Unlike previous beta versions of HRC, this version requires a separate download. The beta includes major upgrades of the program framework and unfortunately some of these changes can not be rolled out via the existing auto-update functionality.
The latest HRC beta can be downloaded here:
Important: Only download this version if you are comfortable with testing beta features. This version may introduce stability issues and other bugs. Once the new features are sufficiently tested, they will be integrated to the stable version.
During the beta period the program is distributed as a plain zip archive, without an installer. Simply extract the downloaded file and you should be good to go. Make sure HRC has write access to its installation directory, otherwise the automatic update functionality won't work (e.g. do not install within C:\Program Files\..).
You can run the stable and beta versions on the same system, simply use different install locations. To uninstall, simply delete the extracted directory.
The current beta version includes the following changes:
This update cycle is just getting started, here are the plans for the next few months:
The following changes are also expected to make it in this cycle, otherwise later this year:
Some functionality has been removed or temporarily disabled:
Some of the planned upcoming features require additional RAM and we are likely to push against the limit of RAM available in 32-bit Java, which is slightly above 1GB of heap memory. We intend to only support 64-bit systems starting with this update cycle, but will keep a frozen 32-bit legacy version available for download for the foreseeable future.
Please leave feedback and ask questions if anything is unclear! Any general feedback on the current and planned changes is appreciated. We are especially looking for any deviations of results compared to the current stable version. Except for MTT hands, which use a new model, this version should produce the same results as the current stable version. Please also report any stability issues, user interface glitches, etc.
The HRC Support Thread on 2+2 is the best option for general questions, feedback and discussions of new features. Preferably contact firstname.lastname@example.org with bug reports or issues that may be related to your specific hardware setup. In these cases please try to include the steps necessary to reproduce the problem and ideally mention any special properties of your computer setup that might affect the issue.