Paratext 9.3 beta is fully compatible with 9.0 – 9.2, although the new features will only be accessible from the newer versions. Paratext 9.3 will also work with Paratext 8, but we encourage you to upgrade to Paratext 9 as soon as possible.
We would love to hear from you, so please interact with us during the beta period as we work with you to fix any issues you may encounter. We’ve fixed 68 bugs and usability defects in the alpha so far and have what we feel is a reliable beta release for testing in live projects.
Please submit feedback from main menu of Paratext 9.3 beta:
Your feedback is invaluable in identifying and fixing bugs. Positive feedback is also very valuable for team morale and for partnership development. So, please share your thoughts.
We are grateful to the many translation teams who work hard to make the Word of God available to all people throughout the world. We hope this software will bless your work and help make Jesus known throughout the nations!
Yours in Christ,
The Paratext Development Team (UBS/SIL)
Paratext 9.3 includes changes to Paratext Live so that you can use either the older 9.1 version of Paratext Live (“Internet using WCF”), or the newer 9.2 version of Paratext Live (“Internet using AMQP”). In order to be in the same Paratext Live session, all of the users must select the same server. The user interface for Paratext Live is still being improved, and we will make those improvements during the beta period. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work on this.
Regardless of how you use Paratext Live, all users can upgrade to 9.3 and use the version of Paratext Live that best suits the team. While the development team is not entirely happy with the performance of the AMQP server yet, we continue to work on it to improve your experience. Note: this does not affect Send/Receive, which still functions normally between all versions of Paratext.