May 6, 2010

I'm back

Now I almost fully recovered from paratonsillitis - not sure, why, but quinsy I got few weeks ago has finally "evolved" into it. Thanks god no one else from my family was infected.

Since many tasks were waiting my attention, it worth to mention the most important ones. So what's going to happen soon:
  • v4.2 will be updated to include latest fixes. Few days ago I added support for VS.NET 2010 (.NET 3.5 only) into its installation scripts, as well as installation of XSD enabling IntelliSense for <Xtensive.Storage> configuration section - thanks to Peter Šulek (Peter, I updated XSD a bit according with the latest changes).
  • My primary goal is v4.3 installer. There is no exact release date yet, but if there will be no any serious issues, you might expect VS2010 & .NET 4.0 version quite soon.
  • New pricing and licensing policy will be announced shortly - that's one of reasons we delayed v4.3 release. Now it includes protected components, which will function until the end of June 2010. The restriction is compile-time only, i.e. runtime components will be fully usable further. We're going to use this period to integrate full-featured licensing system into DataObjects.Net.
    Update: the final pricing model is announced.
  • We've finally decided to migrate our support forums to OSQA - we liked StackExchange, but e-mail correspondence with its team after this announcement has lead us to conclusion that it's better to migrate to different software. So I also looking for good Unix hosting in US/EU to run our new support web site based on OSQA - unfortunately, they don't sell hosted solution yet.
  • After getting this done, I'll switch back to Xtensive.Practices development.
Stay tuned! I'll try to compensate recent absence of my posts.