Throughout a long, busy day I kept waiting for the announcement. It never came. I quit working about 10:30 p.m. after spending hours trying to deal with a TagEditor problem (which I finally solved by bringing the file into memoQ, which has better features for QA and troubleshooting). I took a break with my patient dogs and went for a long walk in the snow. When I came back, the announcement was in my inbox, sent by Gabor Ugray at 10:39 p.m. It read:
Dear beta testers,
I just announced memoQ 4.0's release on the Yahoo! Groups mailing list, but as you are possibly not following that, I'm sending the announcement directly to you as well. Thank you for the feedback you have been sending us over the last few weeks, it has been a great contribution and helped us improve memoQ a great deal.
I am happy to announce that you can now download the first release build of the new memoQ 4.0 from the following link: http://kilgray.
com/memoq/ memoQSetup. 4.0.15.exe. I can sense the vibrations of excitement in the air, so instead of touting the features of 4.0, I'll just share a few useful bits of information here.
-- memoQ 4.0 is designed to co-exist with 3.6 on the same PC. Just run the new installer, and you can pick which version to open. TMs and TBs are fully exchangeable, i.e., you can use the same ones in both products.
-- When you first start the new version, you will be prompted to upgrade your licenses as usual with point version upgrades. memoQ will then convert your legacy "settings" into new "resources."
-- You can open 3.6 projects in the new version, but after conversion these projects will no longer open in 3.6. memoQ 4.0 will not connect to legacy servers.
-- Just as the tool itself, the HTML help has been fundamentally reworked. So do share questions, concerns and impressions about both, here as well as in private mail. Improving the documentation is as important as improving memoQ itself; we are happy to see your engagement in both areas.
Download and enjoy!
They made it on time. Once again Kilgray proves that they are a team you can depend on.