Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Schedule for 2012 R2 and 2013 R1

Everyone here continues to work hard on the new IDE and we think you're really going to love it. Feature development is done but there are still bugs that need to be fixed. We plan for a much longer testing cycle to make sure that the new IDE is solid before we ship it.

That said, we know you depend on us for regular updates. We have fixed a lot of bugs and added some nice new framework features since our last release. So in order to get you an update and have adequate time to test the new IDE, we are going to change the schedule a bit.

Today we are releasing 2012 R2 beta 1 to our beta testers. This is the current IDE with the updated framework. Real Studio 2012 R2 will ship in December.

Today we are also releasing 2013 R1 alpha 1 to our alpha testers. This release includes the new IDE and will move to beta around the end of the year. Assuming testing goes well, we will ship 2013 R1 sometime in the first quarter of next year. The previously announced pricing change will take effect with the release of 2013 R1.

The new IDE for OS X is a Cocoa application. This part of our criteria for changing the Cocoa framework from beta to shipping: shipping an IDE built with the Cocoa framework. So beginning with 2013 R1, Cocoa will no longer be beta and will be the default build framework for OS X applications.

2012 has been an unusual year for us. From 2005 through 2011 we released every 90 days. We expect to be back on our regular, quarterly release schedule in 2013.

Again, we want the new IDE to be solid and that means taking some extra time to get it right. Your patience is appreciated.

12 comments:

Worajedt Sitthidumrong said...

Sounds great Geoff!

We're using RB for our internal utilities for years. Love it :)

Btw, we're training some of our trainee and found that some of graphic, picture related examples aren't included in recent releases.

If it's not compatible due to changes, it'd be cool if you guys have some kind of migration for graphic,picture related classes. :)

Garry Pettet said...

Disappointed that we have to wait a little longer for the new IDE (as I'm very excited by it) but I do really appreciate you guys wanting to ensure the new IDE is rock solid before shipping.

Keep up the good work.

Angelo Lopez said...

Have you some screenshots of the new IDE?

Ruy said...

Before adding new features is important to make it stable for all operating systems. The Linux version of Real Studio is much slower than in other systems. The context menu (right click) and copy and paste commands are slow on Linux.

Paul Lefebvre said...

@Worajedt: 2012r2 will have all the examples back. Many of the old examples, especially the graphics ones, were using out-of-date techniques and often didn't work quite right so we pulled them from 2012r1. They have *all* been updated (and some new ones added) for 2012r2.

Jedt3D said...

@Paul T_T Thank you so much! I'm now free from scratching my head when my trainee ask why this (graphic) example isn't work on 2012r1 :D

Nerd Herder said...

So will IOS development be included in 2013R1?

Geoff Perlman said...

@ Nerd Herder - (great name btw): No, iOS will NOT be available in 2013R1. However, we should be in beta testing by that time or getting close to it.

Amando said...

I am really confused by these another delays (and worried as well). I renewed my license almost the same day the announcement of the change price. I could have wait and renew the week before, but I didn't and helped your team with my funds.

Now I see another delay, for something I honestly don't think it's something I am really excited (a new IDE), but I need LLVM in order to know if RealStudio is finally going to have enough speed to don't depend on C++ but I don't have any schedule.

When can we try LLVM? (not RBScript)

What happends to us, that has been affected by another delay? Is RealSoftware going to increase 6 months our license expiration?

We wait, but you should put some on your part too...

Amando said...
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Amando said...

I am really confused by these another delays (and worried as well). I renewed my license almost the same day the announcement of the change price. I could have wait more and renew the week before the new price scheme takes effect, but I didn't and helped your team with my funds.

Now I see another delay, for something I honestly don't think it's something I am really excited (a new IDE), but I need LLVM in order to know if RealStudio is finally going to have enough speed to don't depend anymore on C++ for some intensive CPU task, that goes much more slower than in NET. But I don't have any schedule and no info about when this could come (aproximately).

When can we try LLVM? (not RBScript)

What happends to us, that has been affected by another delay? Is RealSoftware going to increase 6 months our license expiration?

We wait, but you should put some on your part too..

Geoff Perlman said...

@ Amando - Different engineers have different skills. Those that work on the IDE do not work on the compiler. So the work we do on improving the IDE does not impact the compiler at all.