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  1. Shaun Peet
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    Aug 2004

    Posted 21 Mar 2006 Link to this post

    On a day like today with a major quarterly release, I often wonder what kind of manpower it takes to pull it off; and what kind of manpower (or womanpower) telerik has available to do it.  I've been surprised to see that the forums are still somewhat alive with telerik support contributions today - since I'd figured everyone would be doing their part to get the release out on time.  So my first question is...how many people currently work at telerik?

    My next question is with respect to the process by which releases are published.  I'm sure I can't even fathom all the steps that are required in order to do a release, but I'd sure be curious to hear what they all are, and in what order they happen.  I only mention it because I'm sure that the .dll's and other folders are sitting ready to go the morning of the release but other preparations are made so that all hell doesn't break loose once the code is out there.

    That being said, I'm quite sure that many developers would simply like to get their hands on the new stuff and wouldn't be worried about a 12-24 hour delay in the supporting materials (documentation, QSF, etc.).  I'm sure it sounds petty to whine about waiting until the end of the day (it's 6pm EST now and no release yet) for the release; however, when telerik announced the March 21 release date a few months ago I'm sure I wasn't the only one that circled that date as one to do a whole lot of updates (and perhaps start on some new projects).  It's just a little unfortunate in my own case, and maybe a few others (or maybe quite a few others), that a whole day has been "wasted" (for lack of a better word) waiting for the published release.

    My second question was in the above paragraphs somwhere ;)

    Just my thoughts, anyway.
  2. Ivo
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    Posted 22 Mar 2006 Link to this post

    Hi Shaun,

    My name is Ivo Nedkov and one of my major responsibilities at telerik are smooth releases. Let me assure you that it is very exciting when time for a launch comes. The atmosphere is very unique. There are so many steps that we are taking to ensure reliable product releases on time. And in these crucial moments small things prove to be very important both in products and web-site management.

    The ready DLLs are definitely the first and most important step. But the game is just starting when we have the assemblies (all verified and tested). There is plenty more than just the DLLs: Live Examples, Manuals, Licenses, Downloads, Announcements, Web-Site Text Content and so on and so on. So there are about 10 people actively working on the long Release Checklists.

    Nevertheless, we do our best to continue all other day-to-day activities like Support Tickets, Forum Posts, Blog Entries, Company Events and most importantly continue our development across our ever-expanding range of initiatives.

    r.a.d.controls Q1 2006 is successfully launched now and it is time for a celebration!

    Everyone at telerik is happy about the launch and I do hope that you will all enjoy the new features and updates. Please, let us know of your feedback.

    Regards,
    Ivo Nedkov
    Program Manager
    r.a.d.controls team
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