It's of course a personal decision, but for me RDPi V8 is SO much faster for everything that it's just a no-brainer. Loading is much faster, and so is general source navigation. For example, lists of objects (library list, member list, etc.) come up much faster in V8.

The Screen Designer is an obvious additional benefit, unless you don't do WYSIWYG green screen design.

Yes, WDSC is free. So I guess it depends on how much you value your own time. I know that I save at least an hour or two a week just by the speed of the tool. That adds up to $800 real quick.

Joe

Richard

Yes, having played with it all for a day or so it seems that migrating to V8 would just be a waste of time and money.

Thanks for the helpful response.

Kevin

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Kevin,

Not that I know of, however as you have noted 7.0, 7.5, 7.6 and 8.0 all look pretty much the same so if 7.0 is doing it for you, there's probably no reason to switch.

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date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 16:29:34 +0000
from: Kevin Turner<kevin.turner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: [WEB400] RDi V8 as a plug-in

I know there are more specific forums for questions like this, but does anyone know if it is possible to add RDi V8 as a plugin to an existing Eclipse installation?

I have installed RDi to see if it has any benefits over WDSc 7.0. I have the latter added to an existing Eclipse instance that already has some other things we used installed (like Adobe Flex for example), but I cannot see any way of doing the same with RDi. I cannot seem to add Flex plug-in to the RDi installation either, so it looks like if I want to use RDi I still have to keep my other Eclipse 3.x installation at the same time.

At the moment, I cannot see any justification for paying $800 for an RDi licence because it is not giving me anything (that I need) over and above WSDc 7.0




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