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I am always cautious, too, but Flare has the advantage that you can run multiple versions in parallel, so you can always switch back to the old version if required.
I am using Flare 6.0 now for about a week and I did a very thorough testing involving builds of targets, project imports, communication with Source Control (Team Foundation Server) and so far I could not find any problem or incompatibility.
* Communication with Source Control has been improved, especially concerning moving files.
* PDF generator has been greatly improved.
* The new icon design is nice, but not really relevant.
* The batch build targets sound ideal for our automated build process, but I didn't used them so far.
Best regards, Christine
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> Betreff: MadCap Flare v6
> G'day troops.
> I've had a couple of reminders that Flare version 6 has been released,
> and now it's in the Techwr-l daily advert (see, Eric? somebody _does_
> read that daily message... occasionally).
> Has anybody taken Flare 6 out for a spin, yet?
> Consternations and perplexities?
> I've got Bronze maintenance, so I think I'm entitled to any
> release that comes out during the coverage year. But I'm a
> little cautious about being an early adopter (of anything with
> an X.0 designation). Let others get the arrows in their butts,
> and I'll learn from them.
> So... any Flare 6 pioneers out there? What's the report
> from the frontier?
> Kevin McLauchlan
> Senior Technical Writer
> SafeNet, Inc.
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