Windows 7 RTM Update: Roadmap Possibly Altered


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Windows 7 RTM Update: Roadmap Possibly Altered
KezNews forum, 10.7.2009

Initially, we reported that the RTM build was going to be officially signed off and announced on July 13th. At the time, Windows 7 was proceeding on schedule and several internal sources in Microsoft both close to us and other sites have told us that the RTM was in fact coming on July 13th.

However, it seems like due to several show stopper bugs, one that we think has to do with activation, the RTM build has been delayed from the initial date.

Today was pretty much the deadline that Microsoft internally set to choose and decide on an RTM build, but from what we’re now hearing none of the builds thus far have been deemed good enough, and so they’re continuing to compile RTM candidate builds. Backing this, in the recent Microsoft press release regarding the executive re-shuffle, they stated this: The transition between Reller and Veghte is timed to take place in late July when Windows 7 reaches the release to manufacturing (RTM) milestone.

Again, when we initially reported on the matter, internal sources and other forms of evidence led us to believe that the RTM was coming, and I can safely say that at the time it was confirmed and it was going to happen, but with these new show-stopper bugs present Microsoft had to make a change to the roadmap to accommodate the time it will take to iron them out.

UPDATE: We now have some new build numbers, courtesy of WZor:
6.1.7260.0.win7_rtm.090612-2110 - Leaked June 17, 2009 (VHD and ISO)
6.1.7261.0.win7_rtm.090615-1900 - RTM Candidate - Voted no go (7233 ?)
6.1.7262.0.win7_rtm.090617-1900 - RTM Candidate - Voted no go
6.1.7263.0.win7_rtm.090619-1900 - RTM Candidate - Voted no go
6.1.7264.0.win7_rtm.090622-1900 - Leaked June 30, 2009 (ISO)
6.1.7265.0.win7_rtm.090624-1905 - RTM Candidate
6.1.7266.0.win7_rtm.090626-1902 - RTM Candidate
6.1.7267.0.win7_rtm.090629-1952 - RTM Candidate
6.1.7268.0.win7_rtm.090701-1900 - RTM Candidate - Server R2 version on the web
6.1.7269.0.win7_rtm.090706-1900 - RTM Candidate
6.1.7270.0.win7_rtm.090708-1900 - RTM Candidate
6.1.7271.0.win7_rtm.090709-1520 - RTM Candidate

The new build numbers above are of course 7270 and 7271; we’ll run this by our sources and update the article once again when we have more info.
source: GeekSmack - Technology News, Guides, Reviews and More


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Why am I not surprised? Oh yeah...Vista.

Why am I not surprised? Oh yeah...Vista.
You have to keep in mind, that this is an internal deadline set by Microsoft, and lots of project get delayed because of QA (including open source projects like Firefox), i think Microsoft will not miss it's public date (October).

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