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10 days till MBC

I hope you’re getting as excited as we are about MBC.  We expect the final to ship next Friday, March 9th.  We’re holding on to it since we’re still testing and making changes, but we feel it is very robust and powerful.

When the final comes out next week, mainline support will take over.  Aaron, Brian, Jeff and Nate are getting up to speed on it.  If you have questions about how to use the software or MBC methodology, they handle that.  You may still email me about potential bugs or features in the software.  You can send that to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you a beta user who has not updated to the more recent releases, I would encourage you to do so before you install the final.  As the beta period has progressed and the internals of the software have changed, we have changed the layout of your project files here and there.  We did it behind the scenes so that you hopefully wouldn’t notice, and your work would not be affected.

When the final comes out, it doesn’t make sense to keep all this code in there to upgrade early beta project files.  So it will be removed.  What that means is that if you have a project you created in 0.9.5 and you open it in 1.0, it may report that the project file is corrupt or another error.  We assume that most of you have kept up with the release cycle, and so this won’t be a problem.  But if you have an old project you haven’t visited in a while and you want to keep it around, open it up in 0.9.14 so it will be converted to the most recent data layout.

Your beta licenses will continue to work until April 1st.  After that the beta will revert to demonstration mode, limited to 50 respondents.  To purchase MBC, please contact our office.  We are currently taking orders.

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