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We provide everyone as much information as possible during every development phase. We try not to keep any secrets. Our development process is open to the owner of a current version of Rhino.
We rely on user input to help us set priorities, refine features, and solve problems unique to their systems, processes, and related software. We invite all owners of the current version to get involved by downloading and using the pre-release versions.
As a Rhino 5 user, you are invited to be a key contributor to the next releases, including service releases (bug fixes), labs projects (early prototype projects), the OS X version for Mac users, and Rhino 6. Getting involved is the best way to get what you want from the next Rhino version. Details below...
Rhino 5 automatically downloads service releases to your computer and notifies you when they are ready to install. You can control when updates are downloaded in Rhino Options > Updates and Statistics. You can also download them from here.
For pre-release builds, under Rhino Options > Updates and Statistics select:
A new Wishlist forum has been added on the Rhino 5 community site to help manage the ongoing wishlist discussions.
A real OS X version Rhino 5 is in the works. It is an ongoing process and is being released in phases. During the pre-release phase everyone is invited to give it a try. At first release, Rhino 5 for Mac will not be on par with Rhino 5 for Windows, during the first release phase, there will be many enhanced and bug fixes. Pre-release builds will still be available to licensed users and all of the Rhino 5 for Mac will be free.
We need feedback from both expert and novice Rhino users. We are willing to spend whatever time and effort it takes to get it right, but we need you to tell us what is wrong. During development, pre-release Rhino for Mac is free to anyone willing to provide feedback. Details...
After Rhino 5 ships, Rhino 6 pre-release builds will be available to Rhino 5 users in phases: