Worries about the progress of debugging Aurora...

Hello,

while working with 3.0.5 I acquired the habit to look
regularly in the EAP bug tracker. After announcing
the release of Aurora in February, I have switched
to look only for "bugs" sorted by priority.

JetBrains team have significantly reduced the amount
of "stopship" bugs, but there are still a lot of
"critical" and "very high" bugs. I don't like
working with software where you stumble over
annoying misbehavior regularly, so I am not
testing EAP's.

So my question for users working with EAP's
is: What is your impression of the EAP usability
so far ?
(I'm working just with J2SE/CVS, no UI builder,
no JSP etc.)

Regards
Thorsten

P.S.:
It wouldn't bother me to wait till spring...
(ok, ok, I heard the cry of outrage :-D)

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I've been using the EAP builds exclusively for a couple of months now, and I must say that the quality of the EAP releases has been very good (there are definetly bugs in the EAP stuff, but that's the nature of an EAP). The JetBrains folks have done a very good job with their EAP program, and because of that I think that they put out a better product when they do an offical release. I think that the high number of bugs that you see is a result of an active EAP process which is a good thing, even though on the surface it looks bad.

The bottom line is that I have been using the EAP's for production work with no major problems. There are always little bugs that get found, and if a show stopper does pop up, I just revert back to the previous EAP until the next build is announced. The only problem with using the EAP's is that you get very used to the new features and don't want to go back to current production version.

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+1

Regards

Anders Holmbech Nielsen

Ralph Saunders wrote:

I've been using the EAP builds exclusively for a couple of months now, and I must say that the quality of the EAP releases has been very good (there are definetly bugs in the EAP stuff, but that's the nature of an EAP). The JetBrains folks have done a very good job with their EAP program, and because of that I think that they put out a better product when they do an offical release. I think that the high number of bugs that you see is a result of an active EAP process which is a good thing, even though on the surface it looks bad.

The bottom line is that I have been using the EAP's for production work with no major problems. There are always little bugs that get found, and if a show stopper does pop up, I just revert back to the previous EAP until the next build is announced. The only problem with using the EAP's is that you get very used to the new features and don't want to go back to current production version.

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Yup,
The folks at JetBrains are doing a good job with this EAP programme.
I'm using this for production work for a while and all this time it has helped me in every way to "Develop With Pleasure"

I wouldn't work on a project if the folks at work say you cant use IDEA thats how much i love this IDEA

cheers,
parthi.

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I'm using the EAP builds for my daily work for months now. Now and then I switched back to 3.0.x, but mainly to compare some new behaviour to the old one. There were very few cases where I had to use 3.0.x because of bugs in the EAP builds.

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Thank you very much for your answers, it helps
a lot to happily await now the final release. :)

Kind regards,
Thorsten

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