Proposed Final SpinRite v6.1 (RC6)
No 3-year project as large as this one finishes with a clean sharp edge — and this labor of love certainly hasn't. But we've finally moved past our recent (and important) flurry of 5.x pre-releases, to Release Candidate 6, because I believe there is nothing remaining to resolve. SpinRite v6.1 appears to be ready for release.
Since I still think it makes sense to let any new code “rest” for a bit, this RC6 is labeled as such with a 93 day expiration. I'll now be working to get ready for the non-RC release, getting the web-based documentation updated and pulling the 6.0 owner mailing list together in preparation of letting all v6.0 owners know that their free upgrade to v6.1 is finally ready and waiting for them (once it is).
After a few weeks, assuming that no showstoppers arise (and if some do we'll deal with them), I'll move this to final 6.1 code and we'll really be finished with this first step toward SpinRite's future.
THANK YOU EVERYONE for your continued testing and feedback. It has been truly instrumental in shaping this final result, which we will all be living with while I work toward SpinRite's rebirth under its own operating system with all native drivers, UEFI compatibility and very much more!
You may obtain this update, as before, by going to GRC's Pre-Release page, entering your SpinRite license serial number or transaction code and clicking the link to obtain your personal copy.