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RapidWeaver 8 was released yesterday with opinions on the forums ranging from “Nightmare” to “Brilliant”. The majority of the comments, however, are positive.
Personally, I’ve been using RW8 for a couple of weeks now and have to say that the transition from 7—8 has been a smooth one.

First off, for those that don’t trust new products, RW7 & RW8 can run side by side. Both apps can share the same addons folder and you can switch back and forth between the two apps without any problems. NOTE: RW8 projects are not backwards compatible, however, you can drag complete [Stacks] pages from RW8 projects into an RW7 project!

Realmac published a long list of things that have changed in the new product. The list does not mention any speed improvements, but simple projects seem to render a preview faster and Dave Hidding has confirmed that the performance of a site generated with RW8 is better than the exact same site generated with RW7.
Check out the new feature videos here.

Two features immediately impressed me:
• Addons can now be enabled/disabled from the preferences panel.
• The new Device Simulator (Apple only) now shows simulations of a wide range of Mac and IOS products. IOS previews can be rotated between landscape and portrait.

What didn’t impress me:

Unsplash Integration offers a range of unpractical sizes (Unsplash has an API that would allow specific sizes to be defined) and, of course, if the images are actually used, they are a) randomly renamed and b) not optimised for the web.

When I booted RW8 this morning, I was greeted by an update window that displayed a long list of ‘First Day Fixes’. All the fixes listed were relatively minor issues.
Conclusion: Even the RW8 beta release was way better than the initial official release of RW7.

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