Is Logos 8 coming out soon?

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Ezra Miller | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, May 22 2017 4:23 PM

I'm just wondering as 7 is at 7.6, and I am planning on upgrading from 6 Standard to 7 Standard or Bronze soon, and would rather not pay for a new version just to have more ads from FL pushing 8.

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 22 2017 4:28 PM

Hope not for a long while.  No Money!

If you want Logos 8 now try Logos Now. 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 22 2017 4:51 PM

Thankful for Basic and Verbum Basic that are free for upgrading to Logos 7 and/or Verbum 7 with "access-only" resources, which are free to use while having no effect on dynamic pricing.

Thankful for https://www.logos.com/tough-topics sale that includes 10 % discount for Base Package when purchased with a course in the Tough Topic sale.

Logos wiki => Mac Release Notes and History shows initial Logos 7.0 stable release on 22 Aug 2016 and initial Logos 6.0 stable release on 27 Oct 2014. Latest Logos 6 stable release is 6.14 SR-4. Uninformed user speculation for Logos 8 release is near Labor Day next year (with free Basic 8 about six months later in Feb 2019).

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doc | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 22 2017 5:39 PM

Logos 7 was released in later half of 2016, Logos 8 not expected to be released till later half of 2018 as currently they run on an unofficial 2 year cycle between major releases. 

Don't read anything into the version number in regards to timing of releases. It is just an incremental number.  After 7.9 we will see 7.10, 7.11 etc. Theoretically we could see Logos 7.101, but I don't think we will come close to that version number. Logos 8.0 will most likely arrive long before that numbet is reached,

Of course as a business FL are free to change from a 2 year release cycle, it is not a legally binding time frame.

Whenever they choose to release Logos 8.0, regardless of what version you currently own, dependent upon what email lists you subscribe and settings you have chosen for your home page in the software, you are likely to be bombarded with advertising from FL encouraging you to either upgrade the version you own or to take up s subscription to get access to the latest version. In comparison to the companies earlier year,  advertising is now a big component of their current business philosophy. 

So my recommendation would be to ignore advertising as a factor in your decision making process as to whether you should upgrade or not.

Ezra Miller:

I'm just wondering as 7 is at 7.6, and I am planning on upgrading from 6 Standard to 7 Standard or Bronze soon, and would rather not pay for a new version just to have more ads from FL pushing 8.

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 22 2017 8:06 PM

Although I have to say it is kinda disappointing that there's no new feature in Logos 7.6 release (7.7 beta too). (it kinda look like last year where there's no new feature just right before the release of Logos 7) Wink

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doc | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 23 2017 1:18 AM

Maintenance releases are good. There are a lot of existing issues that require attention.

mike:

Although I have to say it is kinda disappointing that there's no new feature in Logos 7.6 release (7.7 beta too). (it kinda look like last year where there's no new feature just right before the release of Logos 7) Wink

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 23 2017 3:32 AM

Disciple of Christ (doc):
Maintenance releases are good.

Yes, but in the past we grew accustomed to getting more new features. Since Logos Now, it makes more business sense for Faithlife to reserve these for subscription users until the next full version comes out. There are pros and cons to any approach to ownership now that it has been divided up into two tracks. We may still regret that it was, but there is no turning back and so we better get used to it. For those of us who do not have LN, updates will mainly be fixes here and there with not much exciting happening for two years.

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 23 2017 4:31 AM

Francis:
not much exciting happening for two years.

They just fixed a bug I reported last December—that's exciting to me! Smile

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Rev. 14:6 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 23 2017 4:56 AM

Ezra Miller:

I'm just wondering as 7 is at 7.6, and I am planning on upgrading from 6 Standard to 7 Standard or Bronze soon, and would rather not pay for a new version just to have more ads from FL pushing 8.

As many speculated the same things last time then bam Logos 7 came out. I think many were caught by surprise when it came, I was not expecting it but there it was. So, it is possible it may drop sooner than people think. Keep your lamp trimmed and ready it may come when you least expect it.

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 23 2017 5:09 AM

Logos 7 did come a little early, but only by a couple months—the trend is about two years between versions:

Logos 6.0 6.0.0.3700 Monday, October 27, 2014

Logos 6.14 6.14.0.0053 Monday, August 22, 2016

Logos 7.0 7.0.0.0055 Monday, August 22, 2016

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Whyndell Grizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 23 2017 5:42 AM

Well bless my soul!

8.0.1 (8.1.0.0000) is Now Available !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ezra Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 23 2017 8:08 AM

I just remembered that I could change what appears when I open Logos. So that could be one thing to do. Either way, I will be upgrading sometime this year.

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 23 2017 9:08 AM

Ezra Miller:
I'm just wondering as 7 is at 7.6, and I am planning on upgrading from 6 Standard to 7 Standard or Bronze soon, and would rather not pay for a new version just to have more ads from FL pushing 8.

FYI: the current way Logos is numbering the version changes, after 7.9 comes 7.10, then 7.11, etc. Doesn't make sense in the decimal system world, but in the programming world, it's how the numbering sometimes works.

From what we've been told, major version upgrades are now being released every 2 years.

BTW, you can upgrade to version 7 Basic for free here: https://www.logos.com/product/136022/basic (You can also purchase a Logos 7 feature set from the same page as you want.) There's no reason not to upgrade from version 6 to version 7, as you keep all you have in 6, while getting the current version 7 engine (which most experience as faster and more stable).

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 23 2017 11:43 AM

I understand that FL is concentrating on getting Logos to improve its overall performance. This is very welcome and certainly something that a world-class software needs. It's been a bit bumpy going from L4, so I'd rather see increases in speed and reliability than bells and whistles. 

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 9 2017 12:11 PM

Whyndell Grizzard:

Is this a joke? Or was it originally listed as 8.0??? It now says 7.7.

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Whyndell Grizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 9 2017 12:50 PM

Yes it is a joke :)

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 9 2017 12:58 PM

Liam:

Whyndell Grizzard:

Is this a joke? Or was it originally listed as 8.0??? It now says 7.7.

You just now noticed? Whyndell's post was back in May of this year. You're 4 months late. Two things could've happened:

1. It was a mistake on Logos's part and then got corrected or 

2. It was a joke. You can write anything you want like "Introducing Logos 8" and put a link underneath that takes you anywhere you choose ln the web. Possibilities are endless.

Most likely, it was a mistake that got corrected.

DAL

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 9 2017 1:03 PM
Ezra Miller:
I'm just wondering as 7 is at 7.6
For clarification: The "point" number is no indication for a new release. 7.9 can as easily be followed by 7.10 as it could 8.0... and actually, 7.10 is more likely.

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James Logan | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 15 2017 11:14 PM

I just paid for a Logos 7 silver base package, now I keep hearing of a logos 8 release? .. how will this affect me? Will I now have adds once logos 8 is released? 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 15 2017 11:34 PM

James Logan:

I just paid for a Logos 7 silver base package, now I keep hearing of a logos 8 release? .. how will this affect me? Will I now have adds once logos 8 is released? 

When a new major release is launched all you existing functionality remains.

New release bring new capabilities - most of which we need to pay for if we want them - and new bundles of resources. 

A free engine upgrade to the new version is typically made available a few months after the release.

Based on past experience it is unlikely that we will see Logos 8 for about another year or so but I have seen no indication of when that might be

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