Thoroughbred® Release Notes V8.8.3Thoroughbred® Release Notes V8.8.3

Version 8.8.3 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:

  • Introducing T-Connect, Thoroughbred's web terminal emulation product. Using T-Connect, Dictionary-IV objects are no longer limited by the 80x24 character matrix. T-Connect supports large Dictionary-IV objects: Views,Screens, Pop Up Menus, Help, Reports displayed to the screen, Text Fields, and Source-IV source. All editors including EDITF support editing large objects. T-Connect is fully mouse aware, supports Thoroughbred colors, all printing including slave printing will generate PDF files, and supports downloading files through the browser. For more information please refer to the T-Connect Web Terminal Reference Manual.
  • Report-IV to PDF is now included with Thoroughbred Basic and OPENworkshop. This includes the 3GL wrapper. Be sure to install your OPENworkshop/Dictionary environment with the Module Code associated with your Order. It will include Report-IV to PDF.
  • OPENworkshop supports the ability to `dock' PopUp Menus and OnLine help: Left, Right, Top or Bottom.
  • Base-64 encoding and decoding of strings added to TFF() via options `BE' and `BD'.
  • ISO-8859-1 accented character encoding and decoding added to TFF() as options `AE' and `AD'. See documentation for additions and exceptions.
  • Added PRM NEWDATE7 to allow date type 7 to skip $8A$. Year 2036 is stored as $89$, year 2037 is stored as $8B$, etc.
  • Support for OpenSSL 1.1.
  • Logging of connection information for SQL DataServers. Enabled via the debug logging flags, DEBUG_FLAGS.
  • Support of Microsoft SQL Server 2019.
  • Support of Oracle 12c, and Oracle 19c.
  • New License Manager that provides more deployment flexibility to better support Virtual Machines, Linux Containers, and Hosting solutions.
For a complete list of enhancements please refer to the 8.83 Release Notes

Installation Notes VIP and TbredComm

When installing TbredComm or VIP select the appropriate setup.exe.
  • Setup_Tbcomm_7plus.exe installs TbredComm on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Server 2008, Server 2012, Server 2016, and Server 2019.
  • Setup_VIP_7plus.exe installs VIP on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Server 2008, Server 2012, Server 2016, and Server 2019.

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.

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 8.8.3 manual for detailed installation instructions. Note: The installation instructions have not changed for 8.8.3. 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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