Something I found when I tried to reopen a saved file using these items only to discover that Studio 188.8.131.52 threw off errors, so I reset them, just for the hell of it:
Breezy, for Summer Dress for Genesis (1.2 - in list at 1.1, updated to fix material settings tool tip error)
Summer Dress for Genesis (1.1 - in list at 1.0, no reason given for update)
Quoting myself to note—as the product page and the online Readme FAIL TO STATE—that Breezy 1.1 is for Studio 4.0.3, while Breezy 1.2 is, at the moment, for Studio 4.5 and above only. I discovered this when, after reinstalling the product, I tried to apply the textures and saw only an empty folder inside Studio’s content directory. When I used the “Browse to folder” feature, hey, DUF files a-go-go! Not a DSF in sight!
I’m guessing this was probably a mistake—the tool tip for the materials is kind of a mess—but still. Why don’t they check that sort of thing?
I’m sure that is something they are working on. Keep this in mind. You have to test all this new code. We could take down the BBS to test it. DAZ3D is a 24/7 site. They must do all the coding and testing in the background, probably on a dummy system, to test it. If something breaks they sure do not want it to be the store that is up and running at this time.
You know what? I think they’re well beyond that at this stage.
One thing I never understood—especially after they made it clear that the heavy lifting on programming was being done during overnight hours in Utah—is why they don’t simply schedule a 2-4 hour maintenance window where the site goes completely offline while they move fixes into production and test them on the live system. Would they lose sales from overseas locations? Well, yes, probably, but you can limit that by keeping your offline window to only 2-4 hours (unless something is really badly broken and accidentally keeps them offline longer, but that happens anyway). As it stands, frustrations with the site (among other things) are causing them to lose customers completely, rather than a few hours of sales.
And, if they actually told people, “Hey, we’re going to be completely offline, both store and forums, from 3AM-6AM Utah time, each and every day, to get everything to where you and we need it to be, and maybe get it there a little faster,” people would understand and accept that, I think.