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SharpDevelop 3.0 Release Candidate

1) Release Information

Welcome to the one and only release candidate for SharpDevelop 3.0! Your feedback in our forums is highly encouraged to help us decide what needs to be fixed for final release.

With our Beta 3 release we ran into versioning issues with the included IronPython assemblies. Therefore, we’d like to ask you to uninstall any previous builds of SharpDevelop 3.0 and do a clean install of the release candidate. Please do not upgrade an existing beta installation! Your existing settings will be preserved by uninstall / clean install.... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2009-01-22

SharpDevelop 3.0 Beta 3

1) Release Information

Welcome to the final beta for SharpDevelop 3.0! A lot of bug fixes have been incorporated, a few changes are listed below to give you a high-level overview of what to expect in this beta:

* IronPython 2.0 final included
* F# addin updated for September 2008 CTP
* Updated to WiX 3.0.4714
* Improved support for FxCop 1.36
* Text editor memory and performance improvements
* Code completion performance improvements
* VB.NET formatting strategy partially rewritten
* Full support for project resources in the Windows Forms designer
* Debugger: Watch pad is implemented
* Debugger: Conditional breakpoints
* Improved exception reporting... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2008-12-15

SharpDevelop 3.0 Beta 2

1) Release Information

The following changes were incorporated in Beta 1:

http://community.sharpdevelop.net/forums/t/7381.aspx

Following is a list of changes from Beta 1 to Beta 2 (more information is available on our team blogs site http://community.sharpdevelop.net/blogs/\):

* SharpDevelop on a Memory Stick
http://laputa.sharpdevelop.net/SharpDevelopOnAMemoryStick.aspx

* New Windows Forms Designer Localization Model
http://community.sharpdevelop.net/blogs/christianhornung/archive/2008/07/31/new-windows-forms-designer-localization-model-available.aspx... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2008-08-22

Announcing #Zip Library 0.85.5, Another Bug Fix Release

You can download version 0.85.5 from our server at the following URL:

http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SharpZipLib/Download.aspx

The detailed change log can be found at

http://wiki.sharpdevelop.net/SharpZipLib_ReleaseHistory.ashx

Forum

As always, please use the #ziplib forum to discuss problems / bugs / etc:

http://community.sharpdevelop.net/forums/

Posted by Christoph Wille 2008-08-11

SharpDevelop 2.2 Release Announcement

1) Release Information

SharpDevelop 2.2 is a bug fix release. It is fully compatible with 2.1, which means that all addins built against v2.1 will continue to work unmodified in 2.2. Please note that setup overwrites existing 2.1 installations, however, will preserve users settings from the old installation.

To highlight a few important changes:

* Additional and improved templates
* Boo support updated to version 0.7.8
* NUnit support updated to version 2.4.1
* WiX support updated to version 2.0.5325
* Cecil updated to version 0.5
* SharpDevelop Reports 2.2 included
* SharpDbTools has been removed from the 2.x series... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2007-06-28

SharpDevelop 2.1 Final

1) Release Information

Work on SharpDevelop 2.1 started on 12th February 2006, two months before we shipped Beta 3 of SharpDevelop 2.0. Since then, we have been busy implementing new features that in retrospect would have qualified for an increment of SharpDevelop’s major version number!

For those of you that have been actively using SharpDevelop 2.0, Matt has put together a nice overview of which features were added. That should get you off to a quick start:... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2007-03-07

SharpDevelop 2.1 Release Candidate 1

1) Release Information

SharpDevelop 2.1 has entered release candidate testing with RC1 being available today. Most of the work has been focused on bug fixing, details on those changes are available in our bug tracker (a short version is in Start Page / History). If you are using 2.0 today, please consider switching to 2.1 RC1 for your daily work.

The following included software has been updated for RC1: WiX 2.0.4820.0 (setup project support) and NSvn 1.0.0.2727 (Subversion revision control support).... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2007-02-09

SharpDevelop 2.1 Beta 3

1) Release Information

Beta 3 is the final beta for SharpDevelop 2.1. The upcoming release candidates will focus on bug fixing only, no new features. Speaking of new features, here is a quick rundown of what is new / changed for Beta 3:

* Unit Testing News: Support for .NET 1.1

http://community.sharpdevelop.net/blogs/mattward/archive/2006/12/14/TestingWithDotnet11InSharpDevelop21.aspx

* Unit Testing News: STA support and more... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2006-12-23

SharpDevelop2 2.1 Beta 2

1) Release Information

Welcome to the second beta for version 2.1 of SharpDevelop. Thanks to our annual #d^3 (#develop developer days) meeting, this release contains a lot of cleanup, bug fixes and forward-looking changes. For example, you as a developer can now reuse our visual components that live in the widgets assembly, or take advantage of the code completion feature that is now available in the standalone text editor component too. ... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2006-11-02

SharpDevelop2 2.1 Beta 1

1) Release Information
2) .NET Award @ BASTA!
3) Features
4) Download
5) Support

An HTML formatted version of this annoucement is available here:

http://community.sharpdevelop.net/forums/thread/11710.aspx

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1) Release Information

We are pleased to deliver the first beta of SharpDevelop2 2.1 codenamed “Serralongue”. It contains many new features (please see section “Features” for details) as well as improvements for existing ones. We would like to encourage you to install and test drive this new version as it contains numerous bug fixes over the released 2.0 version.... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2006-09-19

SharpDevelop2 2.0 Final Release

1) Release Information

After long and hard work, the SharpDevelop team is proud to announce the availability of SharpDevelop2 2.0 Final! To get started with all the great features that ship with version 2.0, please have a look at Matt's all-new feature tour for SharpDevelop2:

http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/Tour/

2) Downloads

SharpDevelop2 Final:

http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/download/... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2006-07-17

SharpDevelop2 Release Candidate 2

1) Release Information

We are now on the home stretch for releasing SharpDevelop2! Today marks the day of RC2, the final release candidate for SharpDevelop2. Download and install this build onto your machines and take it for a lap. If you find issues, then please report them in our bug reporting forum:

http://community.sharpdevelop.net/forums/19/ShowForum.aspx

Please note that not every bug will be resolved for RTM, only those that affect a large user base (“highly visible bugs”). All bugs not fixed for 2.0 are postponed to later releases, therefore please do take the time and let us know!... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2006-06-05

SharpDevelop2 Beta 3 Released

1) Release Information

As announced at the release of Beta 2, the focus for Beta 3 was bug fixing and clean up. Fixes have been checked in across the board, with a lot of attention going to improving the debugger. Please keep reporting bugs, unexpected behavior, et cetera. To make our testers' and developers' lives easier, do include a step list on how to reproduce the problem as well as expected vs experienced behavior – that way, the bugs can be entered faster into our bug tracking system, which is world-accessible at the following URL: ... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2006-04-12

#develop 1.1 Final

The release version of #develop 1.1 has arrived, only minor fixes have been incorporated since the December release candidate. With this release, feature development of the 1.x series has ceased.

Posted by Christoph Wille 2006-02-14

SharpDevelop2 Beta 2 Available

1) Release Information

SharpDevelop2 has reached feature-freeze, which means that no new feature areas will be added – the feature set is locked down for release. The main focus now is on fixing issues, and this is where the team once again asks for your help – please report bugs, unexpected behavior, et cetera. To make our testers' lives easier, do include a step list on how to reproduce the problem as well as expected vs experienced behavior – that way, the bugs can be entered faster into our bug tracking system, which is world-accessible at the following URL: ... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2006-02-12

#develop 1.1 Beta

1) Summary
2) Download
3) Support
4) License

1) Summary

After the Preview Release, this is now the official Beta of version 1.1. New to version 1.1 (compared to 1.0) are the following addins: NAnt integration, Help 2.0, XML editing, PInvoke and #report. Improved are the support for WiX, VB.NET code completion and the text editor - InitializeComponent is marked read-only by default. In addition, Web References are now supported by the project system. Of course, lots of bug fixes and smaller improvements have been incorporated. ... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2005-04-28

#develop 1.0.3 available for download

1) Summary

This release sports lots of bug fixes, so we do encourage you to install this latest version. Aside from bug fixes, you can expect performance improvements for code completion, as well as updated tools (NDoc).

Getting the error message Loading error, please reinstall? Then please see the following FAQ entry:

http://www.icsharpcode.net/opensource/sd/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7142

2) Download... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2004-12-21

#develop 1.0.2a stopgap release

1) Summary

Version 1.0.2a is a stopgap release - we found a critical bug that could result in lost work, and thus we decided to release a interim version immediately. In addition to the crucial fix you also receive improvements that are already done but were earmarked for the next planned release. For details of the changes in this release please see the change log.

Note: the critical bug was introduced between versions 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 if you are using 1.0.1 or older, you aren't affected, but we still do recommend that you upgrade to the latest version.... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2004-11-30

#develop 1.0.2 available for download

1) Summary

This is another bug fix / maintenance release for the #develop 1.0 branch. Improvements were made to various areas, such as the VS.NET project importer, Forms Designer, code conversion and code completion especially notable is that now MC++ assemblies are supported too, which means you get full code completion for DirectX!

New in this release: Ctrl + Mousewheel text zooming support
http://www.icsharpcode.net/laputa/PermaLink,guid,2489432e-16bc-4bb5-8623-aceebee8a7c6.aspx... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2004-11-10

#develop 1.0.1

1) Summary
2) Download
3) Support
4) License

1) Summary

This is the planned maintenance release for 1.0 that we released about a month ago. It sports many small (though important) improvements to code completion, the user interface as well as external tools. Setup has been improved for GAC registration of shared assemblies, and the available languages inside #develop have increased to twenty:... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2004-10-07

#develop 1.0 is released!

1) Summary

Post-RC3 we have spent time almost exclusively on bugfixing, improving feature experience and enabling long-awaited ones: Ctrl+Space for VB.NET as well as project-level import for VS.NET being the two most wanted. Now we are confident that #develop is a great development environment for both C# and VB.NET, and that its feature set is on par or even exceeding what a developer expects.

Thank you for helping make #develop a more functional and stable product! We encourage you to read the following sections while you are downloading v1.0.... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2004-09-11

#develop Fidalgo RC3

1) What's New

After a summer break, we are back and bring you Release Candidate 3. It contains numerous bug fixes across the board for example in the areas of VB.NET code completion or C# to VB.NET conversion (and vice versa). Newly added is a convenience feature: choose the configuration (Debug vs Release) in the toolbar. Also, lots of updates have happened to the translations thanks to translators!... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2004-08-24

#develop Fidalgo RC2

1) What's New
2) Translators Wanted
3) Where to Download
4) Access to the Latest Code
5) Where to Report Bugs

1) What's New

In SharpDevelop Fidalgo RC1, we introduced regressions via some of the memory and performance optimizations that we hope to have fixed in RC2, escpecially in the area of code completion. An additional area of improvements is the setup, which is now much smaller, registers file types and GAC assemblies for NUnit. Thanks to your plenty bug reports, we were able to fix a lot of small as well as showstopper bugs. Thus expect improvements in the VB.NET to C# (and vice versa) conversion, Find, code completion and many more areas.... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2004-06-28

#develop Fidalgo RC1

1) What's New

SharpDevelop Fidalgo (1.0) has now entered Release Candidate status with this RC1 release. As with Beta 1, no features have been added, only two existing ones have been improved to be more useful:

* Entire project conversion VB.NET to C# and vice versa
* Project import now works for ASP.NET projects

Other than that, we have worked on two major areas (and will continue to work on):... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2004-06-16

#develop Fidalgo Beta 1

1) What's New
2) Translators Wanted!
3) Where to Download
4) Access to the Latest Code
5) Where to Report Bugs

1) What's New

SharpDevelop Fidalgo (1.0) is now feature complete, and we have entered bugfix-only mode (see section Where to report bugs on how to help us!). The following features have been added or vastly improved for Beta 1:

* Ctrl+Space completion
* Folding
* NUnit integration
* Assembly Analyzer (FxCop clone on steroids)
* C++.NET backend
* ILAsm backend binding
* WiX backend binding
* Mini Class Browser panel
* VB.NET to C# converter
* Alt+Ins code generator revamped
* Improvements to File Templates
* Improvements to VS.NET exporter/importer
* Printing... read more

Posted by Christoph Wille 2004-05-05

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