[wingide-users] Wing IDE 3.0 alpha2

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu May 3 09:50:18 MDT 2007

Wingware Announce wrote:
> Hi,
> We're happy to announce the release of Wing IDE 3.0 alpha 2.  It is
> available from http://wingware.com/wingide/alpha

Is there an online link to the CHANGELOG or do I have to install it to 
see it? I couldn't find a link anywhere...

Michael Foord

> Changes since version 3.0 alpha1 include:
> * Added OS Commands tool for executing external commands and files
>   outside of the debugger
> * Added "when printed" exception handling mode that stops at exceptions
>   at the time they would be printed
> * Added Frame Show button in toolbar to jump back to original position at
>   which the debugger stopped at a breakpoint or exception
> * Added thread selector popup to the Call Stack tool
> * Show name of thread function in list of threads as well as thread id
> * Added more file type icons, shown in the project view
> * Fixed Zope/Plone support
> * Fixed Intel Mac distribution to not require MacPython 2.5
> * Numerous other bug fixes
> The CHANGELOG.txt file in the installation provides additional details.
> Upgrading
> ---------
> With this release, we have also started selling 3.x licenses and upgrades
> (somewhat ahead of schedule due to the many requests we've received):
> Upgrade        https://wingware.com/store/upgrade
> Purchase       https://wingware.com/store/purchase
> Any 2.x license sold in the last year is free to upgrade; others cost
> 1/2 normal price to upgrade.
> If you are not ready to upgrade, feel free to keep using a series of
> trial licenses.  There will be not limit on the number of trials until
> after 3.0 final is out.
> Reporting Bugs
> --------------
> Please report bugs using the Submit Bug Report item in the Help menu
> or by emailing support at wingware dot com.  Please do **not** submit bug
> reports to the wingide-users mailing list!  We will read all reports
> but, to save time for development, may not respond directly to them all.
> This is alpha quality software that installs side-by-side with Wing 2.x
> or 1.x.  We advise you to make frequent backups of your work when using
> the alpha or any pre-release version of Wing IDE.
> Release Notes
> -------------
> The major new features in Wing 3.0 are:
>  * Multi-threaded debugger
>  * Debug value tooltips in editor, debug probe, and interactive shell
>  * Autocompletion in debug probe and interactive shell
>  * Automatically updating project directories
>  * Testing tool, currently supporting unittest derived tests
>  * OS Commands tool for executing and interacting with external commands
> Note that auto-updating project directories are now used by default.
> The old add package, add directory tree, and project update scripts
> have been removed from the interface.  Users converting existing
> projects may want to delete the existing files in them and then
> add directories.  Otherwise, the project will not auto-update its
> contents.
> System requirements are Windows 2000 or later, OS X 10.3.9 or later 
> for PPC or
> Intel (requires X11 Server), or a recent Linux system (either 32 or 64 
> bit).
> Thanks!
> The Wingware Team
> Wingware | Python IDE
> Advancing Software Development
> www.wingware.com
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