Summer ’08 Developer Preview Release of the IDE | Salesforce Developers Blog

In case you missed it, there’s a new release of the IDE available for download right now.

From the release notes, the Summer ’08 developer preview release of the IDE contains the following major new features:

  • Summer ’08 Metadata API, adding the following components:
    • Home Page Components
    • Home Page Layouts
    • Page Layouts
    • Validation Rules
    • Workflows
  • Project Contents Selection lets you control what to download:
    • All packages and default unpackaged components (identical to previous releases)
    • Single package
    • Selected metadata types only
    • None (if loading project from version control system)
  • Usability Enhancements
    • Simplified connection options in the New Project wizard
    • Refresh objects list from within the New Apex Trigger and New Workflow wizards
    • Projects now use Eclipse proxy server settings, rather than per-project settings
    • Improved stability and performance

Here are all the bits:

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