Daz focused a lot of development in to daz studio, they took on board the feedback from their users, and developed a better product, but it wasn’t developed quickly, and Daz Studio has Carrara users completely outnumbered when it comes to how many users are willing to beta test, report bugs, help with making tutorials, and generally get involved and try to help make it better and easier for others.
The average user doesn’t think it’s reasonable for a company to take advantage of its customers’ good will for well over a year, by expecting those users to continue to find errors made by its developers.
You’re right, and it would be silly to defend any company which was taking advantage of it’s customers, it would be equally silly to expect the company to remain in business if it was doing so.
I’m not trying to defend anyone, and I’m not suggesting that anyone is being taken advantage of by anyone else.
Daz are actively developing carrara,. and presumably that’s what the Customers, (user of carrara) want them to do.
The beta testing process is open to the users,.. and it’s Voluntary,... nobody forces any user to beta test, or sign up to test.
An open beta isn’t always the case, and it doesn’t have to be open. but there are advantages for both the developers (and users) in doing so,..
having many people testing the release on different systems and different OS’s should help to find issues, and deal with them.
(If those users report the issues they find).
the product could be developed behind closed doors, and simply released for sale.
I assume most beta testers sign up with a reasonable expectation of performance by the company
reasonable expectation,... which would include NOT releasing a version which may be unstable ? and perhaps posting a new serial number to extend the current version, which may be more stable. ?
Quickly manufactured products,. and High quality products, seldom occupy the same shelf space.
Merging code from two applications developed at different times, by different developers,. may not be something which can be done easily and Quickly.
If development is done right,... with care and attention to detail,...then the customer should have a quality product,.
If it’s done quickly, hastily, and rushed out the door,... the customer usually get something which isn’t high quality,. but can usually be fixed with a service pack or two,. once customers start reporting the issues..
Isn’t that really taking advantage of customers. ?
I’m not being derogatory to anyone, at least, not intentionally.
I’m saying simply understand that Carrara is being worked on,. it’s not ready yet,. have some patience.
Q: Are we there yet ?
,... No,. We’re not there yet….