Please, don’t let us make your favorite IDE unsupported!
Today I have to address you with a couple of questions important to all of us. The background is as follows…
Currently we are working on new major releases and minor updates of our frameworks and tools. Just yesterday, an intense debate sparked among our team over whether we should continue to support some aged IDEs, e.g. Visual Studio 2005 and Delphi 5. In the heat of the moment, some hotheads even remembered Visual Studio 2010 and Delphi XE3. “Okay, Okay”, I said. “Let us not make such decision ourselves, let’s ask our customers. They know better what they actually need!” So…
Don’t let us discontinue support for your favorite IDE!
We’ve prepared a quick survey with just a few questions. Believe me, this will take a very little of your time, but will allow us to retain the support for the IDEs you use and love.
It goes without saying that we will continue to support the recent versions of Visual Studio (2013, 2012 and 2010) as well as Delphi (XE5 – XE2). We just want to know whether you need support for the old versions.
Updated on 12-Dec-2013: First off, a huge thank you to everyone who took a minute to participate in this quick survey. The survey is closed and you can see the results below.
Survey results: What IDEs will not be supported
I think I am ready to tell you about our further steps right now…
- Visual Studio 2005 will no longer be supported only in the next major generation of our products. This will happen when the first beta of the next Office or Visual Studio comes out.
- Delphi 5 and 6 will stop to be supported starting from 2014.
- Beginning with 2015, we will support Delphi starting from the XE version.
- ActiveX edition of Outlook Security Manager stays in production.
- Please remember all these plans of ours…
Note. All Premium subscribers can request a special build with support for older versions of Visual Studio or Delphi. Please note that the default Premium setup packages will not include those old IDEs, we will provide special builds on request only.
If you have any other versions, suggestions or ideas, please do write to me directly or leave a comment on this page. Any criticism is most welcome too! Thank you for your smiles and feedback! :)