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Beta Testing FAQ

You can find answers to many common questions regarding the beta testing of Paradigma Software products.


Q: I am a current user of a Valentina product. Why should I participate in the beta testing?

Q: If I beta test a release, does that mean you will implement my dream feature or improvement?

Installation & Start

Q: Where to download latest beta build?

Q: Where to discuss beta builds?

Q: How to report bugs and/or feature requests?

Q: How to uninstall beta?

Q: What is a 'night build' and how it differs from beta build?

Using both Release and Beta Versions

We understand that it should be easy way to switch between RELEASE(x) and BETA(x+1). In this section we give some tips on how to make it easier.

The best way is to use some Virtual Machine (Virtual Box, Parallels, …) to install one more OS + your development tools and use this as a branch of your development process for any purpose, including beta testing of third party products such as Valentina. Also it is a good idea to save a copy of such virtual machine in the good state, to be able recover everything in a few minutes.

If you do not want to work with virtual machines, there are other methods.

Q: I am using latest RELEASE version in active development. How can I use BETA build and do easy switch ?

Q: How can I easily switch between vcomponents of different versions?