In late September our local SE said it was due within 2 weeks; in a TAC case for a FMG bug the support officer said it would be that week (this was in the last week of October).
Historically any time we've asked for a release timeframe it has always been "within the week, early next week at the latest", I'd much rather hear "we don't have a release date, the latest build aren't passing QA" at least that wouldn't be setting a false expectation.
Going forward into more of an SDN world where hardware appliances become virtual machines it is going to become preferable to use vendors who release more frequently. Not necessarily feature releases, but smaller incremental bug fix patches.
Well the 28th has come and it has past. I must say it is a bit disappointing that we can not see any updates from Fortinet. A simple blog post, customer support bulletin or something just to let us know what is going on because we all have customers on our backs to get things working and preferably on the latest firmware.
I mean clearly this is a rather big issue for everyone that upgraded their Fortigates (all the "D" models) to 5.2.1 (and now 5.2.2 is available).
Anyway enough ranting :)
Come fortinet give us a little hope or inside info here.
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