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Daily Archives: February 15, 2019

  • Pssssst… I still don’t believe the part about Microsoft testing 20H1, then jumping back to 19H2

    Posted on February 15th, 2019 at 08:14 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    I’ve read the reviews, seen the posts, and I still don’t believe it.

    Dona Sarkar said yesterday:

    Today we are releasing a new build to Insiders who have opted into Skip Ahead. These builds are from the 20H1 development branch. Some things we are working on in 20H1 require a longer lead time. We will begin releasing 19H2 bits to Insiders later this spring after we get 19H1 nearly finished and ready; once 19H1 is “nearly finished and ready” we’ll also use the Release Preview ring for previews of drivers and quality updates on 19H1.

    In a world of truly absurd Windows beta testing, that’s even more absurd than normal.

    I honestly don’t think we’ll end up with a 19H2. None at all. If Microsoft’s smart, they’ll move to 20H1 and dump this absurd every-six-month release rate. I know the arguments. I know that Office gets new versions every six months. But Windows ain’t Office. And it shouldn’t be hobbled with the same release cycle.

    I’m still hopeful that 19H2 will go the way of the dodo.