Sketchup 2016 release and Ruby dependencies. At the company I work for we have religiously upgraded our Sketchup Pro versions for all our users and the plugin my team has been developing and maintaining for the past 5 years. Typically, come December/Jan of every year, we get a mail to upgrade our Sketchup versions to the latest and greatest. It comes with a share of surprises, having our team scrambling to support it. For example, we had 64 bit support, Ruby 2.0 support getting us to retest everything.
Our plugin uses some C++ libraries, so every new version brings in it share of concerns (will it work; how much is the change etc)
While i understand from an intellectual property/marketing standpoint, Trimble cannot leak features of the new upcoming product, I really would like to see some beta programs (could be a paid subscription) which gives plugin developers at the Ruby side of things a heads up on what is coming, with the usual NDA’s (non-disclosure agreements) in place. Is it already there or are there any plans of starting something. All we need is heads up on what is coming.