No, it’s not a mistake, new GD Press Tools will have version number 4.2. And the first Beta version is here bringing all planned features very close to release status. All features should be working now, and I expect only smaller bugs remaining. Stable version will be released soon.

Warning: This is a development version, and its for use only on test environments and I can’t recommend that you use this plugin version on your live websites.

New version number will be 4.2. My internal build and version system required this change to be made, so 4.1 as official number will be skipped.

After last 3-4 days since release of Alpha #3, many bugs are fixed, most of them related to the Backup module. Now, after extensive testing on several different servers, backup module is working as designed. Still, I expect some minor bugs to be still present, so next 4-5 days will be spend making sure that all these things are fixed. Backup has working Statistics and Process panels that will show you general info about the backup tasks running. Editing of backup tasks works now.

If you still have issue starting backups or creating tasks:  it’s highly recommended that you clean up all the tasks data from the database, and allow plugin to create all that again as it should be. So, go to the Plugin Tools panel, Reset tab, and check ‘Remove everything tasks related’ option, and click Reset button. Now, you should have Backup working as it should be.  Also, from Cron Scheduler tab remove (clear) these tasks: gdpt_backup_job (old backup job) and gdpt_task_backup (new one).

GD Press Tools: About
GD Press Tools: About

Cron Scheduler panel is improved, new About page added, few more bugs in File Manager fixed. Some unused tabs removed and many minor things improved. Translation strings are updated, and they are not expected to changed until final 4.2 is released.

So, now we need to test following things: backup jobs with emails notifications, custom files backups, multisite installations backup. Leave all bug reports or other information in the comments or in the forum (there is a Beta thread opened in GD Press Tools forum).

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MillaN
MillaN
Dev4Press owner and lead developer

Programmer since the age of 12 and now WordPress developer with more than 8 years of WordPress experience, author of more than 100 plugins and more than 20 themes.