I just bought v3.0 beta and I’m just wondering how often its worth checking back for new iterations to download?
every three weeks +/- a week or so
you will receive an email when a new beta is ready
Are we due a new version?
I am about to start a new run through the book but would rather wait until the next version of the book before doing so if it’s only a couple of days away
It’s been a while since the last version.
If anyone has any idea how long it will be for the next version of the book I would love to know
Sam! Are you there? It’s been nearly 2 months since the last release or have I missed something?
Last release was June 4th
I’m sure it will be ready when it is ready….
cheers, Dave Porter
Just a note that I’m still here and listening. I apologize for the delay and am actively working on an update. More when I have concrete news to report.
Thank you Sam
Any news about this? I’m thinking on buying this book but i wouldn’t like to wait such a long time for next releases.
Authors are human. Sometimes life intervenes. The next release will be out just as soon as we can get it ready.
Jeez, what a bunch of whiners. The book is technically not even released yet. You are paying for the full version which will come. All this with the Beta version now is just a bonus.
The next beta will be early next week, and all of the remaining chapters, save one, will have been updated to work with Rails 2.1. The one chapter that will not have been updated is chapter 25 - Web Services. This chapter is likely to get cut and/or replaced.
Thanks Sam - Great news! Looking forward to it… Dave Porter
The updated beta is now available. Rumor has it that Rails 2.2 will be released in early September at RailsConf. I plan to have make a beta release of the book as close as humanly possible to the release of the product with whatever updates are necessary.
Excellent. Thanks for your all your hard work.
In other posts Sam took grief for releasing too early and without support for Rails 2 in many chapters. Going to ground, and coming up with all chapters supporting Rails 2 is a logical response to those concerns. But not to yours.
This is a great illustration of how you can’t please everyone all the time.
For my part, I’m very excited that the tutorial should now cover Rails 2. That’s HUGE for the Rails class I’ll be teaching soon.