Novell Confidential No 6665
Product and Price Change Notification
Attached a copy of the standard business and financial plans.
Originator: John Bodine Ext: 2.7082 Mailstop: ORM D-167
Type of change
X Other Patch Disk
FCS Date 7/10/95
Patch Disk for WordPerfect and PerfectOffice
The Windowes Product Marketing team, in conjunction with developement
has decided to produce a and distribute a "patch" disk for both
PerfectOffice and WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows. To reiterate, the reason
we have decided to produce a patch is to address two main concerns:
1) Win95 compatibility
2) High priority bugs
It should be noted that these bugs, for the most part, are not problems
with our software (the Win95 bugs are problems we addressed with
Microsoft which they refused to fix). In both cases, the patch will be
limited to one diskette.
These patch disks provide updates to WordPerfect 6.1, Presentations 3.0,
and the PerfectOffice 3.0 Desktop Application Director (in the
PexfectFit directory). The patch disks address key complaints that
technical services and large accounts are currently receiving, such as
memory leaks, Support of DOS in a network environment (DuPont, 100,000
users), ODMA problems, temp files eating up hard disk space, problems
with styles, DDE link problems, and printing problems with Presentations.
In addition some known problems with running PerfectOffice 3.0 on
Windows 95 have been addressed such as prompting for network ID when
opened, bad title bar display, Show Me problems with Coaches, and
The time line for completion of the patch disks are as follows:
6/27 - Gold master candidate released to testing-testing continues
7/5 - First Article candidate released to MFG.
7/6 - Manufacturing to begin duplicating disks
The disks will be available for download off our Novell home page and
over our electronic bulletin board services. The disk will also be
available directly, via our 800 numbers. The disks are sent out free of
Tota cost for this project: $11,500.00
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