Servoy R2 2.0 RC7 available

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Servoy R2 2.0 RC7 available

Postby Jan Aleman » Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:36 pm

We announce the immediate availability of Servoy 2.0RC7.

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 have a look at the special note mentioned with the RC2 announcement:
http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1136

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 2.0RC7 is only available via autoupdate. You need to have Servoy 2.0b6 or later to autoupdate. This version does not yet contain the new database engine. If you don't get the autoupdate notification edit your servoy.properties file, make sure the last line in it reads:
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wantsBetaCodeNotifies=true


Enhancements and fixes:

[fix]-value not removed from related valuelists http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=6299
[fix]-method editor does not show http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=6204
[fix]-special matte values are not remembered http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=6264
[fix]-security.createGroup/user is not reflected in dialog until application is restarted http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=6170
[fix]-Can't create a field after deleting one first... http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=6133
[fix]-possible to mark a column as db identity http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1438
[fix]-related search not working correctly http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1430
[fix]-test if form is being displayed in dialog http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1427
[fix]-assigning value to global variable http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1425
[fix]-Tabpanel tooltip http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1431
[fix]-Save/onchange data fixes http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1402
[fix]-Tracking fixes http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1403
[fix]-The combo's list uses the format now http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1394
[fix]-Radio/Checkbox component fixes http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1391
[fix]-Empty choices not visible anymore in solution settings start/stop methods http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1371
[fix]-javascript splice on java native arrays http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1375
[fix]-Memory usage http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1372
[fix]-possibility to create empty valuelists http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1370
[fix]-valuelist filled with dataset is lost http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1340


Earlier enhancements and fixes:
[enh]-Form by query http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=5692
[enh]-refresh more than one record at once http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=5783
[enh]-get server time: application.getServerTimeStamp() http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=5780
[enh]-indicate SSL use http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=5759
[enh]-double click on method type properties http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=5756
[enh]-updates via SQL http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=5456
[enh]-losing database connection overnight http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=5411
[enh]-servoy_row_bgcolor http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1054
[enh]-databaseManager.getFoundSetDataProviderAsArray(...)
[enh]-relation spec tooltip in relation overview dialog
[enh]-portals elements are now in the accessible in javascript (under elements node) http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1334
[enh]-more undo in the codeeditor, added menu items in edit menu http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1324
[enh]-time can be changed in datechooser if format contains time portion http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1347
[fix]-loading image refresh problem http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=5765
[fix]-Resizing the property editor of a dataprovider/field http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=5792
[fix]-plugins.http.getMediaData and outofmemory http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=5729
[fix]-Tracking strange behaviour http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=5722
[fix]-Problems with maximum aggregation http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=5650
[fix]-doubleclicking a selected valuelist http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=5460
[fix]-tab panel save problem http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=5028
[fix]-various import/export problems: http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1139 , http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1189
[fix]-check relations if rename of globals and delete of globals or columns http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1207
[fix]-using 2 same tablenames on different servers http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1205
[fix]-tabsequence if buttons don't have an action yet http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1260
[fix]-some concurrent modification exception fixes
[fix]-relations dialog stays empty when one or more relations are invalid http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1333
[fix]-Custom controllers in formdialog not showing http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1342
[fix]-found workaround for menu bars graying out under the mac 1.4.2 release http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1280
[fix]-various readOnly property fixes http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1212 and http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1283
[fix]-disappearing rows in the popup of the Combox http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1228
[fix]-combobox renderer under win lnf value dissappears in portal table http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1303
[enh]-databasesManager.convertFoundset(...) http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1171
[enh]-databasesManager.convertToDataSet(...) http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t ... c&start=15
[fix]-extends search did not always work from JavaScript
[fix]-fixed use of drawings in portals
[fix]-name mixup when global exists with same name as column
[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
[enh]-you can now use alt-arrow left and right keys to navigate history
[enh]-place image with correct size http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=4110#4110
[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) http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=966
[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) http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=925
[fix]-Memory leaks http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=897&start=15 and http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=4366#4366
[fix]-getColumnName does not return first column
[fix]-radios/checks focus gained after change data http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=102
[fix]-Javascript Engine fix, Datatypes (String/Number/Dates) http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1046
[fix]-MSSQL Server solution import problems http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=4341
[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 http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=755
[fix]-problem with resizing font dialog http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1037
[fix]-security dialog/import issue http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p ... 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.playSound('media:///click.wav')
[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 http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=450
[enh]-global rename in dataprovider dialog http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=3865#3865
[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 http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=830
[enh]-return false; in form.onHide stops hiding (when for example in dialog) http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=762
[enh]-scheduler plugin needs get last runned cron job and args to method http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=878
[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 http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=3701
[fix]-no progress shown when creating new release after export
[fix]-stringToNumber change http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?p=3781#3781
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Postby IT2Be » Tue Feb 24, 2004 3:31 pm

I have downloaded the update twice now but the splash still shows rc6.

I have noticed that some plugins have the date of today now but the lib dir doesn't hold any files later than feb 14.

No jars with a directory in the naming in the servoy root either...

OS X 10.3.2...
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Postby patrick » Tue Feb 24, 2004 4:08 pm

worked fine for me (Win XP)
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Postby Harry Catharell » Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:51 pm

OSX 10.3.2

seems to have worked first time for me

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Postby Anne Verrinder » Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:50 am

Newbie here. I was able to get to rc7 after a few cycles of download and restart. Stuff is scattered in the Servoy directory, as others have experienced, but I can put it in the right places. My question: Jan's post says to read the RC2 release notes ... went there, and it says to make sure to download the "attached" servoy_developer.jar. I've looked all over that page for a while now, and I cannot find anything "attached" nor anything that looks downloadable (never mind wondering why we'd want an RC2 blob when updating to RC7). Does anyone know where to get that, or if we indeed need it? If that wasn't the part of the RC2 announcement that I was supposed to pay attention to, what was?

Duh. thanks!
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Postby bcusick » Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:17 am

Anne Verrinder wrote:Newbie here. I was able to get to rc7 after a few cycles of download and restart. Stuff is scattered in the Servoy directory, as others have experienced, but I can put it in the right places. My question: Jan's post says to read the RC2 release notes ... went there, and it says to make sure to download the "attached" servoy_developer.jar. I've looked all over that page for a while now, and I cannot find anything "attached" nor anything that looks downloadable (never mind wondering why we'd want an RC2 blob when updating to RC7). Does anyone know where to get that, or if we indeed need it? If that wasn't the part of the RC2 announcement that I was supposed to pay attention to, what was?

Duh. thanks!


Hi Anne,

Here's the release naming conventions:

Servoy # BETA #

This is a release where most of the stuff works - and we're working on implementing fixes/suggestions from forum

Servoy RC (Release Candidate) #

This is where we are getting set to release the product - and have either been notified of bugs - or there has been a big outcry from the list on a certain feature that "needs" to be in there. In ALL CASES a "RC" release is LATER than a "BETA" release. :-)

You can ususally download the latest BETA (OR RC) at: http://developer.servoy.com ("downloads" link - click on "Latest Beta" section). You can do this to get a fresh install of 2.0RC3. In this release (2.0RC3...2.0RC7) - we have made the updates ONLY available via "auto-update" - there are no new installers for 2.0RC3...2.0RC7. The reason for this is because we're getting ready to change out the default database backend - but we want people to still use whatever they've created in the meantime.

SO... here are instructions for getting to Servoy 2.0RC7:

1) Download the "base" BETA release at http://developer.servoy.com - THIS SHOULD BE 2.0RC3;

2) Once installed - launch it (so it can do the first time use stuff);

3) When prompted to auto-update - SAY OK to the update.

4) When it's done setting up the first time, and you get the confirmation message that a new build has been downloaded - EXIT Servoy and re-launch.

You should see "RC 7" in the splash on launch.

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Postby Anne Verrinder » Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:20 am

thanks, Bob!

... and that "attached" servoy_developer.jar file ... where in the forum do I click to download it (re: instructions in Jan's original post on this thread to go see the rc2 insructions, which in turn say we need this file) ... ?
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Postby Bert » Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:58 am

Hi Anne,
Welcome to the 'club', seen your posts many times on FM-lists :wink:

More info about upgrading you'll find in this topic at the last post of Harry Catharell.

Hope this helps to get you going...
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Thanks Bert, still need answer to first question.

Postby Anne Verrinder » Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:26 am

I followed your link to Harry's conversation, and see that he had upgrade issues, but worked them out. I am already upgraded to RC7 - it took a few cycles of download/restart before it stopped announcing upgrades, but I'm good on that. Harry mentions developer_servoy.jar but doesn't ask how to get it, so I'm assuming it's clear to everyone but me how one downloads this file via a forum message. I *didn't* download it, since I couldn't find it, but did experience what Harry did: several cyles of update/restart before I saw RC7.

Jan's original post (1452) on RC7 said, in effect, "go see RC2 message". RC2 message, with a link to http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1136. I went to 1136, and it said "download the attached servoy_developer.jar and place it in your servoy installation directory". I have to assume this process was not part of the normal auto-update, or why would it have been a special note/instruction?

I've looked a third time now, and am still at a loss. What i need to know, I think is: when someone tells you there's something attached to a forum message, exactly where does one click on their message to download whatever is attached. Or, did anyone else using OS X download this file? Could some kind soul just email it to me? annev@eclipse.net.
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Postby mattman » Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:46 am

It looks like my upgrade didn't like my servoy.properties file. In fact. After upgrade it wipped it out. :(

Luckily, I use an editor that creates .bak files and I had a backup. Just thought I would mention it in case anyone else had their properties emptied.
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Re: Thanks Bert, still need answer to first question.

Postby bahamaen » Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:44 am

Anne Verrinder wrote:I followed your link to Harry's conversation, and see that he had upgrade issues, but worked them out. I am already upgraded to RC7 - it took a few cycles of download/restart before it stopped announcing upgrades, but I'm good on that. Harry mentions developer_servoy.jar but doesn't ask how to get it, so I'm assuming it's clear to everyone but me how one downloads this file via a forum message. I *didn't* download it, since I couldn't find it, but did experience what Harry did: several cyles of update/restart before I saw RC7.

Jan's original post (1452) on RC7 said, in effect, "go see RC2 message". RC2 message, with a link to http://forum.servoy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1136. I went to 1136, and it said "download the attached servoy_developer.jar and place it in your servoy installation directory". I have to assume this process was not part of the normal auto-update, or why would it have been a special note/instruction?

I've looked a third time now, and am still at a loss. What i need to know, I think is: when someone tells you there's something attached to a forum message, exactly where does one click on their message to download whatever is attached. Or, did anyone else using OS X download this file? Could some kind soul just email it to me? annev@eclipse.net.


In order to see any files for download you have to actually be logged in. I just went to the link while logged in and the file is there to be downloaded.

The file is located immediately following the fix list. I did download and install it when I upgraded to RC2. Unfortunately I can't attach a screen shot here. But the download count indicates that only 48 people downloaded it.

Whether servoy_developer.jar is needed for updates after RC2 (if it has already been used to upgrade from to RC2), I doubt it, but I can't speak authoritatively to that. I know that I haven't redownloaded it and things on my end are running fine (so far :D ).

Going from RC6 to RC7 on my PB G4/667 has been smooth. It required only one update. I know that I happened to repair permissions just prior to updating (part of my regular maintenance routine). Perhaps this helped. But if you are on Windows, this shouldn't be an issue.
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Postby Anne Verrinder » Wed Feb 25, 2004 3:30 pm

Thanks for the tip about being logged in -- it works. (And thanks for figuring out I hadn't done the most basic essential - good troubleshooting!).

Seems to be consensus that we didn't need that file in order to update to RC7, so wondering why Jan's RC7 announcement tells us to be sure to go over to the RC2 announcement before updating to RC7. Was there anything over there that we *were* supposed to pay attention to.

I guess there's such a thing as following instructions too carefully. :oops:

Thanks to everyone for the hand-holding.
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Postby Harjo » Wed Feb 25, 2004 3:52 pm

mattman
It looks like my upgrade didn't like my servoy.properties file. In fact. After upgrade it wipped it out.


Sometimes this happens, I had it with an upgrade from rc2 to rc3
Can't tell why this happens!
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Postby Harry Catharell » Wed Feb 25, 2004 7:51 pm

Hi Anne,

The reason for Jan directing developers to that original link was because the upgrade process changed from a 'manual download and run the upgrade yourself' scenario to Servoy automatically sensing that there was a download available and giving you the option of automatically upgrading to that RC version.

Because this change happened 'between' releases the 'servoy_developer.jar' file which some people had did not handle the auto update correctly and so you had to go get the newer version of the 'servoy_developer.jar' file which fixed the issue !

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Postby Jan Aleman » Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:41 pm

HJK wrote:mattman
It looks like my upgrade didn't like my servoy.properties file. In fact. After upgrade it wipped it out.


Sometimes this happens, I had it with an upgrade from rc2 to rc3
Can't tell why this happens!

This appears to happen if you restart Servoy Developer before it has entirely shutdown. When you close Servoy it writes away the servoy.properties file, if you restart it while it's still shutting down (even though your UI is gone it might still be in the process of terminating) then your properties file could get overwritten. We've fixed this in RC7, which means that it can still occurr in upgrading from rc6 to rc7 but shouldnt happen anymore in future versions.

If, as the recommendations mention, you have made a backup of your Servoy directory putting back your old servoy.properties file will fix the issue.
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