Version 2.0 (RC2)

Rating:        Based on 16 ratings
Reviewed:  13 reviews
Downloads: 12559
Released: Aug 8, 2008
Updated: Aug 11, 2008 by pwalke
Dev status: -not yet defined by owner-

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Release Notes

Facebook toolkit 2.0 RC2 is ready for consumption

We just released an updated release candidate (RC2) of 2.0 today. The goal of this release is to give the new API to our existing community so that they can begin consuming it right away.

Included in this release is
1. The new facebook toolkit API that leverages Linq2XSD for parsing and entity objects
2. MSTest Unit tests for each method along with Test lists for every major functional area.
a. Note: Some of these tests fail, but this is because some of the API’s from facebook are in beta themselves. (This means we’ve actually tested every method in the toolkit and know that a method works or doesn’t)
3. A desktop application demonstrating consuming the new API.
4. Documentation for all methods, created by Sandcastle.
5. IFrame and FBML Sample applications demonstrating using the new toolkit and facebook profile features.
6. An updated getting started guide.

1.Please get your hands dirty within the next week with this release. Clarity will continue working on this release in the upcoming weeks. (As facebook finalizes and fully rolls out the updated profile changes). We will continue to monitor discussions and field any bugs/feature requests, so get your feedback in soon so that your voice is heard.
2. If you plan to contribute to the project, you’ll need to install LINQ to XSD to get the facebook api project to compile.

Reviews for this release

Not fit to be an RC, and the previous version is unlikely to work with new facebook API. No sourcecode updates for at least a month, even though facebook has just undergone a major update and is still making late changes. Developers are reporting that they have "other priorities" on other projects. This project needs some serious leadership. It has potential though.
by ebswift on Oct 21, 2008 at 11:19 AM
According to FxCop you didn't follow a single rule from Design Guidelines for Class Library Developers!
by mauritricoli on Oct 21, 2008 at 12:04 AM
not good enough, and no responses to reasonable comments on codeplex.
by zznikh on Oct 20, 2008 at 9:54 AM
zero backwards compatibility to previous releases. it's .NET 3.5 which isn't a bad thing except for the fact that it wasnt documented very well. I wish I knew that before I spent all that time updating the namespaces, functions and classes to this new release. Now I'm stuck with either porting my app to 3.5 or reverting back to a prior toolkit release. Either way, theres a lot of time lost.
by jeffmagill on Oct 10, 2008 at 10:05 PM
You completely changed the namespaces. And you're using Microsoft's obnoxious LINQ rubbish. Why do you hate us so?
by afroblanco on Oct 10, 2008 at 2:21 PM
The included documentation is entirely incorrect. The samples will not work as they reference the methods from the 1.7 release. No explaination on even how to begin connecting to Facebook.
by cquick on Oct 7, 2008 at 4:19 AM
Namespace is all over the place and everything is totally different from v1.7 but it does work.
by mrated on Oct 6, 2008 at 10:24 AM
Doesn't work
by vtml on Oct 6, 2008 at 6:14 AM
Doesn't work at all. Had to install 1.7 again
by TGrimace on Oct 2, 2008 at 7:40 PM
rubbish. work on 1.7 again.
by midowazzan on Oct 1, 2008 at 9:16 AM
A complete mess.
by jmiles540 on Sep 29, 2008 at 5:35 PM
The very basic samples don't even compile.
by sporn on Sep 24, 2008 at 10:00 PM
Not ready to be called a release candidate. Samples do not work, poor documentation, functionality not achieved against current Facebook API.
by revbones on Sep 24, 2008 at 7:54 PM