A day of releases today. FinalBuilder 5.5 is released today, and so is our newest product, FinalBuilder Server!
FinalBuilder 5.5 adds plenty of minor enhancements (including support for CodeGear Delphi 2007), bug fixes, etc, but the main thing is that the Professional version now gets a license of FinalBuilder Server thrown in! That's how we're justifying the jump from 5.0 to 5.5 :) We've already received a ton of very positive feedback on FinalBuilder Server, and I must say that it is quite nice to use.
In a nutshell, FinalBuilder Server is a web interface for centralizing and managing your builds. It relies on the FinalBuilder FBCMD.exe underneath as the build engine, but there are significant differences especially as far as logging is concerned. There is now a separate logging server, and FBCMD redirects all the logging to that server. This means that you can run more than one instance of the same project at the same time - plus of course FB Server needs access to the logs during and after the builds so that it can display the log output, statistics, build history etc.
FinalBuilder Server has been almost a year in development, and we've had quite a long beta period for it too. We have really been concentrating on ease-of-use and quality. Many features were put on the todo list instead of implemented straight away because the number one goal was to build a very solid base to work on. It's been running the FinalBuilder, FinalBuilder Server, and Automise builds for almost 5 months now, and we've had a fair number of customers use it during the beta - so, finally, today is the day for it's first release :)
More information on FinalBuilder Server here: https://www.finalbuilder.com/finalbuilder-server
Also - I forgot to blog about it before, but Automise 2 was released a couple of weeks ago. We added over 140 actions - there's some seriously cool stuff in there :)