I just discovered and took a look at SD8 and by golly it’s awesome. Addresses a lot of niggling things I’ve been bouncing around in my head trying to find the time to post about. And then some. So, thanks for your efforts!
Consequently, I’m really really keen to upgrade! Take my money. And I suspect I’m not the only one. I’d pay for the beta as it is, even with bugs or whatever, except for this one major issue:
Please be aware that Script Debugger 8 introduces significant changes to the way documents are saved, particularly when debugging is enabled. We strongly recommend that you use Script Debugger 8 on copies of important documents to ensure you can recover if your documents become damaged.
So, burning question (and apologies if this is answered somewhere else, but if it is I can’t find it – please feel free to point me there if it exists):
Any timeline on SD8 release? Or if nothing else, any timeline on when a “safe, won’t damage your documents” SD8 might be available, even if you’re still ironing out other bugs?
Not to try to tell you how to do your job or anything, but an idea: Perhaps there’s room to focus your efforts first and foremost on that one bit of functionality (making the file format safe), and then release a public beta that won’t damage our files even if there are still other issues in it. Just a thought.
Needless to say, SD8 is awesome. Hoping we can use it in production soon. If nothing else, can you comment on any kind of timeline?