When does Lotus Notes 8 launch?

by Volker Weber



Which doesn't entirely correlate to ship date. With a mid-year target for release, it doesn't make much sense to run events in Europe during the summertime...vacation season makes such efforts ineffective. By October, it's reasonably certain that the events will draw the right audience.

I'm already on the schedule for some early October events in Italy -- two weeks earlier than the date you have here.

Ed Brill, 2007-03-16

Early October is not that different.

Volker Weber, 2007-03-16

i think i meant to include an "only" (as in "only two weeks earlier") -- trying to say that overall, there isn't a direct link between when the product will ship and the launch events worldwide.

Put another way, I'm doing Lotusphere Comes to You events for the next six weeks -- it sure is taking a long time to come to certain people. :-D

Ed Brill, 2007-03-16

So when will the product ship?

Volker Weber, 2007-03-16

Just some speculations/guesses from my side...
Since the public beta came 2-4 weeks after what was indicated at Lotusphere (depending on how you read "next month" when it is said the fourth week of January), I am sure that "mid year" does not mean June 30, but if you add 4 weeks to that, and then 1-2 weeks more for additional delays, my guess is that the code will go gold sometime around August 10, and be available for download around August 12-15.
That can still be considered "mid year".

Let's see how close I get. :-)

Karl-Henry Martinsson, 2007-03-16

It will ship before the events begin, naturally. :-)

Ed Brill, 2007-03-16

So Ed i suppose you will be in Italy the 8 oct in Milan or the 10 oct in Rome.. ARGHH, i must go to the 16 oct event in Padua (i must follow customers), a pity not being able to hear you :(

diego ogniben, 2007-03-17

@Diego, I am covering both Milan and Rome, sorry but I can't be at all five launch cities in Italy. Who knows, maybe something changes over the next seven months...

Ed Brill, 2007-03-17

Ok, let's do the math: Ed says "It will ship before the events begin", let's assume there's a slight buffer before the scheduled release and the first scheduled event. Say two weeks, one week?. Now we already know about events being scheduled October 8th. Do we know about earlier events already at other places? It shouldn't be too hard to get a better idea about the scheduled release date, should it? ;-)

Ragnar Schierholz, 2007-03-19

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