Re: When do you start addressing new SW versions?

Subject: Re: When do you start addressing new SW versions?
From: Mary Deaton <m_deaton -at- KWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 19:12:11 -0700

John, there are betas of Windows 2000 available now, and if your company is
an ISV, Microsoft can help you get information about how to document
upcoming products. I would check with the Microsoft site or whoever in your
company handles Windows compliance issues. Your developers may well have
Windows 2000 already installed, since it is available to them via the MS
Developers Network.

Mary Deaton
President, KNOWware, LLC
(206) 682-6113
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-----Original Message-----
From: John Posada [mailto:jposada01 -at- YAHOO -dot- COM]
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 6:34 AM
Subject: When do you start addressing new SW versions?

I have an application that installs differently if the
PC is running Win95 than if it is running Win98 or
WinNT. With Win2000 coming out "soon", the
installation under that version will be the same as

Even though Win2000 is not available yet, I want to
address it in the documentation, something like the

"Steps 1 through 4 of the following procedure apply
only if you are installing "Bill" for the first time
on a Windows 95 PC. If you are installing "Bill" on a
PC using Windows 98, Windows 2000 or Windows NT, go
directly to step 5."

Do you mention third party software that isn't
available at the time of writing, and may not be
available before your application gets released, but
you know that it will be out before you issue the next
version of your ap?
John Posada
Western Union International
(w) jposada -at- westernunion -dot- com
(p) john -at- tdandw -dot- com
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