Available builds of SmartClient and SmartGWT include:
Patch Builds: a "patch" build contains bugfixes, documentation updates and
locale updates only - no new features. Patch builds should generally be used for
development; do not use the original release builds or you will encounter already-fixed
bugs. The letter "p" in a version (e.g. "9.0p") indicates a patch build.
Development Builds: a development build includes progress toward a future
release. The letter "d" in a version (e.g. "9.1d") indicates a development build, moving
towards the release of the specified version (for example, 9.1d would indicate progress towards
a future 9.1 release).
Builds are available for each edition of the product, labeled as follows:
LGPL: free (LGPL) versions
Eval: evaluations of the commercial product. These have a quicker expiration than
general releases (2 weeks instead of 2 months), but you can always download a new one.
Pro, PowerEdition, Enterprise: licensed versions (paying customers only): use your
licensed SmartClient.com to log in after clicking the appropriate link below
Development Builds, Bugs and Support
Please understand the nature of development ("d") builds. While development builds
are subjected to a huge suite of automated tests, it is possible that your application will be
broken in an obvious way when running on a development build, if you just happen to hit a case
where we do not (yet) have automated tests. So:
if you are evaluating a development build to try out new features, please understand that
it is invalid to judge the quality and stability of the product based on a development build
if you are evaluating a series of development builds with the intent of shipping a product on
the next release and you find things badly broken, don't panic, simply report the problem in
the forums with a standalone test case
Development builds are automatically created nightly and will generally appear by 6am Pacific
time (San Francisco).
Support for Development Builds
If you have a support contract with Isomorphic, you can get support services for development
builds. Bugs in development builds will be treated similarly to bugs in generally released builds,
Issues in development builds must be reproduced by you against the latest development build or the
issue is considered invalid. Be sure to proactively mention that you have tested
with the latest development build and mention the exact version, otherwise, you will just be asked to
re-test with the latest build.
Development builds are always ineligible for the patches or hotfixes included with Enterprise
support or better. Fixes are delivered by having them simply appear in the latest build,
where it is possible that the fix comes along with unrelated regressions - this is simply
the nature of working with bleeding-edge builds.
Development builds are not eligible for issue escalation.
If you are uncomfortable with obtaining fixes by deploying new development builds,
either avoid deploying development builds in production environments, or obtain a
commitment from Isomorphic indicating that a specific development build is supported for a
specific deployment scenario (this service is available as an add-on to standard