Jochen was kind enough (again) to post a comment in the previous post that there are at least 3 major issues with the new version of WinDbg.

You can find some of the issues here, here and here.

It seems that all problems stem from the fact that this version was not marked as beta.

I personally didn’t have time to test the new version with some custom extensions, but the responses I’ve been seeing in the newsgroups are a bit too aggressive.

I would like to send a bit kudos to all of the WinDbg team and congratulate them on their work.
If you know (or not), WinDbg is the most used debugger within Microsoft and with such a small team they are doing a heck of a job.

There is no need to panic too much and be too blunt about it. I’m sure each and every one of the team members of WinDbg will be more than happy to address any issues that may be caused in the new beta version.

This is a product like any other product and perhaps by moving to a releases model that is similar to the CTPs of the new parts in Vista would be a bit better.

Release more and release often to a small community that will help the team test and achieve a better test matrix coverage. No need to bitch about it if each and every one of us can lend a hand/computer/head/OS or two.

I just hope some of the WinDbg team members see this post… 🙂