This time we blog about our release cycle and the new licensing policy.
Thanks to the experience we made with previous Breezer releases and the feedback we received with Breezer 2013 we decided to speed up the release cycle and the licensing policy.
Speeding up things
One problem we face with our past releases was the slow release cycle. This problem impacted on the time necessary to release a bugfix but also impacts on the time needed for a new feature to be available.
So we automate our build and release procedures lowering the time-to-release to just few hours (testing apart) and we also improve the development with new collaboration tools and a general code optimization.
Speeding things up means also that with next version of Breezer we will be able to continuously deliver new features, bug fixes and improvements opening up a new range of licensing schemes.
For example we plan to introduce user-defined metadata fields, better multi-database support and VST effects hosting. We will blog about the roadmap in the next months.
Changes to the product licensing (aka per-user license)
With Breezer 2013 we will deliver two editions, one made for professional users and one for home and audio enthusiasts. Obviously those two editions will be priced differently (we can't disclose now the final prices) but the major news (and welcomed by many, we think) is the license that the pro edition will have.
The professional edition will ship with a per-user license, which means that no matter how many workstations you have, you could install Breezer 2013 Pro on each one, load the license file and start to work. This is a huge improvement since the past and is a step toward our professional users that asked for a per-user license since Breezer 2012 launch.
The Express edition will continue to ship with a per-machine license. (see update below)
Breezer 2013 Beta Update 7
Both testers and developers worked hard to deliver a much more stable update to Breezer 2013. The features are all here, but we found some hard to replicate bugs that delayed the update release.
The release date of Update 7 is now set to: 21 September 2013 if the testers give us the ok.
Update 18 Sept. 2013 after a huge feedback we decided to ship Breezer Express 2013 with a per-user license and not a per-machine license.
Today we've updated our web site. Now we include (as news) the RSS stream coming from this blog into the corporate web site. That means that when we publish something here it will be automagically copied to our corporate web site.
Content review and update
As we do each month, we retouch the product pages to make them more precise and to better answer to the questions that our users drops at email@example.com.
We also fix some typo errors.
Revel reView pricie changed
After over three months of "launch disconunt" on reView (our Outlook MSG file viewer) we choose to switch to the full price: 29,90€ (was 24,90€). In the next few days Breezer will receive the same treatment.
This means that those are the last days where you can purchase Breezer at 39,90€.
New ad champain for Revel Breezer Professional
On monday (5 march) we start a new ad champaing targeted to Revel Breezer, and just after two days we see a lot of traffic coming in. That's nice bacause it means that Breezer fills a hole in the digital audio software for Windows.
We will soon start a similar champain for Revel reView.
I'm also glad to let you know that Michael (Breezer development team) is working on the next article about Revel Breezer 2013. He will talk about the new UI. Looks promising...
Suzy Rossi - Revel Software Relations
we're proud to announce that (finally) we have a blog! Updated bi-weekly.
We decided to create one because we want to share more information about our products, their development and get even more feedback from you!
So we choose to drop the forum idea (which is much more complex and less intuitive) and go to a more friendly blog format.
Here's also the place where we will post news and updates about our products, and where you can interact with us via Facebook or Twitter.
Suzy Rossi - Revel Software Relations