Summer ’08 Developer Preview Release of the Force.com IDE

A new release of the Force.com IDE is now available for download. New features include Summer '08 metadata API support for page layouts, validation rules, workflows and more.

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

From the release notes, the Summer ’08 developer preview release of the Force.com 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 Force.com Project wizard
    • Refresh objects list from within the New Apex Trigger and New Workflow wizards
    • Force.com Projects now use Eclipse proxy server settings, rather than per-project settings
    • Improved stability and performance

Here are all the bits:

Published
July 3, 2008
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Summer ’08 Developer Preview Release of the Force.com IDE