Re: CU 3.1 Preview

Brian O'Shea (boshea@wpine.com)
Tue, 02 Sep 1997 15:34:46 -0400


-
-On Tue, 2 Sep 1997, Brian O'Shea wrote:
-> There was a bug in the 2.0 reflector in the area of initial connection whic
-> was fixed in the 2.1 version, which is a free upgrade. It was deemed too
-> restrictive to force newer clients to maintain backwards compatibility to the
-> 2.0 reflector. Anyone that is using a 2.0 reflector should contact us and
-> they will get a free upgrade to 2.1, which will work with the 3.x clients.
-
-I take this to mean 3.1 on the Mac has the same restriction of not being
-able to connect to WP 2.0.X reflectors?

Yes.

-The only problems I've seen with
-upgrading are the differences between the demo versions of the reflector.
-The 2.0 reflectors merely enforced a 10 client maximum but the 2.1
-reflector enforced the 10 client maximum as well as timing people out
-every 15/30 minutes.

That's because we wanted them to actually BUY the server. If they don't
want to buy it, as the saying goes, they get what they pay for.

-From what I've seen, most people in this predicament
-have moved to Brian Godette's Enhanced Reflector which doesn't have any of
-these restrictions.

If they don't want to pay, then that's the way they should go.

-It's also a moot point right now, since about
-everyone I've talked to has preferred the 2.1.1/2.1.2 client over 3.0.
-
-There's also bugs in the 2.1 Win95/NT reflector that prevent the
-conference selection menu from even appearing. The "Connect twice" bug.

Among others.

-I hope Meeting Point works better on NT than 2.1 or White Pine is going to
-have a lot of people complaining. (If I plopped down $2500 for a
-reflector, I'd expect it to work too).

Rest assured, MeetingPoint will be very robust, both on Windows and Unix. We
have it running now at WP Cafe, and I think you'll agree, the performance is
much improved for modem users. Check it out, if you can get in, it's pretty
full these days.

-bos

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