Visual Studio 2017 发行节奏 Visual Studio 2017 Release Rhythm

借助 Visual Studio 2017,略微调整了从 Visual Studio 2015 迁移的方式。With Visual Studio 2017, we slightly adjusted how we ship from Visual Studio 2015. 此外,放弃了带服务版本的大型季度更新,而采用含服务版本的更小、更频繁的次要更新。We have moved away from large quarterly updates with servicing releases on top of those, to smaller and more frequent minor updates that will have servicing releases. 另外,引入了一种全新的预览版获取方式。We’ve also introduced a new way to get preview releases. 可参见下方,更详细了解如何以及何时交付 Visual Studio 2017 更新,以及如何在向大众退出之前预览其功能。Below you can find more details about how and when updates to Visual Studio 2017 will ship, and how you can preview functionality before it’s released to the mainstream.

交付节奏和内容Shipping Cadence and Content

Visual Studio 2017 更新分为两个常规类别:Updates to Visual Studio 2017 fall into two general categories:

  • 次要更新约每 6 周交付一次。Minor Updates ship roughly every six weeks. 这些更新可能包括新功能、bug 修复和反映平台更改(例如 Windows 中的更改)所需的更改。These updates may include new features, bug fixes, and changes needed to reflect platform changes (e.g. changes in Windows). 打开“帮助”、“关于”,并读取版本号的第二个数字,即可知道正在运行哪个次要更新,例如 15.1 或 15.2。You’ll be able to tell which minor update you’re running by opening the Help, About and reading the second digit of the version number, for example 15.1 or 15.2.
  • 服务更新版本的目标性很强,通常包含 bug 修复且交付速度更快。Servicing Updates are very targeted releases that typically contain bug fixes and ship more quickly. 这些服务更新可频繁交付(例如每周)。These servicing updates can ship often (e.g. weekly). 打开“帮助”、“关于”,并读取版本中的第三个字符串,即可知道正在运行哪个服务更新,例如 15.1.x、15.2.y。You’ll be able to tell which servicing update you’re running by opening the Help, About and reading the third string in the version, for example 15.1.x, 15.2.y.

在生产环境中,次要更新和维护更新均受支持且已准备就绪。Both minor and servicing updates are supported and ready to be used in production environments. 特别值得一提的是,更新将通过 Visual Studio 博客公布,且次要更新随附有发行说明。Particularly noteworthy updates will be announced via the Visual Studio blog, and minor updates will be accompanied by release notes. Visual Studio 将通过在 IDE 的标题栏中显示通知标志,通知有新更新可用。Visual Studio will notify you that a new update is available by raising the notification flag in the title bar of the IDE.

强烈建议所有人都尽快采用这些更新。We strongly encourage everyone to adopt these updates as soon as possible. 但我们承认有些客户无法在我们发布更新的同一时间收到这些更新。However, we do acknowledge that some customers can’t absorb the updates as fast as we release them. 在这些情况下,建议自行创建脱机安装程序,并存储位数供将来使用。In those situations, we recommend you create your own offline installer and store the bits for future use. 或者,可等待下一个发布的更新(始终为最新更新的超集)。Or, you can wait for the next released update which will always be a superset of the most current update.

预览版Previews

从 Visual Studio 2017 开始,客户可更轻松地预览即将推出的功能。Starting in Visual Studio 2017, we made it easier for customers to preview upcoming functionality.

预览功能的能力并不是 Visual Studio 2017 中的新增功能。The ability to preview features is not new in Visual Studio 2017. 新功能是可与常规版本并排独立安装一个预览版本(“并行”)。What is new, however, is the ability to install a preview release next to, and independently of, a regular release (“side by side”). 通过 Visual Studio 2017,发行版和预览版显式设计为在一台计算机上同时存在,而不会对任一安装造成不利影响。With Visual Studio 2017, releases and previews are explicitly designed to exist simultaneously on a machine without causing adverse impact to either installation. 所有即将在下一次要更新中上线的功能或体验都将先在预览版中交付。All features or experiences that are coming online in the next minor update will first ship in a preview. 预览版旨在供热衷于试用新位数以及抢先查看即将推出的功能的人士使用。Previews are meant to be used by those who are enthusiastic about trying out new bits and getting an early peek at upcoming functionality. 即使预览版不适合在生产中使用,但其质量水平足以供常规使用,并且可提供反馈,便于我们在更广泛发布功能前进行处理。Even though previews are not intended for use in production, they will be at a sufficient quality level for you to generally use and provide feedback that we can act upon before the functionality is released more broadly. 下一个次要更新前将有多个预览版,且它们不一定遵循所有预设计划。There will be multiple previews leading up to the next minor update, and they don’t necessarily adhere to any preset schedule.

如常规版本一样,大多数人将通过 IDE 中的通知标志注意到预览版的更新。Like regular releases, most people will become aware of updates to the previews via a notification flag in the IDE. 相应文档将提供有关这些更改的信息,有助于用户在了解更新所含内容以及安装时间后做出明智决策。The corresponding documentation will provide information about the changes to help you make an informed decision about what the update contains and when to install it. 最后,我们将在开发人员社区门户上更新所有相关的反馈项,让用户了解解决问题的时间和位置。Lastly, we’ll be updating all the relevant feedback items on the Developer Community portal to close the loop with you about when and where an issue was fixed.

Visual Studio Releases and Previews
(图 1)Visual Studio 发行版和预览版(Figure 1) Visual Studio Releases and Previews

新的发布周期(图 1)应客户所需 - 当前在 Visual Studio 上执行的工作推出速度更快、推出数量更多。The new release cycle (Figure 1) is a response to customer requests that we make more of the work we’re doing on Visual Studio available more quickly. 现可更快交付,因此还可更快响应客户反馈。Because we can now ship quicker, we’re also able to respond to customer feedback quicker. 通过在开发人员社区上报告反馈,可更深入了解我们的产品团队并促使更多客户参与到分析操作中。By reporting feedback on our Developer Community, you raise awareness to our product teams and motivate more customers to participate in the analysis. 我们承诺会经常查看反馈,并在问题可得到解决或有解决方法可用时立即通知你。We are committed to reviewing feedback frequently and will inform you when issues will be fixed or when workarounds might be available sooner. 发行说明突出显示了已针对各版本处理的所有客户反馈,让你又有机会深入了解我们基于你的反馈所实施的改进。Our release notes highlight all addressed customer feedback for each release, providing another opportunity to learn more about the improvements we implemented based on your feedback. 有关详细信息,请参阅如何报告问题For more information, see How to Report a Problem.


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