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Hi

How is vs 2005 rc compared to beta2, stability wise? Is it worth moving from
beta2 to rc or should I wait for final? I just want to start developing a
stable (enough) db app as soon as possible.

Thanks

Regards
Nov 21 '05 #1
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WJ
It is always wise to wait for final release!

For me, I even wait @least a year before I convert.

John Webb

Nov 21 '05 #2

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The RC builds are more stable and complete when compared to the beta builds.
I would upgrade but the final version is not far off.
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"John" <Jo**@nospam.infovis.co.uk> wrote in message
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Hi

How is vs 2005 rc compared to beta2, stability wise? Is it worth moving
from beta2 to rc or should I wait for final? I just want to start
developing a stable (enough) db app as soon as possible.

Thanks

Regards

Nov 21 '05 #3

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Suggest to wait for the final release then wait some more for the SP1 release.
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"William (Bill) Vaughn" wrote:
The RC builds are more stable and complete when compared to the beta builds.
I would upgrade but the final version is not far off.
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"John" <Jo**@nospam.infovis.co.uk> wrote in message
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Hi

How is vs 2005 rc compared to beta2, stability wise? Is it worth moving
from beta2 to rc or should I wait for final? I just want to start
developing a stable (enough) db app as soon as possible.

Thanks

Regards


Nov 21 '05 #4

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"Dennis"
Suggest to wait for the final release then wait some more for the SP1
release.


That can take long, I never saw a SP for the version VS 2003 while there is
one for the version VS 2002 however that is a very current one.

:-))

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #5

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Hi John,

I would use it inside a virtual pc such as VMWare or VirtualPC.
RC certainly has an important difference compared to Beta 2: the way
nullables are handled.

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"John" <Jo**@nospam.infovis.co.uk> wrote in message
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Hi

How is vs 2005 rc compared to beta2, stability wise? Is it worth moving
from beta2 to rc or should I wait for final? I just want to start
developing a stable (enough) db app as soon as possible.

Thanks

Regards

Nov 21 '05 #6

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On 2005-09-18, Cor Ligthert [MVP] <no************@planet.nl> wrote:

"Dennis"
Suggest to wait for the final release then wait some more for the SP1
release.


That can take long, I never saw a SP for the version VS 2003 while there is
one for the version VS 2002 however that is a very current one.


I don't think many really care about the VS service packs per se, rather
it's the framework service packs that matter. And the framework 1.0
service pack came out fairly quickly IIRC.

Nov 21 '05 #7

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David,

"Dennis"
Suggest to wait for the final release then wait some more for the SP1
release.


That can take long, I never saw a SP for the version VS 2003 while there
is
one for the version VS 2002 however that is a very current one.


I don't think many really care about the VS service packs per se, rather
it's the framework service packs that matter. And the framework 1.0
service pack came out fairly quickly IIRC.


That should not be a reason not to start with the next version if you are
currently using the Beta Version as is the topic of this message thread. The
question is if it is worth to skip the RC1. (I am in doubt therefore I don't
answer this concrete).

:-))

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #8

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The Release Candidate should be stable, much more than the Beta, by
definition of both terms. In my area of experience (add-ins), the Beta 2 had
critical bugs, but the CTPs after Beta 2 already took care of them and
currently the August CTP has only minor issues. Assuming the same progress
on other areas, the release candidate should be fine, but the final release
will be available around Nov 7, so it's up to you if you can wait.

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Hi

How is vs 2005 rc compared to beta2, stability wise? Is it worth moving
from beta2 to rc or should I wait for final? I just want to start
developing a stable (enough) db app as soon as possible.

Thanks

Regards

Nov 21 '05 #9

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