Provide a chronological timeline of releases that goes back at least 2 years.
I was reviewing one of OSI's newsletter articles published earlier this year with a colleague. It said:
"On April 14th, OSIsoft released several patches and PI System component upgrades that are available for download now. The focus of these releases is to improve the reliability and security of our products. In addition to bug fixes, these releases contain security enhancements to: ..."
That's all well and good, but when I went to the OSI website to check which products contained those bug fixes, and which needed to be updated, I had a lot of trouble getting to that information. The list of downloads I could find gives me version numbers, but no release dates. I don't know exactly when 2018 SPX PatchY was released by just looking at this.
The only way I could get the release dates was to go through each product one by one and look at their release notes, which is a quite a headache if you've got a very long list of products to go through.
I would like to see the history of the most recent releases to date in chronological order.
As an OEM (and I suspect it's true for most customers), it's just not practical for us to incorporate each new OSI release as it comes out. We need to run through our own internal certification process before anything can be sent out to our customers, and certainly before going into production. With only rare exceptions for critical security issues, re-testing and certification is only practically done during pre-scheduled windows within our release cycle. So it would be helpful to have access to a page that lets us see right away what's been released by OSI since our last refresh of its bits.
Kenneth Barber commented
Paul Gusciora commented
See related earlier post here: