Thoroughbred® Release Notes V8.8.2Thoroughbred® Release Notes V8.8.2

Version 8.8.2 is an enhancement release based on comments and suggestions we have received from the Thoroughbred community; both through the Thoroughbred mail-list forum and our support department.

Some highlights are:

  • Added support for encrypted Auto-Expanding Direct files using an interface to AES256 bit strong encryption provided by the OpenSSL Software Foundation, conforming to the European GDPR "Data at Rest" regulations.
  • Basic: Added DUMP TCB to display all Task Control Block values.
  • Windows Basic: TBPlock.exe features to display part of a locked record and the locking task id have been added to Plock.exe.
  • Windows Basic and TS Network Basic with DataServer: Enhanced event logging.
  • Windows Basic: Added a Disable DDE setting to prevent DDE initialization during Basic/Telnet Basic startup.
  • Added a Command Line Delay setting to prevent problems connecting to the Telnet Basic with the IPL file specified in the TbredComm Autologon.
  • The VIP Suite of programs have been enhanced to work in the Remote Desktop Services environment.
  • TbredComm now provides a significant performance boost when downloading data from a View or Report to Excel. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Excel and other spreadsheet products, such as LibreOffice Calc are supported.
  • Some new socket messages have been added to TbredComm.
  • Improved debugging for Report-IV to PDF.

Installation Notes VIP and TbredComm

When installing TbredComm or VIP select the appropriate setup.exe.

  • Setup_Tbcomm_7plus.exe installs TbredComm on Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Server 2008, and Server 2012
  • Setup_VIP_7plus.exe installs VIP on Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Server 2008, and Server 2012
The above setups will first determine if any Microsoft pre-requisites are required on the target system. If they are you will be prompted to install them. This is required. When this phase of the installation is complete, the Thoroughbred TbredComm or VIP installation will automatically run.

When installing on Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Server 2012 shortcuts are created on the Metro interface. Clicking on a shortcut will launch the TbredComm/WorkStation Manager in the Desktop interface.

Important Note: When installing VIP on Windows 10, the workstation will need to be rebooted after the installation has completed. This one time reboot is only required when connected to a local Basic, it is not required if connecting through TbredComm.

There is only one install package for TS Environment™ for Windows, it is not platform dependent.

There is only one install package for TS Network Basic with DataServer™, it is not platform dependent.

Please refer to the appropriate 8.8.2 manual for detailed installation instructions. Note: The installation instructions have not changed for 8.8.2. These are available for viewing and download from our web site: Reference Manuals

Reporting Problems

When reporting problems please be sure to include the build number and the enhancement/problem reference number where applicable.

The Basic and date can be accessed using the DUMP VERSION directive. From Basic Console Mode type in DUMP VERSION and press the Enter key.

The OPENworkshop and Dictionary-IV version number and release date are available from the Version Manager on the System Administration Menu. To verify the build date of a specific program simply list line 10 of the program.

The VIP (client), TbredComm™, TS ReportServer™, TS ChartServer™ and Gateway for Windows™ build numbers should be verified at the executable level. Please do not use the VIP Version manager. To verify individual executables open the Tsi\Bin folder. Let the mouse hover over the executable and a tip window will display containing the full file version. Or right mouse click on an executable, select 'Properties', then select the 'Version' tab.

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