Visual Studio 2017 發行節奏 Visual Studio 2017 Release Rhythm

上次更新日期 2018/1/31

在 Visual Studio 2017 中,我們稍微調整了從 Visual Studio 2015 提供的方式。With Visual Studio 2017, we slightly adjusted how we ship from Visual Studio 2015. 我們從在其上套用服務版本的每季大型更新,轉換成具有服務版本的較小且較頻繁的次要更新。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. 我們也引進一種取得預覽版本的新方法。We’ve also introduced a new way to get preview releases. 您可以在底下找到有關如何及何時將提供 Visual Studio 2017 更新,以及如何在將功能發行至主要版本之前進行預覽的詳細資料。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.

提供步調和內容Shipping Cadence and Content

Visual Studio 2017 的更新可分成兩大類:Updates to Visual Studio 2017 fall into two general categories:

  • 次要更新大約每隔六週提供一次。Minor Updates ship roughly every six weeks. 這些更新可能包含新功能、Bug 修正,以及反映平台變更所需的變更 (例如 Windows 中的變更)。These updates may include new features, bug fixes, and changes needed to reflect platform changes (e.g. changes in Windows). 藉由開啟 [說明]、[關於] 並讀取版本號碼的第二個數字 (例如 15.1 或 15.2),即可區別所執行的次要更新。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.
  • 服務更新是目標相當明確的版本,通常包含 Bug 修正,而且更快提供。Servicing Updates are very targeted releases that typically contain bug fixes and ship more quickly. 這些服務更新可以頻繁地提供 (例如每週)。These servicing updates can ship often (e.g. weekly). 藉由開啟 [說明]、[關於] 並讀取版本中的第三個字串 (例如 15.1.x、15.2.y),即可區別所執行的服務更新。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.

次要更新和服務更新都受到支援,而且可供生產環境使用。Both minor and servicing updates are supported and ready to be used in production environments. 特別值得注意的更新將會透過 Visual Studio 部落格佈,而次要更新則隨附於版本資訊。Particularly noteworthy updates will be announced via the Visual Studio blog, and minor updates will be accompanied by release notes. Visual Studio 會在 IDE 的標題列中發出通知旗標,以通知您有新的更新可用。Visual Studio will notify you that a new update is available by raising the notification flag in the title bar of the IDE.

強烈建議所有人盡快採用這些更新。We strongly encourage everyone to adopt these updates as soon as possible. 不過,我們承認有些客戶可能無法一發行就很快地接受更新。However, we do acknowledge that some customers can’t absorb the updates as fast as we release them. 在這些情況下,建議您建立自己的離線安裝程式,並儲存位元以供日後使用。In those situations, we recommend you create your own offline installer and store the bits for future use. 或者,您可以等候下一版更新,該更新一律會是最新更新的超集。Or, you can wait for the next released update which will always be a superset of the most current update.

預覽Previews

從 Visual Studio 2017 開始,客戶可以更輕鬆地預覽即將推出的功能。Starting in Visual Studio 2017, we made it easier for customers to preview upcoming functionality.

此預覽功能的能力不是 Visual Studio 2017 的新功能。The ability to preview features is not new in Visual Studio 2017. 新功能是能夠在標準版本以外,另外獨立安裝預覽版本 (「並存」)。What is new, however, is the ability to install a preview release next to, and independently of, a regular release (“side by side”). 在 Visual Studio 2017 中,發行版本和預覽版本明確設計成可同時存在於一部機器上,而不會對彼此的安裝造成負面影響。With Visual Studio 2017, releases and previews are explicitly designed to exist simultaneously on a machine without causing adverse impact to either installation. 即將在下個次要更新線上推出的所有功能或體驗,都會先以預覽版形式提供。All features or experiences that are coming online in the next minor update will first ship in a preview. 預覽版是為了讓迫不及待想要試用新位元並搶先預覽即將推出之功能的使用者來使用所提供。Previews are meant to be used by those who are enthusiastic about trying out new bits and getting an early peek at upcoming functionality. 雖然預覽版不適合在生產環境中使用,但其品質等級足以讓您在一般情況下使用,並提供意見反應給我們進行改善,再更廣泛地發行功能。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. 在下個次要更新之前會有多個預覽版,而且這些預覽版不一定會依循任何預設排程。There will be multiple previews leading up to the next minor update, and they don’t necessarily adhere to any preset schedule.

如同標準版本,大多數人會透過 IDE 中的通知旗標,注意到預覽版的更新。Like regular releases, most people will become aware of updates to the previews via a notification flag in the IDE. 對應的文件將會提供這些變更的相關資訊,以協助您針對更新所包含的內容及何時進行安裝做出明智的決定。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. 最後,我們將在開發人員社群入口網站上更新所有相關的意見反應項目,告訴您已於何時修正問題及修正位置,藉此關閉迴圈。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

(圖 1) Visual Studio 發行版本和預覽版本
Visual Studio Releases and Previews
(Figure 1) Visual Studio Releases and Previews

此新的發行週期 (圖 1) 是對客戶要求所做的回應,可更快提供 Visual Studio 中執行的更多工作。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. 因為我們現在可以更快提供,所以我們也可以更快回應客戶的意見反應。Because we can now ship quicker, we’re also able to respond to customer feedback quicker. 您可以在我們的開發人員社群中回報意見反應,以引起產品小組的注意,並鼓勵更多客戶參與分析。By reporting feedback on our Developer Community, you raise awareness to our product teams and motivate more customers to participate in the analysis. 我們會努力經常檢閱意見反應,並在問題修正或有因應措施可用時,盡快通知您。We are committed to reviewing feedback frequently and will inform you when issues will be fixed or when workarounds might be available sooner. 我們的版本資訊指出每個版本已解決的所有客戶意見反應,並提供另一個機會,以深入了解我們根據您的意見反應所實作的改進。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. 如需詳細資訊,請參閱如何回報問題For more information, see How to Report a Problem.

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