Should Steinberg implement a system for deploying hotfixes?
- Yes, we shouldn’t have to wait for months for simple fixes!
- No, I don’t mind waiting…
OK, so this timestretch bug is REALLY cramping my style over here. I really want to be using 6 now, but I can’t. I rely too much on timestretching, and I rarely work at 44.1kHz.
I’m quite surprised this was not caught during beta testing, but that’s beside the point. This has been a pattern with Steinberg in the past, and as they’ve acknowledged that the time stretching bug is now fixed, I have to ask: Why don’t we have it?!
I feel it’s high time Steinberg implemented a system whereby simple hotfixes could be installed and de-installed automatically once the full release is ready. Other companies have managed this, and it works just fine. It’s really getting difficult having to wait sometimes months for very important bug fixes! More and more companies are going to public beta testing to ensure the quality of the software before a major release.
This kind of bug is not what most of us would consider minor, and for those of us who choose not to work at 44.1kHz at all times, it’s a pretty much a deal breaker.
I was really hoping quality control would improve dramatically post Yamaha acquisition, but this is, to say the least, disappointing.