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MyEclipse 7 milestone release

 
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Hi Riyad,

I'm a current user of MyEclipse 6.5, but several of my colleagues have already upgraded to Ganymede, and I'd like to join them. So I was interested to see that version 7 with Ganymede is in the process of getting released.

I was curious how much of a risk I'd be taking if I downloaded the milestone rather than waiting until (maybe) the end of October for the GA release. Does Genuitec send out alpha-grade versions at first, or are we at least up to a beta version? I don't object to having a few bugs here and there, especially since the product hasn't been releaed yet, but I'd rather not risk losing my work or something.

What's your sense of the current state of the release? Thanks!

Chris Loschen
 
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Chris,

Great question. For production we never recommend Milestone releases (always Beta, we never release Alpha because it's hardly usable), but that doesn't stop our early adopters

There are quirks in 7.0 so far that are percolating up from Ganymede, that is one of the reasons we pushed our 7.0 GA release out, so we could pick up the 3.4.1 patch release from Ganymede in the process and have a more stable experience for everyone.

While there are some quirks, we didn't come across any full breaks of functionality. What I would suggest is doing a dual-install of MyEclipse 6.5 and 7.0, side by side (in different directories) and you can go ahead and fall back to 6.5 if you run into some snags in 7.0 that are show-stoppers. Otherwise it should be smooth sailing for you.
 
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