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We have been Aerohive customers for several years now and with the patience of Job we have worked through bugs with Aerohive support, Aerohive identifies the bugs / creates patches, and provides customer specific code to get us stable. We then install the next version of release code which has all of our bug fixes along with other customer bug fixes and new features.  The problem is that the new features almost always introduce new bugs.  Eyal Kaldes visited our site about 5 months ago and talked about a new way of providing release code.  He said Aerohive would soon start providing a stable release with all the bug fixes, but with no new features.  Then the release with bug fixes and new features would follow.  That way the customer could choose to just have all of the bug fixes or they could choose to have the new features with the possibility of new bugs.  Does anyone know if this is still in the works?
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Van Jones

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Jay

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I heard the same thing and that it was how NG is going to be.
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Van Jones

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I haven't really considered NG for our campus because I was told that the feature set wasn't in parity with HMOL.  Is that still true?
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Fraser Hess

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Van Jones

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Thanks for providing the link Fraser.  I missed that post, but it confirms the explanation that we received. That is good news.
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Van,
Emphatically yes, that's the plan and it is still in the works. HiveOS version 6.5r3 will be our first Gold candidate release. That's one reason we did not Fly The Bee when we released HiveOS version 6.6; we wanted to wait until 6.5r3 was done and use that instead. 

A number of distractions this summer and early autumn (e.g. the Logjam releases we just did) have collectively pushed HiveOS 6.5r3 further into the future than we were originally planning.

We are currently planning to release HiveOS 6.5r3 before US Thanksgiving.  
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Fraser Hess

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Was really looking forward to this release but the VoIP issue described in the release notes prevent me from deploying it.
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Perhaps Mike can clarify, but I was under the impression that HOS-5200 isn't an issue that is new to 6.5r3?
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I opened a support ticket to ask that very question and here the answer I got:

I have only found this in the release notes for HiveOS 6.5r3. I spoke with a Tier 3 agent and he says 6.6r1 was affected by this issue as well.
Most of my devices are still on 6.4.
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HOS-5200 was apparently introduced after HiveOS 6.2 and so far appears  be related to a wifi driver update; we are working with our vendor to try and get to a resolution.

If we can fix that quickly, we will include the fix in the maintenance release (probably to be called 6.5r3a) we hope to issue before Tech Support and DevOps "fly the bee" next month, so that people will get the maintenance release.
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Thanks Mike. That information really helps.