MetaTrader 5 Public Beta Testing Begins Next Week


MetaQuotes announced today on the MQL4 forum that the long awaited MetaTrader 5 client terminal will finally be available for testing by the general public in the very near future. According to the announcement:

The start of the public testing is planned for 12 October, 2009

The new software has been in closed beta testing for almost a month by "30 members of the MQL4 community". The testers have filed "about 300 bug reports", and according to MetaQuotes "most of [the] bugs have been fixed."

If like us you're interested in writing expert advisors in the new MQL5 language, and also discovering what bugs remain to be fixed in MT5, you might want to take a crash course in Russian. The website still says that it's "coming soon". An up to date version of Russian language documentation on MQL5 was released earlier this week. If you're keen to get started it can be downloaded from the MQL4 forum, but it looks like we're going to have to wait a while longer for the English version to arrive.

The wait to be able to trade a live account with a US or UK regulated broker that supports MetaTrader 5 is going to be an awful lot longer than that. Alpari Russia have announced that they will be offering demo MetaTrader 5 accounts "in the nearest future". Similar announcements are conspicuous only by their absence from the Alpari UK and Alpari US websites however.

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