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Servoy R2 2.0 RC2 available

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 5:29 pm
by Jan Aleman
We announce the immediate availability of Servoy 2.0RC2.

NOTE: this is a Release Candidate, use with caution and make BACKUPS before you start.

Before installing: If you use Mac OS X or Linux download the attached servoy_developer.jar and place it in your servoy installation directory.

Make a backup of your current Servoy installation directory. If you don't use Firebird as your repository database also make a backup of the database you use as a repository database server.

Do not use in production until you have verified that it works properly with test data.

Servoy 2.0RC2 is only available via autoupdate. Start Servoy developer 1.2 or 2.0bx and you will be notified about it. This version does not yet contain the new database engine.

[fix]-column properties lost in Servoy 2.0 rc1
[fix]-the function of < > was the opposite in relations
[enh]-readOnly property on form and elements
[enh]-more functions on security node
[enh]-encrypted ssl communication between server and client
[enh]-relation editable on portal
[enh]-mail plugin supports attachements
[fix]-security didn't work properly in b6
various other fixes

Earlier enhancements and fixes:
[enh]-you can now use alt-arrow left and right keys to navigate history
[enh]-place image with correct size
[enh]-delete of multiple media's at once in media dialog
[enh]-date chooser improvements (null == current date, today button, next (or prev) month switches year when needed)
[enh]-images improvements (best of old and new world)
[enh]-stored procedure and database functions call changed (in/output params, must specify the complete call string like "{? = call sp_calcTotal(?,?)}".
[enh]-expand/collapse arrows in the debugger window added to splitpanes.
[enh]-windowMenuDialog is not longer modal and can be used for fast switching between forms during designing forms.
[enh]-tabpanel tab coloring possible via JavaScript
[enh]-it is now possible to use non related tab panels
[enh]-use of system page setup dialog is now optional in developer preferences (apple did required special one, windows can still use system dialog)
[fix]-Memory leaks and
[fix]-getColumnName does not return first column
[fix]-radios/checks focus gained after change data
[fix]-Javascript Engine fix, Datatypes (String/Number/Dates)
[fix]-MSSQL Server solution import problems
[fix]-MSSQL Server problem when a report is using subsum icw 2 sort columns
[fix]-plugin API now also exposes "final fields"
[fix]-rectangles/media fields are now showing all JavaScript methods in code editor
[fix]-reporting grandtotal was not working in all cases
[fix]-use of multiple subsumaries was not working in all cases when sorted differently
[fix]-global relation are now really global, anywhere useable (not longer bound to table)
[fix]-transparency on rtf/text_area now working
[fix]-usage of some beans not allowed
[fix]-problem with resizing font dialog
[fix]-security dialog/import issue ... ight=#3930
[fix]-duplicate form bug
[fix]-mediafield not accessible for javascript
[enh]-remove solution protection (if password is known)
[enh]-server plugin properties are shown admin page
[enh]-storedProcdure support in databaseManager
[enh]-possible to provide initial value to application.showColorChooser(...)/showFontChooser(...)
[enh]-added "-upgradeRepository" flag to server start argument to let the server upgrade the repository.
[enh]-added application.executeProgramInBackground(...)
[enh]-application.writeXMLFile('text.xml',thexml) //writes with the file with encoding as specified in the xml
[enh]-checkboxes/radiobuttons do wrap_horizontal when vertical scrollbar is to never or does layout wrap_vertical when horizontal scrollbar is set to never
[enh]-create temporary files: var tempFileName = application.createTempFile('myfile','pdf')
[enh]-db dependent layer (hibernate), repository on Sybase and firebird 1.5 also work now
[enh]-developer option to use system page setup dialog
[enh]-file plugin
[enh]-global rename in dataprovider dialog
[enh]-global search replace in method editor
[enh]-major image display improvement
[enh]-possible to exclude elements from the tab sequence
[enh]-request last job name on scheduler plugin
[enh]-return false; in form.onHide stops hiding (when for example in dialog)
[enh]-scheduler plugin needs get last runned cron job and args to method
[enh]-stored procedure calling now possible with databaseManager.executeStoredProcedure(...)
[enh]-support for font dialog popup: var font = application.showFontDialog()
[enh]-var thexml = controller.printXML()
[fix]-Scrolling in HTML fields not working
[fix]-debugger has no longer one line mismatch
[fix]-find on not used foundset failed
[fix]-if (dateCalc <= endDate) now works
[fix]-lazy blob loading did not work for related data
[fix]-line clipping
[fix]-no progress shown when creating new release after export
[fix]-stringToNumber change

Problems wwith RCs 1 and 2

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 5:48 pm
by DFehrenbach
I have a solution containing relationships based on calculation fileds on the left side of the relationship that do not work in either rc 1 or 2.
If I go back to b6 the data shows up; upgrading to rc2, the data disappears from the portal based on the relationships. no other changes were made to the data or the solution.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 5:59 pm
by Jan Aleman
I'm unable to reproduce that, can you email a solution that demonstrates that issue to:


PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 9:37 pm
by IT2Be
Nice feature auto update but on my mac it is a d-more-by-hand-update. All uploaded jars, plugins etc are written down in my application directory like dubdir\file etc... In a minute or so I will be taking away all subdir text in the name and throw the files in the right subdir myself :cry:

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 9:51 pm
by Jan Aleman
It looks like apple's java implementation doesnt return the correct path separator. We're working on a fix.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:39 pm
by grahamg
For info the auto update from b6 worked fine on my G4 Powerbook with 10.2.8.

Love the 'floating' windows picker - great idea

Thanks again to the Servoy team.

Graham Greensall

PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 12:52 am
by grahamg
Powerbook with 10.2.8 & Java 1.4.1_01-24 OSX

Sorry Servoy but previous message was premature. I had selected auto-update and then restarted Servoy assuming update had been carried out. But noticed later that splash screen was still showing 'b6'.

Unfortunately after updating to I have also had problems. Have copied the files left in Servoy main directory into sub-directories.

Now find that screen does not update. My solution shows the opening screen - however when I select a menu option the screen title bar shows the new screen title but display does not change - however a button on the selected (but unseen) screen still works - triggers the calender popup. Also cannot get into designer mode although methods screen is OK.

Screens DO redraw when I drag window to a new size.

Tested 'CRM' solution with similar results - after splash screen can only see the lefthand nav bar plus header with ID/Company/Type - nothing in main window. Selecting Contacts or Actions leaves screen unchanged except for title bar.

Went back to 'rc1 build 260' but screen problem remains.

R2 1.2-build 259 is fine but will not open latest version of solution.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Graham Greensall

Re: Problems wwith RCs 1 and 2

PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 12:14 pm
by Jan Aleman
DFehrenbach wrote:I have a solution containing relationships based on calculation fileds on the left side of the relationship that do not work in either rc 1 or 2.
If I go back to b6 the data shows up; upgrading to rc2, the data disappears from the portal based on the relationships. no other changes were made to the data or the solution.

The issues you point out are caused by the fact that RC1 and 2 have fixed the fact that in pre this versions Servoy would inverse the behaviour of < and > when used in relations. The solution is to adjust the relations in your solution.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 1:25 pm
by Jan Aleman
For those on linux and mac experiencing troubles upgrading we have added a file to the first post, place that file in your main Servoy directory and relaunch servoy. The auto upgrade should now work fine.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 1:56 pm
by IT2Be

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2004 1:39 pm
by Guest
WhatM-4s the reasons for this file:


Do I need it?

There is a FILE with the name "servoy_developer.jar" already. Should I replace it or copy the content of the folder "servoy_developer.jar".