1) Release Information
Welcome to the second beta for version 2.1 of SharpDevelop. Thanks to our annual #d^3 (#develop developer days) meeting, this release contains a lot of cleanup, bug fixes and forward-looking changes. For example, you as a developer can now reuse our visual components that live in the widgets assembly, or take advantage of the code completion feature that is now available in the standalone text editor component too.
With respect to “Which components can I reuse in my application?” please see our SharpDevelop presentation (PDF download available) hosted on our team blog:http://laputa.sharpdevelop.net/SharpDevelopPresentation.aspx
In general, we advise you to subscribe the team and contributor blogs to receive news and updates early:http://laputa.sharpdevelop.net/SyndicationService.asmx/GetRsshttp://community.sharpdevelop.net/blogs/MainFeed.aspx
As usual, please report bugs in our Beta forum
. Known bugs are listed in our publicly accessible bug tracker
Section 3 of the Beta 1 announcement contains the Beta 1 feature list
. New in this Beta 2 release are:3) Downloads
SharpDevelop2 2.1 Beta 2 is available on our Downloads page:http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/Download/#SharpDevelop221
Please note that to take full advantage of SharpDevelop2 2.1 features, you must install the following software too (otherwise, code analysis and code coverage support will be disabled):
Daily builds of SharpDevelop2 2.1 are available on our build server.
Our primary means of support is via our Web-based forum (please do not email team members directly unless they advise you to do so in the forum).