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Hello Todd,

http://www.jetbrains.net/confluence/display/IDEADEV/6.0.5+EAP

Not much activity on 6.0.5 since Feb 21, 2007, are we closer to a
release?


Most likely there'll be at least one more EAP build.

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Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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>> http://www.jetbrains.net/confluence/display/IDEADEV/6.0.5+EAP
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>> Not much activity on 6.0.5 since Feb 21, 2007, are we closer to a
>> release?


Most likely there'll be at least one more EAP build.

Are there any plans (for 6.0.x) to fix at least a few of the performance problems?

I know that performance will be a "big" feature of Selena but it was mentioned that it won't come
out (the final version) before autumn.

Since most corporate users won't use EAPs nor Milestone builds, till autumn is a very long time,
and IMHO you will loose a lot of customers.

Are you conscious that performance is the biggest problem of IntelliJ right now?

In the beginning of IntelliJ, users switched in masses from JBuilder exactly for this reason -
performance (even if at that time JBuilder had more features than IDEA).

Please don't take it as a flame, but it's just sad to see each month users that switch away from
IntelliJ :(.

Thanks in advance,

Ahmed.

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Hello Ahmed,

>>> http://www.jetbrains.net/confluence/display/IDEADEV/6.0.5+EAP
>>>
>>> Not much activity on 6.0.5 since Feb 21, 2007, are we closer to a
>>> release?
>>>
>> Most likely there'll be at least one more EAP build.
>>

Are there any plans (for 6.0.x) to fix at least a few of the
performance problems?


Our policy on 6.0.x is the same as ever: we're fixing important problems
which have (relatively) risk-free solutions. Fixes for specific performance
problems which do not require extensive code changes do get backported to
6.0.x. Big architectural changes (like the service/extension stuff we're
now working on in Selena, which will decrease the startup time very significantly)
do not.

As usual, CPU snapshots are always welcome.

I know that performance will be a "big" feature of Selena but it was
mentioned that it won't come out (the final version) before autumn.

Since most corporate users won't use EAPs nor Milestone builds, till
autumn is a very long time, and IMHO you will loose a lot of
customers.


We will do our best to deliver milestone builds which will be usable by
corporate customers.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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>> Since most corporate users won't use EAPs nor Milestone builds, till
>> autumn is a very long time, and IMHO you will loose a lot of
>> customers.


We will do our best to deliver milestone builds which will be usable
by corporate customers.

Than IMHO you should not call them "milestone" but rather 7.1, 7.2, or whatever numbering you wish,
but no words with "milestone" "beta" "eap" "Q-build" or similar.

Most of those who decide about licenses are simply allergic against such words (even if the quality
of an IntelliJ EAP is much higher than final/stable releases from the concurrence).

Ahmed.

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The biggest slow down is developing Java EE applications, I almost switched to Netbeans 5.5 for my project due to the fact that I've had to restart IDEA 6.0.4 at least four times a day because of lock ups.

My development environment is:

IDEA 6.0.4
Glassfish 9.0.0_1
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Dell OptiPlex GX270
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.26GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM

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Hello Todd,

The biggest slow down is developing Java EE applications, I almost
switched to Netbeans 5.5 for my project due to the fact that I've had
to restart IDEA 6.0.4 at least four times a day because of lock ups.


Could you please provide some more details for these lock ups (thread dumps
or, preferably, CPU snapshots)?

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Why should the numbering even matter? They purchased a license for IJ 6, but I happen to use it for the EAP. They don't really care, as long as I am legally compliant. Nobody knows what version of IJ I should be using so they can't even tell the difference when they scan my machine.

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Why should the numbering even matter?
They purchased a license for IJ 6, but
I happen to use it for the EAP. They don't really care,
as long as I am legally compliant. Nobody knows what version of
IJ I should be using so they can't even tell the difference when they scan my machine.

:).
I many places however things are not going the way you describe it :).
Most of the developers don't have the freedom you describe :).

Ahmed.

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