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Post by NewsgroupServer » 04 Apr 2007, 11:15

 Posted by:  Martin Teetz 


Dear Team Developer Users,

The plans for Team Developer 5.1 are done. Inital feedback from
customers is very positive. It looks like you will be getting a very
exciting new Team Developer release in late Summer this year.
Please see the attached newsletter html-file for all details including
the longer term plans for Team Developer.

Best regards,
Martin Teetz
Director of Product Marketing
Unify / Gupta
Unify / GUPTA April 2007 Newsletter

Team Developer Roadmap Highlights
Team Developer 5.1
SQLBase 9.2
Database Replication and Synchronization with DBMoto
CeBIT Germany 2007 – Update!

Team Developer Roadmap Highlights
Unify is committed to delivering high quality release of Team Developer based on the Team Developer 4.2 code in late Summer 2007. Thanks to our customers feedback, this release will address major feature requirements such as a modern user-interface for applications, exciting new controls and much more.

Major roadmap decisions for Team Developer include: The release of Team Developer 5.1 in late Summer 2007. Following Team Developer 5.1, the roadmap will focus on a .Net version of Team Developer. The first step will be to provide .Net Web Services from Team Developer functional classes and COM servers. This will allow consumption of Team Developer business logic from either .Net or Java applications. Following this will be the ability to create complete .Net applications and .Net Web applications from Team Developer. No support for Linux in future editions of Team Developer.

Team Developer 5.1
Team Developer 5.1 will be an exciting new release of Team Developer that will bring the look and feel of your applications to the latest user interface standards, such as Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Windows XP. The goal for this release is for customers to be able to load existing applications based on TD 4.x, compile and run them immediately without any migration work. The standard look and feel of applications will automaticall convert to Windows XP but can be changed to Windows Vista and Office 2007 if required. The new user interface will enable partners to resell existing Team Developer applications as upgrades to their existing user base. Furthermore, for selling applications to new prospects, the new look and feel of TD makes it one of the very few development products available in the market with the Office 2007 UI!

Take a look at the rich features and functionality planned for Team Developer 5.1: New application GUI themes, Windows Vista, Office 2007, Windows XP New controls to improve your application look and feel, including: New date and time pickers Multi-column Combo Box Balloon Tooltips New Tab Control Tabbed Toolbars New Grid Control Ribbon Toolbar (Office 2007 style) New GUI for the IDE Updated database routers Unicode support in Team Developer and Report Builder Consume Web Services by clicking on a WSDL file Web Application Manager support including increased scalability and faster HTML-generation Improved ActiveX integration including support for the iUnknown interface and better Event support PDF printing from Report Builder and Team Developer applications

SQLBase Roadmap
We are excited to announce the first combined Unify/GUPTA SQLBase release targeted for September 2007. In this release, we are accelerating the delivery of important and must-have customer requested features. The primary focus of this release is scalability, reliability and Performance.
In particular we will address row-level locking, concurrency limitations, database deadlocks and index lock contention. The following features/enhancements are planned for the September 2007 release of SQLBase. A new isolation level to provide row-level locking behavior Significantly increased number of concurrent users Elimination of non application-related deadlocks Removal of index lock contention Microsoft Windows Vista Certification 64-bit platform support Improved performance Intelligent conversion and upgrade mechanism DBS file version check utility Auto-increment column type Unlimited backup and snapshot backup file sizes Unify/GUPTA is committed to listening to customer requests and delivering products/features that add value to the customer base. We are investing in the continuing success of the SQLBase product line. Look for more exciting news to come in the months ahead.

Database Replication and Synchronization with DBMoto

DBMoto offers feature rich and easy to use refresh and real-time replication among and between SQLBase and other databases like Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. Many SQLBase customers have heterogeneous database environments that need the ability to replicate and synchronize data between the several databases they own. DBMoto provides a fast and economical solution for customers facing challenges in accessing data.

DBMoto performs refresh and real-time data replication for enterprise database server and desktop database replication needs. DBMoto supports large database deployments where for example a sales force is equipped with a database solution running on individual field sales laptops. Sales needs to synchronize the data with a central database once or twice a day in order to receive latest updates from headquarters and to upload orders taken during the day. Another common requirement for replication is to replicate the databases of many subsidiaries and offices with a central database within the headquarters datacenter. DBMoto can be used to create standby hot-backups of production databases that can take over database services when the main system fails.
How DBMoto can help you >>Read More. CeBIT Germany 2007 – Update!
According to official survey results from Dt. Messe AG, CeBIT 2007 proved to surpass exhibitor expectations with more business visitors compared to the past years. CeBIT 2007 attracted 379,000 business visitors, up 14,000 from the previous year. After years of holding back, all signs pointed to a small and medium-sized business comeback on the investment track.
With the first official appearance of Unify/GUPTA and our combined product portfolio we attracted significant traffic of visitors, potential partners and business opportunities. Located again in hall 3, D38, we showcased our brand new booth, and unveiled our new unified product portfolio theme: “Leverage the best of two worlds: Develop Rich Applications for all worlds ultra-fast!” In other words users can leverage the extreme rapid development (xRAD) speed for desktop and web applications and for service-oriented architecture with Team Developer and NXJ Developer, respectively.
For those of you that missed the show, here is an overview of key topics we focused on at this year’s CeBIT: Development of innovative Rich Internet Applications (RIA) that leverage the power and flexibility of SOA Extreme rapid development (xRAD) of Rich Internet Applications with modern AJAX technology Web Services based on standard technology Flexible cross-platform database environment Easy database integration into vertical solutions Extra security for embedded databases Flexible, end-user friendly reporting solution Business Process Management (BPM) Automatic Lotus Notes application migration Database replication for SQLBase with SQLBase, Oracle and SQLServer

If you would like to learn more about these topics or our product roadmap, product development and upcoming releases, please feel free to contact: Ines Piech. We are more than happy to arrange a conference call or meet you on-site.

We will of course continue to inform you on future events, fairs and roadshows throughout 2007 and would welcome the opportunity to meet you at a local GUPTA/Unify event.

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 04 Apr 2007, 16:53

 Posted by:  Matthias Körner 

GUPTA Winter 2007 NewsletterHi Martin,
is It true, You will go back to 4.2 and will redesingn the whole GTD? In my opinion it is an god decision, because we have think about Fechers PPJ to go to .NET, because the work to make it running on 5.0 was min. so much as to go to .net. Now we can hope that there will be no such big thing.
The focus on .NET is good. All our customers are running Win on Workstations. SB on Linux is fine but TD in Linux can not be the same as TD on Windows. I think its possible but not in one step!

What´s with the WebAppServer in 5.1?
What´s with TOM in 5.1?

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 04 Apr 2007, 17:16

 Posted by:  Martin Teetz 


I'm glad you like our new plans. Td 5.1 will include Web Application
Manager, it will be more scalable and provide faster html generation.
TOM will be part of TD 5.1 as well. It will have many many problems fixed.

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 04 Apr 2007, 17:31

 Posted by:  Yoda 

Hi,

A couple of questions

>>

1)
Does "Windows Vista Theme" mean you are simulating Aero look in a XP
environment ? There were some Active X packages that used to simulate
XP look for 98 environments. Is it like that?

2)And will these work in Windows 2000?

Lastly, the main portion looks good... The only thing i can suggest(and
i hope i speak for all) is that traditional SAL/OOP/IDE shouldnt
ignored. There should be atleast 3-4 features/functions (even if minor)
should be there. I am thinking debugging improvements/Constructors/More
SAL functions/Active Assistant etc....

I strongly suggest you include SqlDebugString. Its a function suggested
to in wishlist. It will help reduce debugging time for SQL statements
by 99% and it wont take more than a day to develop.

Thanks Everyone
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Post by NewsgroupServer » 04 Apr 2007, 22:10

 Posted by:  Dave Rabelink 


Let me make some comments on this.

Personally I like the roadmap, it looks promising.

First the step to .NET. If I should bet my money, it would be .NET.
You can say anything about it, like or dislike it, but it is
Microsoft. Here the people determining the architecture to come have
.NET in their minds. It would make the position of TD in this
environment much tighter if the road to .NET is open. .NET apps
consuming TD components and building .NET apps using TD get it into
the picture again.

The look&feel of the GUI's build in TD, new components and up-to-date
graphics does attract customers. The prospect of having
Office2007/Vista like frontends appeals to me. After years having
owner drawn objects by TD (which were outdated) there is really need
to fresh and new stuff.

UNICODE is a pré. In a modern development environment it should be
supported. Here we will not use it explicitly, but looking at the more
global market it's introduction to TD will be beneficial.

Let me make a suggestion. Enhance the ability to do pure component
development in SAL. Not only create components to be consumed by other
apps, but also pure SAL/TD implementation of (visual) components to be
used in TDTD apps integration.
Dynalibs as it is featured now does the job quite well, but it needs a
fresh new featureset. It is not needed to rely on external
architectures like webservices or COM/ActiveX, a pure TD
implementation can do the same as long the application architecture is
purely based on SAL.

I will put some effort in my suggestion to write a white paper on
component development in TD using Dynalibs.

The roadmap seems a good direction to me.

Dave

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 05 Apr 2007, 14:23

 Posted by:  Thomas Lauzi 


Yes,
such a function would be nice.
We use currently a SQL-Monitor, where every SQL-Statements with bindvars (or
the replaced content) is shown, so that the SQL-Statement could be tested
directly in SQL-Console. The SQL-Monitor also shows the execution time which
is very helpful for detecting bottlenecks.
Such a debug window in TD (like the "debug message window", where message a
protocolled ), where you see at runtime the SQL-Statements with the contents
of the binds would IMHO be a killer feature.

Regards,
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Post by NewsgroupServer » 05 Apr 2007, 17:29

 Posted by:  Suren Behari 

Hi Karthik,

Please finds comments embedded below...

[Suren] Internally there is a global paint manager component that handles
all the painting for theme consistency for all available controls.

[Suren] The addition of a Constructor Outline type is in the PRD and we are
also investigating ways on improving the Active Coding Assistant.

[Suren] This one has been in and out - will try to sneak it in this time
round.

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 05 Apr 2007, 18:58

 Posted by:  Yoda 

>

Does anyone know what is "PRD"?? Does it mean its there or not??

There are dozens of improvements that can be made. But ACA needs two
improvements at the barest minimum. One is to provide proper help
for SAL function parameters. Second it to jump from a function call
to the function definition and jump back.

I once again recommend you consider the SQL Debug function. It will save
some poor soul hours of wasteful debugging. A monitor like Thomas
suggested is ideal. But this will be a good start.. I would buy 5.1 just
for this one function.

A few features like this in addition to the GUI/Unicode and it will make
5.1 something to look forward too.

Thanks Everyone
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Post by NewsgroupServer » 06 Apr 2007, 09:10

 Posted by:  Igor Ivanovic 

Suren,

This time I will not comment "the new and exciting version", I'll wait
until I actually see it.

Just glad to see you haven't left Gupta and are still here with us. It
makes me feel more confident.

Igor

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 06 Apr 2007, 10:22

 Posted by:  Suren Behari 

Hi Karthik,

The PRD is the Product Requirements Document that details the features and
usage scenarios for a product release.

F2 & Ctrl+F2 allows you to jump to declaration and back, respectively.

Thanks,
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Post by NewsgroupServer » 06 Apr 2007, 14:38

 Posted by:  Armin Pokorny 


Would be nice to have a SqlGetLastStatementEx( hSql ).
I think machines today have enough memory to store the SQLStatement per
cursor.

best regards
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Post by NewsgroupServer » 12 Apr 2007, 09:56

 Posted by:  TAB 

GUPTA Winter 2007 NewsletterHi Martin,

These plans look very promising,and we look forward to the new version. If you can deliver on this, we have newfound confidence in the future of your company and the relevance of your tools. I do have a couple of questions I'd like to see you respond to:

- can you expand on what the new grid control will mean in terms of functionality? We would love to see options like tree structure (like we have via MTable), 'sub-tables' (meaning each tree branch can have it's own column headers and the like), multi-column drop down in grid columns, and we would like to keep options like MTable's exports to HTML and Excel, and preferably add PDF as well. The print options from MTable are very useful to us, and we'd like to see those embedded in the new control)
- as far as your longer term path to .NET, are you essentially planning to build a new compiler that will generate CIL from SAL code?
- will we get access to more details before the release (or maybe even the PRD)?
- are you expecting to do an open BETA? If so, when can we expect to get a first look?

Best regards,
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Post by NewsgroupServer » 12 Apr 2007, 11:37

 Posted by:  Martin Teetz 


Hi TAB,

We will create a version of Team Developer that creates .Net managed
code from a TD app. I can't tell you yet how that will work in detail.

Regarding your grid question. The existing table window will remain as
is for backward compatibility. It should be rather easy to bring mtable
to TD 5.1 level. Ideally it should just work, but the Unicode changes
might need some changes on mtable side as well.

You can use the new grid control if you like in your applications, that
would be migration work to include that.

We will continue to send out monthly newsletters with an increasing
amount of details about TD 5.1.

Best regards,
Martin

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 12 Apr 2007, 12:27

 Posted by:  Michael Stoll \(MICSTO\) 

Hi Martin,

if the code base of table windows / child tables in 5.1 is identical to 4.2
I don't see any problems to provide M!Table/M!Image version for 5.1.
But UNICODE is of course a new topic which I'll have to handle in
M!Table/M!Image.
Will UNICODE be fixed integrated in 5.1, or will there be a choice to use
UNICODE?
If there will be a choice, I'd need an API function to determine if UNICODE
is used!

Michael

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Post by NewsgroupServer » 12 Apr 2007, 12:50

 Posted by:  Armin Pokorny 

- Can we hope that the new TD 5.1 table window controll does not look as
ugly as the TD 5.0 table window?

regards
armin

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