beta software

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n beta software software that has not yet been released but has received an alpha test and still has more bugs than a regular release "beta software is usually available only to particular users who will test it"
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Usage

In literature:

Fitzpatrick plans to run a UNIX board on the Data General when he's finished beta-testing the software for it, which he wrote himself.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
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In news:

Adobe announced last night that a free beta of its upcoming Lightroom 4 image workflow software is now being offered to the public.
Microsoft's entry-level consumer video editing software, Windows Live Movie Maker , finally exited beta today.
But the shipping version of the software has turned off some of the features beta testers liked.
Opera Software announced the release of the beta version of Opera 12 code-named Wahoo , the next release of the Opera desktop browser.
4D, a maker of business software development solutions, delivers Beta 2 of its end-to-end Wakanda JavaScript stack that features tooling, a NoSQL database and more.
He had been involved in the D4 Elite 's final software beta-testing and relished the opportunity to utilize the full power and flexibility of the latest Avolites creation.
Prior to the recent release of ArKaos MediaMaster Pro 3, the team at BAAC Light in Melbourne, Australia gave the new software – complete with its new Video Mapper extension - the ultimate final beta test.
The traditional nomenclature for Microsoft's public software releases has been "beta," " release candidate," " release to manufacturing" and "general availability".
But a new software platform and application that the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police Department was beta testing solved the problem.
America Online has begun beta testing the next generation of its AOL Instant Messaging software, which will replace the existing AIM client and add highly anticipated features including tabbed messaging and logging.
Tweak highlights its work with Shotgun Software on Revolver software, which is in beta.
The software giant issued a cease-and-desist to the operators of VistaTorrent, which had offered downloads of its latest beta test software release.
Google's mod_pagespeed software, finally exiting beta after two years, reduces load times of Web page s served by Apache Web servers by as much as 50.
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In science:

In beta testing, a preliminary version of a software product is released to a selected market, the customer or client, knowing that it has bugs.
A New Proposed Technique to Improve Software Regression Testing Cost
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