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Re: No new Bobby Release: false alarm

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 00:10:46 -0500
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To: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@acm.org>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org, bobby@cast.org

This is correct. We heard from several people at CAST on Friday that this
was not a new version, and that they are continuing to coordinate with us,
so not to worry.

Thanks to Sheela for checking on this in any case, and apologies to CAST
for the misunderstanding on our part.


At 12:53 PM 2/19/99 -0500, Harvey Bingham wrote:
>My red face is not just from my all-nighter! I misspoke this morning 
>about a new version of Bobby.
>The version I recently downloaded is the same beta version 
>    Bobby 3.0b3, build 002     with file of 1999/07/28
>File sizes slightly incased since I first downloaded it: 5797216 bytes, 
>vs 5786177 that I had on my old machine. I find the FAQ describes the
>differences between Bobby 2. and Bobby 3.0. Basically they assert they 
>are tracking the WAI guidelines.  
>David Clark had said last Fall that a new version was due in January. 
>I had thought this was it. Only in checking after my statement on this
>morning's teleconference did I find that it was still the old beta release 
>one. I have email for the bug reports I had turned in, where I find the 
>version numbers matched. 
>I assume Chuck Hitchcock or David Clark will give us proper notice when
>the new release becomes public.
Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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