EiffelStudio 6.0 is out

by Manu (modified: 2007 Jun 27)

In mid-April, Eiffel Software announced a changed in its release cycle by having two EiffelStudio releases per year (one in mid-May and one in mid-November). This would really start this Fall (i.e Fall in the northern hemisphere) since for this Spring, it was decided to have a release by mid-June. I'm happy to report that we have been on time and released EiffelStudio 6.0 on June 19th.

You can read the 6.0 release notes on our documentation website. For those who cannot wait to see what's new, here are some highlights:

  • New docking facilities which let you control the layout of tools in EiffelStudio. One can also lock the layout to prevent unwanted changes.
  • New tabbed editor.
  • Added configurable pick and drop which lets you choose between traditional context menu or pick and drop for a mouse right click operation.
  • EiffelStudio is now internationalized, it supports English, Chinese and German. A partial translation for French and Russian is provided.
  • New ISO/ECMA Eiffel standard mechanisms (multi-constraint, octal and binary notation for integers).
  • Shortcuts can now be customized.
  • Added dependency view so supplier/client dependency of a group/folder/class can be investigated. Feature calls are included in dependency view.
  • Debugger enhancement: added new kind of breakpoints (to print messages, hit count for condtitions), evaluation of commands in addition of queries, new ways of looking at objects.

I would also like to thank all the early users of 6.0 as well as all the testers who have helped us the past two months in making this release better in many ways.

Happy Eiffeling,<br> Manu