I want to join Carlos
Quintero on the need for a Beta 3 of VS2010.
As Carlos mentioned, Beta 2 was not reliable at all on some features like the
Addin API. But I am especially concerned about performance. These days, Brian
Harry communicates a lot on what they are doing internally to enhance
performance (See this post). This transparency is
really welcomed. However, given the state of the Beta2, I think it is important
that the whole community gets a chance to feedback if the final performance
will meet their expectation or not. Brian wrote about performance metrics measurement:
We have assessed (and will continue to) why our metrics were telling us
one thing and our customers another.
Given the fact that 1)
Beta2 is too slow for the bulk of customers 2) the VS development team has
problem measuring if performance is good enough, one more Beta round is clearly
needed. VS 2010 is certainly the most awaited VS version for a decade. Vista
was also a major awaited milestone but still, the less we can say is that it
was disappointing. It is not in the interest of anyone that VS 2010 ends up as
a Vista-like fiasco.
Hopefully, performance is
something that can be always enhanced but this comes at an exponential cost:
the more performance you want, the more effort is needed. Even if it means
delayed schedule, the eventuality of a Beta3 should be considered.
Btw, I have installed the
recent Limited CTP version on which I cannot say anything (I am under NDA) but
I still maintain my stance: a public Beta3 would be more than welcomed.