The team here has been working diligently on the next enhancement release of Modeler and Modelpedia since Christmas 2009. Typically, we create an enhancement release 6 months after the last one. In the case of Modeler 6.2, this makes the next Generally Available (GA) product just on the outer band of these estimates. However, during this time frame we also had the added challenge of creating three supported releases, two of which were not pre-release and not GA, but made specifically to address requested features for key customers. We also created an important maintenance release for Modeler 6.1 in February of this year.
There has been a lot of work done by the development and testing teams, and we have had the support of a select number of customers and partners, who have all contributed to the new features and stability of this release. The Modelpedia Web 2.0 interface in particular feels like a major release itself and the Modeler has many enhancements and is becoming increasingly polished to use. It’s difficult not being able to talk about new releases until they are GA because of the time and effort that gets put into the product, and of course the new features.
Stay tuned for the official announcement!