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Ruby In Steel Visual Studio 2008 Edition

Free VS 2008 upgrade
by Huw Collingbourne
Friday 23 November 2007.

Quite a few of our customers are already using the beta version of our Visual Studio 2008 edition of Ruby In Steel. Now that Microsoft has shipped the final release of VS 2008, we are going through a last round of testing prior to launching the first official VS 2008 edition of Ruby In Steel. That should be along in a few weeks.

Visual Studio 2008 has a number of new and useful features - such as the ability to make completion lists transparent when you press the Control key - very useful if you want to check the code under the list.

Over the past week or so we have had a number of enquiries from potential purchasers wanting to know if we will be charging extra for our VS 2008 edition. The answer is: No.

If you buy Ruby In Steel Developer today you will be able to upgrade your software to all subsequent editions of the version 1.x product at no additional cost. It makes no difference whether you want to carry on using the VS 2005 edition or if you prefer to switch to the VS 2008 edition. We’ll issue updates to both editions and all of the updates will be free to registered users. In fact, if you like, you may download and install both the VS 2005 and the VS 2008 updates. According to the terms of our license:

“If you wish to install the software onto more than one computer, you may do so. If a second person wishes to use the software, however, then you need to buy a second license.”

As we’ve previously stated, the price of Ruby In Steel will increase with the next major release (1.2) from $199 to $249. However, anyone who buys at the current lower price will have all the upgrades - free of charge - to all VS 2005 / 2008 editions throughout the lifetime of Ruby In Steel 1.x.

We shall shortly release a version of Ruby In Steel 2008 which, to the best of our knowledge, will be functionally equivalent to our VS 2005 product. However, until we are sure that there are no major incompatibilities with VS 2008, this version will be released as a beta. Our final release will follow after a further period of testing.

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  • Ruby In Steel Visual Studio 2008 Edition
    23 November 2007


    Qucik question. As a owner of Ruby in Steel right now, do I get a copy of the 2008 version for free? ie: do not need to purchase a new copy again?



    • Ruby In Steel Visual Studio 2008 Edition
      23 November 2007, by Huw Collingbourne

      Registered users of Ruby In Steel Developer can download the current beta of our VS2008 edition now by following a link in the registered users area of the forum (or if you haven’t joined the forum, please contact support with your registered user name and serial number and we’ll mail you the download details). You will also have access to all the other free updates to the VS2005/2008 editions throughout the version 1.x product. In other words, it doesn’t matter whether you bought the software today or many months ago - you get all the same free updates.

      best wishes Huw

      • Ruby In Steel Visual Studio 2008 Edition
        23 November 2007

        Thanks for clearing that up Hue.

        Have a great weekend


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