Specifying Wordfast Version When Posting Questions
Thread poster: Wordfast Support
Feb 5, 2009

Hi All,

In order to try and keep confusion to a minimum please try to reference which product you are using (Wordfast Classic or Wordfast Pro) and which version of that product you are currently running.

This should help get clearer and quicker answers on the forum.

Thanks in advance,

Hillary


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Jared Tabor
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Thanks Hillary Feb 5, 2009

Hello Hillary,

Thanks for posting this. It is good in general to be specific, which will help others better help you. I will ask site developers to include a reminder to this effect in the posting form for the technical forums.

Best regards,

Jared


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Wordfast is always in beta Feb 5, 2009

Hillary Lindsay wrote:
In order to try and keep confusion to a minimum please try to reference which product you are using (Wordfast Classic or Wordfast Pro) and which version of that product you are currently running.


It has long been the custom on the Yahoogroup too. Wordfast is always in beta, in a manner of speaking. The developer doesn't wait months and months before releasing a bugfix or a new version with a cutting edge feature in it, so it's safe to always mention the version number. It's not even necessary to write "Classic" or "Pro", since Pro's version numbers are in the sixes (or aren't they any more?) and Classic's numbers are in the threes, fours and fives (mostly fives).


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Specifying Version Numbers Feb 5, 2009

Samuel Murray wrote:

It has long been the custom on the Yahoogroup too. Wordfast is always in beta, in a manner of speaking. The developer doesn't wait months and months before releasing a bugfix or a new version with a cutting edge feature in it, so it's safe to always mention the version number. It's not even necessary to write "Classic" or "Pro", since Pro's version numbers are in the sixes (or aren't they any more?) and Classic's numbers are in the threes, fours and fives (mostly fives).


Hi Samuel,

Thanks for reiterating.

We have two different products in the Wordfast Translation Studio, Wordfast Classic and Wordfast Pro which have different behaviors/features/preferences. Wordfast 5.5 and Wordfast 6.0 are names that we are phasing out. Moving forward it will be Wordfast Classic 5.53 (example) and Wordfast Pro 2.1.8 (example--will not be version number 6 again for a while). WFC and WFP will not be on the same release schedules so there might be a point they have the same version number.

I feel its necessary to still reference Classic and Pro so that Pro/Classic readers can stay in the loop even if they aren't following the version numbers or are slow to download updates!

Thanks all,
Hillary


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Tis a pity... Feb 5, 2009

Hillary Lindsay wrote:
We have two different products in the Wordfast Translation Studio, Wordfast Classic and Wordfast Pro which have different behaviors/features/preferences. Wordfast 5.5 and Wordfast 6.0 are names that we are phasing out.


It's a pity about the choice of names, though. Wordfast Easy and Wordfast Complicated would have been much better names for these two products, I think.

As for the numbers, why break something that works well? Retaining the number "6" won't hurt the new version of Wordfast at all. In fact, I suspect people will just shorten the name of the program they're using to what they believe to be the most relevant bits, i.e. "I use Wordfast 2" (Pro) and "I use Wordfast 5" (Classic).


[Edited at 2009-02-05 18:57 GMT]


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