down as we work on more complex features on top of a complex codebase. Every new feature we add, we have to test it internally against all previous features to make sure it all works together consistently and correctly; it's much easier and quicker when there's not many to test against in the beginning.

    There is a noticeable lull in our pace of updates on Windows right now because we're working on a major 1Password 7.4 update while adding smaller 7.3.x updates to ship soon. We'll explain why when we're closer to finishing 1Password 7.4.

  • @MikeT Thank you, dear, Mike, for the info. Today 7.4 released for iOS 13. Can we consider it as a sign that 7.4 for Windows is very close to releases?

  • bundtkatebundtkate

    Team Member

    It's honestly pure coincidence that version numbers are aligning right now, @r1ma, so I wouldn't read too much into that. iOS 13 is the trigger for that release as it's the version that includes all of the compatibility fixes and feature updates targeted at iOS 13 and iPadOS. That it so happens to be a version 7.4 is pure chance and not by design. In general, our development cycles for each platform are wholly independent and shaped by that specific platforms priorities and current pressing issues, so you'll see some significant disparity in release speed when one platform or another is working on a bigger project, like is the case with 7.4 for Windows.

    With that said, 7.4 is still moving forward. I still can't give a good ETA (and generally never feel too comfortable doing so with the bigger ones since there's more to test and more that can break), but we're plugging along and will absolutely share news whenever we have something worth sharing. :+1:

  • @bundtkate Thanks for the info. Are we close to the next beta for Windows to appear in App Updates section?
    The latest beta was released 2019-09-11.
    Meanwhile, I am eager for 7.4, and I am guessing we are close to it.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    I think it won't be long now. :)

  • @brenty Thanks for your note, you mean for the final 7.4 version or the next beta version?
    And how long remains?
    I am just eager, out of habit, checking reguraly for software updates.

  • brentybrenty

    Team Member

    Next beta should be for 7.4, and should be Soon™. If you're opted-in to beta already you'll get it when it becomes available. ;)

  • ^_^

  • @brenty By the way, by "soon" you mean this week or by end of November? Thank you.

  • MikeTMikeT Agile Samurai

    Team Member

    Hi @r1ma,

    As per our policy, we do not share any timeframe nor specifics on future releases. Soon does not imply any specific timeframe either, just that we're getting closer to finishing it up but that still has to go through internal QA processes and that sometime can take a while.

  • @MikeT Thank you, Mike. I get it.

  • MikeTMikeT Agile Samurai

    Team Member

    No problem, we get it too, we all want the new update on any platforms.

    We're working as fast as we can to get it out but this is a big internal update that impacts a lot of areas, which is why it is taking much longer than usual.

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