Revelation Newsletter November 2018

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November 2018 Newsletter
 

What's New in OpenInsight 10.0.4

Starting with OpenInsight 10.0.4, "child" processes launched from OpenInsight can be configured so that they do not consume additional license seats. In particular, CTO, AREV64, BRW, and O4W calls (using the engine server's built-in web server) made from a copy of OpenInsight will not count against the licensed count of users.

For example, a single user copy of OpenInsight can now run the IDE, a CTO session, and generate a BRW report at the same time.

Note that this enhancement requires both OpenInsight 10.0.4 (or above), and the Universal Driver 5.2 (or above).

OpenInsight 10.0.4 will work with the Universal Driver 5.1, but it will not exhibit these license enhancements until it is

"paired" with a UD 5.2.

To take advantage of this license enhancement for O4W and engine server tasks, users/developers must update their eserver.cfg file (either directly or through the Settings dialogs). In particular, any passwords that are currently explicitly embedded in the eserver.cfg can be replaced with an asterisk ("*"); this indicates that the specific connection should use the enhanced licensing.

This also has the additional advantage of no longer requiring manual updates to the eserver.cfg file when passwords are changed for the applications or users defined in the connection string. (As an additional enhancement, the username can also be replaced with "*" if you wish to use the 'default user' created for an application).
 
    


OpenInsight 10 (10.0.4) will be the final version to target Microsoft’s .Net framework version 4.6.  The next version of OpenInsight 10 will target .Net 4.7. 

Certain versions of Windows (for example, those running Windows 10 version 1507 or earlier) may have difficulty installing the .Net 4.7 framework.  Before you install the next release of OpenInsight 10, please ensure that all required systems have been upgraded to .Net 4.7.  For more information click HERE.


Click HERE for a copy of the OpenInsight 10.0.4 ChangeLog. 


Starting the Presentation Server


While most of an application’s configuration information is stored in various application database records, there are some startup options that need to be determined before the actual database can be accessed (i.e. before the OpenEngine virtual machine is loaded).

The Presentation Server can be configured with a wide range of options at startup, via means of an RXI configuration file, and/or a set of command line switches.  Both methods support nearly all of the same options, but any option specified by a command line switch always overrides the same option specified in the configuration file.

Presentation Server configuration (RXI) files

There are nearly twenty options that can be applied when starting the Presentation Server and adding these as switches to a command line shortcut can be a tedious and error-prone exercise. In order to remedy this, it is possible to create an RXI (Revelation Xml Ini) file to store these options instead, where they are read and parsed by the PS during its boot-up sequence.  Read On...


OpenInsight 8.x and below price increase

Effective January 1, 2019 pricing for OpenInsight SDP's (Runtime and Developer), Annual License Renewals and the pay for versions of the Universal Driver will increase by 10%. 

All OpenInsight 9.x and 10.x pricing will remain the same.  Click HERE for pricing details.

 


An Introduction To The Features and Benefits of OpenInsight 10 Redux

In case you missed our webinar with DBTA on June 7, 2018, you can view it at any time.

Now Available On-Demand: In April, 2018, Revelation Software proudly announced the official release of OpenInsight Development Suite (OI) 10.0. OI 10 has been re-engineered for 64-bit in this new release. In this webinar Mike, Bob and Bryan will provide an overview of the new features and benefits. Watch today!
 

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OpenInsight 10

OpenInsight 10.0.4 Full Installation released

This is a full installation of Revelation Software’s flagship product OpenInsight Development Suite v10.0.4.

Works Members can download OpenInsight 10.0.4 from the Works Downloads section of our web site.


OpenInsight 10.0.4 Update released

This is an update of Revelation Software’s flagship product OpenInsight Development Suite v10.0.4.

Works Members can download OpenInsight 10.0.4 from the Works Downloads section of our web site.
 

 Universal Driver 5.2 released

Universal Driver NUL v5.2 for OpenInsight 10 - This is a 64-bit server side installation for use with OpenInsight 10.  The Universal Driver NUL 5.2 allows files from OpenInsight 10 and OpenInsight 9.4 to share the same Universal Driver.  This version has been updated with the latest ACE libraries. 

Management of the Universal Driver is done via the Management Console.  When paired with OpenInsight 10.0.4 and above "child" processes launched from OpenInsight can be configured so that they do not consume additional license seats.


Universal Driver NUL v5.2 for OpenInsight 9.4 - This is a 64-bit server side installation for use with OpenInsight 9.4 and a 32-bit client side installation for use with OpenInsight 9.4.  The Universal Driver NUL 5.2 allows files from OpenInsight 10 and OpenInsight 9.4 to share the same Universal Driver.  This version has been updated with the latest ACE libraries. 

Management of the Universal Driver is done via the UD Manager.

Software downloads can be found on the Universal Driver page.

 
OpenInsight 10 Video Tutorials

Martyn Phillips of RevSoft UK has created a video tutorial series for OpenInsight 10.  Currently there are 50 lessons posted with more to come.  The most recent additions are as follows:

Lesson 41 A Quick Look at the Edit Table
Lesson 42 Working with a Dialog Box
Lesson 43 Status Line
Lesson 44 Trapping Errors
Lesson 45 A look at Relational Indexes
Lesson 46 Launching a record from an edit table
Lesson 47 Coding and Debugging Symbolic Code
Lesson 48 A Look At Using Splitter Controls
Lesson 49 OLE Controls
Lesson 50 An Introduction to TCL


Click HERE for the OpenInsight 10 video tutorial page.



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