Is MT4 going to retire at some point and will the use of MT5 become inevitable? - page 2

Alain Verleyen  

This topic..really ? Again ?

Metaquotes has announced MT4 development is stopped.

Metaquotes has not announced anything similar to "being forced to drop MT4". They will never forced anything, think about it.

poruchik  

  Will be enough already to cry. Trust not words, but the facts

Last bild is 1018 

Jose Francisco Casado Fernandez  
Ovo Cz:

The word is, they cannot stop servers within 6 months or a year without a fool-proof migration program for million users. And AFAIK they do not have such a program. There is neither any message from MQ they would stop the MT4 servers, so I wonder how you come to that 6 months or a year estimate.

I didn't estimate anything. I just make a question to myself and I said nobody knows when, but it is obvious that sooner or later it will happen. In January of 2016 neither anybody thought that they would stop the support to MT4 during this year nor they had said anything about it.
By the way, they have a program to migrate all MT4 to MT5 accounts including all trading history and currently open positions. Brokers who bought MT5 license have a tool for migrating their customers' accounts. Regards.
Fernando Carreiro  
poruchik: Will be enough already to cry. Trust not words, but the facts. Last bild is 1018 
MT4 Build 1019
Fernando Carreiro  
Keith Watford: That's interesting, so they are updating it, I'm still at build 1010.I'm still not aware of any announcement from metaquotes on this forum. You would have thought that they would have made some sort of announcement here.

Alian did inform me here, that it was announced by MetaQuotes that MT4 will no longer be developed, but he did not provide a link and I can't find it either!

Also, build 1019, was downloaded via the MetaQuotes trade servers. On my brokers connection, it is still at build 1010 as well!

Alain Verleyen  
Fernando Carreiro:

Alian did inform me here, that it was announced by MetaQuotes that MT4 will no longer be developed, but he did not provide a link and I can't find it either!

Also, build 1019, was downloaded via the MetaQuotes trade servers. On my brokers connection, it is still at build 1010 as well!

This was announced, informally, several times on Russian forum.

It was also said by the Service Desk on some answers, but I can't provide it as it's private.

What was announced is no more new development, it was never said there will not be any update for bug or security fixes. (Which I suppose is what is done in build 1019, to confirm).

By the way, don't forget build from Metaquotes-Demo server are beta version, use it at your own risk. Maybe they are just introducing some bugs to accelerate the switch to MT5 (It's a joke, just in case).

EDIT: link to Metaquotes's CEO announce added.

Jose Francisco Casado Fernandez  
Keith Watford:

That's interesting, so they are updating it, I'm still at build 1010.

I'm still not aware of any announcement from metaquotes on this forum. You would have thought that they would have made some sort of announcement here.


They didn't say anything on this forum, but they (concretly, Anthony Papaevagorou, Head of Sales at MetaQuotes) did in a recent presentation at the Finance Magnates London Summit. Here the link:

http://www.financemagnates.com/forex/technology/metaquotes-emphasizing-mt5-development-as-mt4-slowly-dying-out/




Before this announcement, the latest build was 1012 from 22 Aug 2016 (we haven't seen any new build for several months, which was coherent with such announcement). And after this, two new builds released at 08 Dec 2016 (build 1018) and 12 Dec 2016 (build 1019) WITHOUT any single word on the "List of Changes in MT4 Client Terminal" or similar posts on this forum????.

Does anyone know what these updates consists of?

I hope these are minor updates (bug fixes) that were already planned or pending before or are something related to the porting of trading accounts to MT5. Otherwise, I don't understand anything.


Regards.


Exclusive: MetaQuotes Emphasizing MT5 Development, as MT4 ‘Slowly Dying Out’
Exclusive: MetaQuotes Emphasizing MT5 Development, as MT4 ‘Slowly Dying Out’
  • 2016.11.15
  • Jeff Patterson
  • www.financemagnates.com
MT5 has become the paramount focus of MetaQuotes as the group looks to phase out the widely utilized MT4.
Jose Francisco Casado Fernandez  
Alain Verleyen:

It seems like they have read this thread. Unresolved bugs since 22 Aug 2016, fixed just now???. There was no time previously to their announcement to fix those bugs (from 22 Aug 2016 to 15 Nov 2016)??? It's a bit weird, but I hope it's that and I hope it's really the last MT4 build. Otherwise, what they announced was just to see how people reacted? Or have they repented of what they announced? I believe and hope not, but who knows ??.


Regards.