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TI Connect CE 5.0 Released
« on: February 24, 2015, 02:19:21 pm »
With the success of Project Periodical, I will be starting on some other news articles and the like. This isn't extremely new, but it has yet to be discussed here on Omni.

As is tradition with TI in recent years, every time they have released a new calc, they have released either an update for existing connectivity software (such as the TI Connect update that arrived with the CSE) or completely new software (such as the Nspire-specific link software). With the upcoming arrival of the TI 84 Plus CE, a new color calculator built to be better, faster, and stronger, TI has released TI Connect CE 5.0. This software brings back some of the functionality of Graph Link with a program editor, but stops support for the 68k calcs and all non-USB z80 calcs. So while this is an update of sorts, TI Connect 4.0 is still available.

As far as performance, I have not yet been able to test the connectivity part of the software, but as stated on CodeWalrus, the software is much faster in both transfer speed and loading times than TI Connect 4.0. The device explorer and screen capture features also feature easy switching between multiple connected calculators. The programming editor interface reminds one of TokenIDE and SourceCoder with the tokens list and reference on the side, but with a more sleek and modern feel. The downsides are that Axe syntax and extended basic syntax are not currently supported due to this being TI's program, and not the community's.



Sources:
http://codewalr.us/index.php?topic=271.0
https://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=16078

EDIT: Full review now available here
« Last Edit: February 25, 2015, 12:23:22 pm by pimathbrainiac »
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Re: TI Connect CE 5.0 Released
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 02:24:55 pm »
Nice try TI, I'll still use SourceCoder or IES, hehe. Also makes me more excited for the CE

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Re: TI Connect CE 5.0 Released
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 02:26:27 pm »
I use IES, myself, since it has nice project system and the like. My only problem is the lack of a tokens sidebar/menu.

Thanks for the Newsing, btw.
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