Glimpse RC Arrives!

Well its been a long time coming but the RC for Glimpse v1 is finally here. This release has almost been a year in the works. It contains a complete architectural overhaul on both the client and server, laying the foundation for the future of Glimpse and many cool things to come.

Looking to the release itself, here is the list of what Glimpse includes:

  • .NET 3.5 and 4.0 support (with the foundations of what we need to do to support 4.5 and above)
  • MVC 2 and 3 support (with the foundations of what we need to do to support 4 and above)
  • Performance improvements across the whole system (with more to come)
  • Ability for tab authors to control layouts (i.e. column widths, positions, etc)
  • Lazy rendering of tab layouts in client to help improve rendering performance
  • Implementation of a module based architecture on the client
  • Higher timing resolutions across the system (sub millisecond)
  • Reworked Security engine (making it easier to create custom policies which determine if Glimpse should be turned on or off)
  • Removed default “restrict IP range” policy
  • Removed use of MEF

Installing the RC

As usual Glimpse can be downloaded via NuGet. The only thing to remember is that the RC package is currently in Prerelease hence you need to make sure you get this version:

Command Line

Install-Package Glimpse.Mvc3 -IncludePrerelease

Manage Packages

Looking forward

Our next step is to confirm that we have a stable release and make any changes that come out of the RC. In parallel to this effort we will be getting .NET 4.5 and MVC4 support out. After that we plan to start looking to get a website refresh out the door and start seeing what we can do for WebAPI and SignalR. In a similar timeframe to these we would love to see what more we can do for Web Forms.

We also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made this release possible:

  • @kristofferahl – Helping make the lives of tab authors easier with his kickass fluent API skills
  • @steven_lauwers – Thanks for your continued support and idea bouncing
  • @ElizAyer – For your constant encouragement and telling us to “ship it!!!”
  • @headloose – His problem solving skills are second to none 😉
  • @shanselman – Helping guide us and being a great mentor
  • @TheCodeJunkie and @gblock – Pushing us to support self hosting and OWN
  • @redgate – For sponsoring the project and helping make the dream of Glimpse come true

7 thoughts on “Glimpse RC Arrives!

    1. avanderhoorn Post author

      Thanks! We are looking at getting MVC4 support out asap. In reality this will likely be after Christmas.

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  2. Lee

    Any idea when MVC4 be supported? I’m holding off upgrading an MVC3 application simply because I can’t live without Glimpse support.

    1. avanderhoorn Post author

      With the release of RC2 we are pretty much code complete complete for v1. Depending on feedback we get we will release the general release within the week. After that we hope to have an initial cut supporting MVC4 within a couple of weeks.


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