Wing IDE 3.0 beta2 released

Wingware info at
Fri Aug 31 19:36:58 CEST 2007


I'm happy to announce the release of Wing IDE 3.0 beta 2.  It is available from

Changes since the previous beta release include:

* Stackless Python 2.4 and 2.5 are now supported
* Python 2.5 for 64-bit Windows is now supported
* Fixed Zope WingDBG so it will connect back to IDE
* Improved auto-completion coverage for imports and end cases
* Up to 10% speed-up when running in debugger
* Fixed many other bugs, particularly source browser, OS commands,
   testing tool, and source assistant (*)

In addition, we have introduced Wing IDE 101, a free scaled back version
of Wing IDE designed for teaching introductory programming courses.

The CHANGELOG.txt file in the installation provides additional details.

The major new features introduced in Wing 3.0 are:

* Multi-threaded debugger
* Debug value tooltips in editor, debug probe, and interactive shell
* Autocompletion in debug probe and interactive shell
* Automatically updating project directories
* Testing tool, currently supporting unittest derived tests (*)
* OS Commands tool for executing and interacting with external commands (*)
* Rewritten indentation analysis and conversion (*)
* Introduction of Wing IDE 101, a free edition for beginning programmers
* Available as a .deb package for Debian and Ubuntu
* Support for Stackless Python
* Support for 64 bit Python on Windows and Linux

(*)'d items are available in Wing IDE Professional only.

System requirements are Windows 2000 or later, OS X 10.3.9 or later for PPC or
Intel (requires X11 Server), or a recent Linux system (either 32 or 64 bit).

Compatibility Notes

The file pattern in the Testing tab of Project Properties will need
to be re-entered if the project was saved with one of the 3.0 alpha

Reporting Bugs

Please report bugs using the Submit Bug Report item in the Help menu or by
emailing support at wingware dot com.  This is beta quality software that
installs side-by-side with Wing 2.x or 1.x. We advise you to make frequent
backups of your work when using any pre-release version of Wing IDE.


To upgrade a 2.x license or purchase a new 3.x license:


Any 2.x license sold after May 2nd 2006 is free to upgrade; others cost
1/2 the normal price to upgrade.

If you are not ready to upgrade, feel free to keep using a series of trial
licenses. There will be no limit on the number of trials until 3.0 final is out.


The Wingware Team
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