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I am working on a quality assurance system where some procedures might be in a state where they haven't yet been released because they are currently being worked on. They may have also been a previous release of the document, and the document I am trying to describe is the one with changes to the previous release.

An analogy might be how you would refer to Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion - it isn't yet released, because it is still being worked on.

I have been calling it unreleased but this to me sounds awkward and doesn't really describe the state.

Is there a word that I'm overlooking that describes this?

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If it’s not done yet, it’s not done yet. –  tchrist Apr 30 '12 at 0:32
    
the unreleased update. I'm not sure there's a single word to describe what you want. –  zpletan Apr 30 '12 at 0:34
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I assume that "the document I am trying to describe is the one with changes to the previous release" means "the document I am trying to describe makes changes relative to the current release and is its successor".

Consider terms like next-generation, successor, in development, next-rev, pre-release, upcoming, and future or future version.

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Yes your assumption is correct. Thanks those words will all be helpful synonyms for me :) –  Zak Henry Apr 30 '12 at 1:05
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Not a single word, but in the works is a common phrase in such situations:

being planned, worked on, or produced.

NOAD

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When talking of technical development, we mostly use in the pipeline.

There is a new version, Mountain Lion in the pipeline.

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"In/under-production/development." Take your pick.

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Another alternative would be in-process.

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In progress can be used for such cases.

in progress: in session, currently being conducted, in the middle of, progressing.

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