AddWeb Product Line Version Lifecycle
As with all products, AddWeb Website Promoter has a lifecycle.
Updates and Support options vary based on the lifecycle phase
of the product. The guidelines on this page are not firm,
and are subject to alteration based on factors beyond our
control. The various phases are listed below, followed by
Current signifies the current version series of the product.
A current version series gets the highest priority for database
and software updates. All levels of assisted support are offered.
A version series enters Extended status on the day the next
version series is introduced, or on the last date Cyberspace
HQ sells licenses for this version series. As of January,
2002, Cyberspace HQ policy is that the extended period will
last no less than 6 months after Cyberspace HQ's Free Upgrade
cutoff date for the version series. The Free Upgrade cutoff
date is the date in which if a customer purchases after a
given date, they are entitled to a free upgrade to the next
version series. Typically, this is 90 days before the release
of the next version series. If there is no free upgrade cutoff
date, the extended period will last for six months after the
release date of the new version series, unless external factors
make this impossible.
If you purchase a version of the product directly from Cyberspace
HQ* while it is in the extended phase, and before the next
major version is released, you will be entitled to a free
upgrade to the next version when it has been released.
During the extended period, database updates are released
at regular intervals. Software updates are provided as needed
for bug fixes only. All levels of assisted support are offered.
As of January 2002, Cyberspace HQ policy is that the phase
out period begins on the first day of the sixth month after
the beginning of the Extended Phase, lasting until nine months
after the beginning of this phase. Upon entering this phase,
a final build will be released for the version series. Database
updates will continue to be provided on a less frequent basis
than the current version. During Phase out, only online technical
support will be offered.
End of Life
At the end of the phase out period, the version series will
be discontinued. Support may no longer be offered for the
version series and database updates will cease.
These phases show the status of planned or pending releases.
Future means it is either in the planning stages, or is currently
in development. Alpha means it is near completion, awaiting
beta testing status. Beta means it is currently being tested
outside our company in a real world scenario.
AddWeb Planned Phase Chart:
10th anniversary, AddWeb Website Promoter
will be replaced by AddWeb Webmaster
Studio for version 9.0, a completely re-written
AddWeb. The new product is slated for a 2006 release,
and extremely aggressive upgrade discounts will be offered
to registered users of version 8.0. While the new name
implies a new focus for the software, all core AddWeb
features will be part of the new product.
* Free upgrade guarantees while a product is in the Extended
phase may be limited to purchases directly from Cyberspace
HQ. Product purchased from overstock liquidators, or through
special phase out promotions may not be eligible for free