Agent News Bulletin

24-December-2002

Agent and Free Agent 1.93 are Released

Agent 1.93 and Free Agent 1.93 are now available from our download page. Agent 1.93 is a free upgrade for all registered Agent users.

Language Translations

For the first time, Agent and Free Agent have been officially translated into Deutsch, Fran├žais, and Italiano.

In the 1.92 release, we combined Agent and Free Agent into a single binary. 1.92 paved the way for our translation efforts in 1.93. In turn, the 1.93 code base is paving the way for Agent and Free Agent 2.0.

Today, we are releasing Agent 1.93 in English. Over the next few days, we will be releasing the translations as they complete their final quality assurance (QA) cycles. We apologize for this slight delay. Please monitor the Agent Development Alerts on our home page for news on the release of the 1.93 translations.

We are also working on translations in Danish, Dutch, and Spanish. See our International Users page for more details.

Agent Translation Teams

The success of Agent 1.93 rests squarely on the shoulders of the Agent Translation Teams. These teams, comprised of Agent users worldwide, worked diligently to:

  • Translate our software, installer, release notes, and read.me files.
  • Iterate the design of our translation toolkit and our software release process.
  • Inform the Agent Team about the nuances of international communication, software, and commerce.

In the coming weeks, we will publish User Profiles on several of the members of the Agent Translation Team. These folks and their team members are continuing proof that the greatest collaboration in the world exists right here in Usenet.

Enhancements and Bugs Fixes

In addition to translations, Agent 1.93 also contains many enhancements and bug fixes. In particular, we listened to customer feedback and changed Agent's line counting behavior. The final design was a collaboration between of the Agent Development Team and the Agent Beta Team. Read the 1.93 Release Notes for full details.

Agent 2.0 Roadmap

In January, we will update our Product Roadmap to reflect the way in which Agent 2.0 is being developed and released.

Regards,

The Forté Team

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