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I want to express that the new patch of the software I am writing enables the system to do "X".

Which of the following options are preferable:

  • As of this patch, the system is able to do X.
  • From this patch onward...
  • Starting on this patch...

Any other sugestions will be much appreciated.

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The following constructions are all roughly equivalent, and refer to the time period including and to the future of some specified event.

1 "As of this time/event, ..."
2 "From this time/event onward/forward/on, ..."
3 "Starting/beginning/commencing at/with/on this time/event, ..."

(Note that in #3, the choice of preposition at/with/on depends on the semantics of "this time". So one would say "starting at 2:00 pm" but "starting on Sunday".)

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Thanks for the thorough answer. All of these sugestions would have been fine. In the end i used "With this patch.." though (as was sugested by someone else but his answer was deleted). cheers –  tulio84z Dec 18 '12 at 16:46
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