Re: Frequent Interim Software Releases

Subject: Re: Frequent Interim Software Releases
From: Linda Merrifield <MerrLJ -at- CITA -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 10:27:51 -0500

>Melinda Carr asks:
>1) Are frequent releases common in other software companies? Is this more
normal for a small company than a large one? We do have frequent
releases and updates. All of our manuals are in frame and published in
>3-ring binder format. We send replacement pages for all doc. updates.
>2) What is the best way to handle documenting these changes? Should we
>print one version of the manual for each main (e.g., 3.0, 4.0, etc.)
>version of the software and then leave everything else in the readme and
>helps? Oftentimes changes are not limited to new features--a current
>feature might change or options might be added to existing dialog boxes.
My guess is the users won't look at the readme's.

Linda Merrifield
Senior Technical Writer
Citation Computer Systems
mailto:merrilj -at- cita -dot- com
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