Frequent Release Policy

Kilgray has a frequent release approach of memoQ. To better support predictability and planning, let us summarize the principles on support and maintenance, compatibility and versioning into one policy. 


Version terminology

For example, in 8.1.2:
  • 8 is the major version,
  • 1 is the minor version,
  • 2 is the build number.
An increase in just the build number means an update with only bug fixes. An increase in the minor or major version number means a feature release. A feature release is any memoQ release/installer containing a significant amount of new features. Since feature releases will be quite frequent, there will be fewer bug fix updates between them.

 
 

Compatibility

Client and server, translation

For the purposes of translation, we guarantee compatibility for one major version “ahead” and “behind”: any memoQ 8.x translator pro client must be able to translate projects on memoQ server 7.8 (2015) or memoQ server 9.x.
 

Client and server, project management

For project management, both major and minor version must be the same between server and project manager edition client. For example, to manage projects on an 8.1 server, you need an 8.1 project manager edition client.
 

Projects and resources

Internal project and resource formats will not change “inside” a major version. For example, if Kilgray intends to introduce a new feature that requires a change in the term base format, we will not introduce it before major version 9. When version 9 comes out, the memoQ and memoQ server installers might migrate some resources to the new format, or a project might be migrated to the new format when you first open it.

 


Side-by-side installation of different versions or overwriting the existing installation

Since memoQ introduces many feature releases in a year, it would be problematical to install all of them side by side. To avoid this, memoQ 8.1 overwrites memoQ Adriatic (8.0), and 8.2 will overwrite 8.1. However, the next major version, memoQ 9 will install side-by-side with memoQ 8.x. And any memoQ 8.x version can be installed side-by-side with memoQ 7.8 (2015). All of the above refers to just the default behaviour: the user can always choose to install memoQ 8.1 or its later version to a different folder.

 


Support

After the release of 8.1, the two supported major versions are 8.1 and 7.8 (2015). When 8.2 will be released, the two supported major versions will be 8.2 and 7.8 (2015). And when 9.0 is released, the latest 8.x version and 9.0 will be the two supported versions. Adriatic (8.0) will not be supported anymore after the 8.1 release, not even with bug fixes, as those bug fixes and the new features will be included in 8.1.

 
 

SMA and eligibility for new versions

To get a license for any new major or minor version, users need to have a valid SMA (I.e. to get 8.1 you needed a valid SMA on the release day of 8.1, the 24th of May). Due to the more frequent release cycles, most of the bug fixes will go into the next minor version, and a minor version is supported only until the next one will be out. This means that it could happen: that if your SMA expires you will not receive bug fixes anymore to your latest version unless you renew your SMA again. This actually does not mean any change in our SMA or upgrade policy; we will just put out feature releases more often, and expect a valid SMA to give a license for a feature release.

 
 

Release schedule

To help you better plan ahead with memoQ please find here our planned release agenda for 2017.
8.0: during Q1
8.1: during Q2
8.2: during Q3
8.3: during Q4

 


memoQ cloud server

As of its nature, memoQ cloud server has a slightly different concept. If you are a memoQ cloud server user you always get and can use (only) the latest version of memoQ, down to the build level. These updates come 1-14 days after the latest version or build is officially announced by Kilgray.


Compatibility

Compatibility rules for memoQ cloud server are the same as for the other products.


Support

As memoQ cloud server users always have the latest version of memoQ, support for their version is continuous and obvious.
 

SMA and eligibility for new version

memoQ cloud server subscription includes SMA, so users with a valid subscription are always eligible for the latest version of memoQ and for using Kilgray support.