Avoid IB TWS 920 (current version)

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Avoid IB TWS 920 (current version)

Postby sptrader » 15 Nov 2011

I updated to build 920 last night and although the quotes were coming in , the TWS screen was frozen, I couldn't change tabs. I shutdown and re-started it last night, all seemed ok until this morning, when the same problem occurred. (frozen screen).
TWS ver 918 is stable...
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Re: Avoid IB TWS 920 (current version)

Postby bibulous » 16 Nov 2011

Same here with TWS 920 and MC 7.2beta.

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Re: Avoid IB TWS 920 (current version)

Postby TJ » 16 Nov 2011

Be forewarned !

IB is famous for posting new TWS before it is thoroughly tested.
In the past, they have made changes to the internals without telling their software partners,
causing multiples of charting software to hang.

That is why I always run the oldest TWS until it is no longer supported.

For most users, there is absolutely no reason to constantly upgrade.

Unless you MUST have a new feature in the new version,
otherwise, please, don't fix anything that ain't broke.
A trading system is like a Rubik's cube, if you move one thing, it will impact others.
Trading is a serious business, please do not take changes lightly.
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Re: Avoid IB TWS 920 (current version)

Postby PricePuzzle » 16 Nov 2011

TJ wrote:For most users, there is absolutely no reason to constantly upgrade.

Unless you MUST have a new feature in the new version,
otherwise, please, don't fix anything that ain't broke.
A trading system is like a Rubik's cube, if you move one thing, it will impact others.
Trading is a serious business, please do not take changes lightly.

Somehow i got the same feeling from Multicharts from time to time...

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Re: Avoid IB TWS 920 (current version)

Postby TJ » 16 Nov 2011

PricePuzzle wrote:
TJ wrote:For most users, there is absolutely no reason to constantly upgrade.

Unless you MUST have a new feature in the new version,
otherwise, please, don't fix anything that ain't broke.
A trading system is like a Rubik's cube, if you move one thing, it will impact others.
Trading is a serious business, please do not take changes lightly.

Somehow i got the same feeling from Multicharts from time to time...

There is a difference.

When MultiCharts releases a "test" version, it is called a "Beta".

Please see explanation of Software release life cycle:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_r ... life_cycle


Users who do not wish to try out new features are encouraged to stay with the Official Release.

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Re: Avoid IB TWS 920 (current version)

Postby PricePuzzle » 17 Nov 2011

In my case, i do not want to try new features. But the reasons to use the beta are Stability and communication between brokers and datafeed. For example i can not use 7.0, because of stability. 7.2 is my only choice because stability resolved. Then i have stop problem with 7.2.

Would it be a good idea if MC can have Official release (7.0) with the updating only on Stability, datafeed, brokers? No new features added.

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Re: Avoid IB TWS 920 (current version)

Postby DRCM » 17 Nov 2011

TJ wrote:
PricePuzzle wrote:
TJ wrote:For most users, there is absolutely no reason to constantly upgrade.

Unless you MUST have a new feature in the new version,
otherwise, please, don't fix anything that ain't broke.
A trading system is like a Rubik's cube, if you move one thing, it will impact others.
Trading is a serious business, please do not take changes lightly.

Somehow i got the same feeling from Multicharts from time to time...

There is a difference.

When MultiCharts releases a "test" version, it is called a "Beta".

Please see explanation of Software release life cycle:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_r ... life_cycle


Users who do not wish to try out new features are encouraged to stay with the Official Release.


Hi TJ,

There is, but not a big difference. Everybody knows MultiCharts never been bug free software.

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Re: Avoid IB TWS 920 (current version)

Postby DRCM » 17 Nov 2011

PricePuzzle wrote:In my case, i do not want to try new features. But the reasons to use the beta are Stability and communication between brokers and datafeed. For example i can not use 7.0, because of stability. 7.2 is my only choice because stability resolved. Then i have stop problem with 7.2.

Would it be a good idea if MC can have Official release (7.0) with the updating only on Stability, datafeed, brokers? No new features added.


It would be really good idea if we had separate updates for official release related to stability, brokers and etc. New features would be left for beta versions and those who want to test it. I think you still would be able to find enough people who will be happy to go for beta.

P.S. Also, would be nice to have possibility to run two versions of multicharts on the same machine. e.g. MC 7.0 official and at the same time we could play with betas as well.

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Re: Avoid IB TWS 920 (current version)

Postby sptrader » 17 Nov 2011

The topic is about Interactive Broker's TWS software bug, NOT about MC...
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Re: Avoid IB TWS 920 (current version)

Postby DRCM » 17 Nov 2011

sptrader wrote:The topic is about Interactive Broker's TWS software bug, NOT about MC...


I downgraded my TWS from 920 to 918.9b

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Re: Avoid IB TWS 920 (current version)

Postby Henry MultiСharts » 17 Nov 2011

PricePuzzle wrote:In my case, i do not want to try new features. But the reasons to use the beta are Stability and communication between brokers and datafeed. For example i can not use 7.0, because of stability. 7.2 is my only choice because stability resolved. Then i have stop problem with 7.2.
Would it be a good idea if MC can have Official release (7.0) with the updating only on Stability, datafeed, brokers? No new features added.

MultiCharts is a solid software. That is not possible to update only a part of it.
Stability updates are complex and recommended to most of the users.

DRCM wrote:It would be really good idea if we had separate updates for official release related to stability, brokers and etc. New features would be left for beta versions and those who want to test it. I think you still would be able to find enough people who will be happy to go for beta.

P.S. Also, would be nice to have possibility to run two versions of multicharts on the same machine. e.g. MC 7.0 official and at the same time we could play with betas as well.

You can run full licensed version of MultiCharts alongside with MCDT on one PC simultaneously.

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Re: Avoid IB TWS 920 (current version)

Postby HarryHindsight » 17 Nov 2011

Best software upgrade advise i got was,
The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.


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