This is the sixth follow-up to Onward to 1.5 documenting the move to the 1.5 release.
The last month or so has been a head's-down push to remove all bugs we could find and get Cartographica 1.5 to beta so that we can release it before the end of the year. It's been a busy fall, and there was some delay due to some iOS 13-induced emergency work on CartoMobile, but Cartographica is looking very strong going into version 1.5, and a lot of the work that we've done in automation and code clean up should streamline future feature releases.
Today we're releasing the first beta test version. This has been much more thoroughly tested than the development release, and we had good results with most of the development builds in terms of staying away from data loss bugs. However, with any test version of the software, you should make sure you have backups of your important work. Heck, that's a good idea anyway, because you never know when that stray coke is going to take out your laptop.
The beta test versions are available by changing your Preferences to point at the Beta feed.
All significant features are in for this release, and we are just testing and tidying up bugs and a few internal bits. So, there will be limited changes between now and final release.