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Winter'12 IDE....

Does anyone know if there is a new release coming up for IDE? Are there alternatives for ide? 

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Just spoke with the person in charge of its release.  Should be out by this afternoon Pacific time.



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Yes, the IDE is getting updated in Winter '12 to support the new API versions. 


Where can I get it?


Why isn't there anything in the Winter '12 release notes or in the dev preview webinar about an IDE update. There was a question at the end of the first webinar about the IDE but I missed Sandeep's response. I was unable to refer to the recorded session because the second session was posted, and the FAQ's for the webinar have note been posted yet.


I really would like some in site on SF's plan with the IDE. Are we getting a updated Eclipse addon or are we getting a new shiny web IDE like BrainEngine Next? Something would be better then nothing.




Why is this highlighted as a solution? The question is still open... Where is Winter'12 IDE?


You can get it sometime later next week.  I believe it is Monday, but not 100% certain.


In addition to api upgrade, what else is included?


Still waiting for the new IDE plug-in For winter ´12


When it will be available!??


Thank you!


Still waiting. I can't believe it's not ready yet.


I have to agree with my fellow colleagues here.  No IDE updates since Winter '11, several released behind.  Did SF forget about supporting the developer community?  I'm honestly concerned!


Someone in the know please update on the status of the IDE.  Thanks in advance


Still Nothing??




Just spoke with the person in charge of its release.  Should be out by this afternoon Pacific time.



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It's finally out, but it does not work!


Connection errors that do not allow for refreshing or deploying.


Reverting back to the 20.x release fixed the issue.  ANy ideas when the connection issues will be fixed?


I'm getting the same connection issues.  What was your process for rolling back to v20?

The only IDE updates I can see when going from 20.0 to 23.0 (other than the basic API upgrade) is that you can no longer select individual Custom Labels nor individual Custom Fields on Custom Objects. This is of course because neither of these functionalities worked in previous versions (Errors either on selection or deployment). The solution is apparently to exclude even the option of selecting these items. You may now only pull down the entire Custom Label selection or an entire Custom Object. The Custom Field (on a Custom Object) issue was touted by an SFDC rep to be fixed in Spring '10... Yes, they actually promised this early 2010! Yet, here we are... 2 years later and the "fix" was just to limit functionality so the error doesn't happen. The new IDE is an attempt at sweeping issues under the rug moreso than an actual upgrade.
Also appears that you can no longer select individual custom fields on standard objects either... NO CLUE why this would be removed.

Another great feature of the new release:  YOU CAN NO LONGER ACCESS EMAIL TEMPLATES!!!


This never was an issue before.  Why was this removed???  Someone really dropped the ball on this release. 


I think SFDC is slowly trying to break all developer tools to fit their NO SOFTWARE motto.


What a shame!  I'm disappointed by SFDC for the removal of individual field selection for metadata...