Yes, it is a vastly improved beast over earlier versions. Like others, I not a 
fan of the timeout of the UniObject session. BDT has features the competition 
has yet to add. I especially like being able to expand the inserts and see the 
BASIC Labels easily accessible. I still haven't been to get to SSH to our 
hosts, but I have never had the time to dig in the whys, etc.

It is still worthwhile looking at U2Logic XLR8Editor and Brian Leach's freeware 
Windows thick-client MVDeveloper.

I don't use any of these tools myself (occasionally fire up BDT)... but have 
trialled an early version of XLR8Editor...and trialled MVDeveloper. (the links to download the documentation seem to 
have gone AWOL)

Each has unique features which means you choose the one the suits your needs. 
Or use all of them! I'm not a big fan of Eclipsed based products. I loathe the 
wealth of non-functional menus, menu-items that they all seem to have. Its 
weird shoving your specific tool into some else's generic tool framework.

In general dedicated software tool vendors tend to much more responsive to 
feedback and bug fixes, etc. They have a short lead time / development cycle so 
are able to be more 'agile'. For us 'dabblers', this isn't such a big thing.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Daniel McGrath
Sent: Thursday, 25 October 2012 9:17 AM
To: U2 Users List
Subject: Re: [U2] [BDT] A giant leap forward

Thank you, it's always great to hear when we've hit the mark.

I've sent this off to the team members responsible.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Wjhonson
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 3:55 PM
Subject: [U2] [BDT] A giant leap forward

I would like to *commend*, yes commend, the developers of the Basic Developers 
Toolkit for recent changes.

In particular, the ability to *install updates* from within the Eclipse package.
In conjunction with the *detailed release notes* highlighting changes in each 
version, for example July's here:

It's quite useful to be able to read the release notes and try out the fixed 
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