Revelation plans to release OpenInsight 9.0.1 this month. The 9.0.1 release, which is imminent, will include bug fixes as well as new functionality, Robert Catalano, director of sales for Revelation, tells 5 Minute Briefing.
The company has also announced that it is in the preliminary stages of planning its 2010 users conference. Current plans call for the event to be held again at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event is expected to be held the week of April 25, 2010. "Given the economic situation right now we did not have a conference in 2009. But we suspect that the economy will recover, there will be enough new product rollouts and features, and people will be hungry enough for new releases, so in May of 2010 we are going to be back in Las Vegas," states Mike Ruane, president and CEO of Revelation.
New components of OpenInsight 9.0.1 include the ability to send a fax from OpenInsight using the standard Windows Fax Server (included in XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008) as well as the ability to send an email using SSL, notes Catalano. There is also the ability to create macros for use with the CTO_CHILD_FORM and CTO_STANDALONE_FORM; and the creation of a task scheduler that can be called as an API or as a GUI. The RTI_TASK_SCHEDULER stores task specific information (including the details needed to connect to an Engine Server) for each application in SYSENV. It also creates and deletes Windows Task Scheduler entries based on the information stored in the task schedule record.
OpenInsight 9.0.1 offers the ability to process system indexing utilizing the Engine Server; the ability to create code templates in the System Editor++; EDITTABLE focus cell enhancements that make it easier to navigate through an edit table either on a per form or application basis; and the ability to insert graphics and textual separators within OpenInsight menus.
The 9.0.1 release includes capabilities that are the result of user requests as well as some features that the company had already been working on. "We have improved our .NET interfaces and functionality so it is much easier and faster for a developer to integrate .NET assemblies into their OpenInsight applications," says Ruane. This functionality had been planned all along and is ready now. Similarly, the ability to include graphics in dropdown menus is functionality that the company has been working on for some time. "It wasn't ready for the last release but it is for 9.0.1," observes Ruane.
The 9.0.1 release includes some bug fixes to the 9.0 release which came out about 5 months ago, but thanks to a very long beta period, when it rolled out, it was "a fairly solid release," says Ruane. "Sure, there are bug fixes but there was nothing major or catastrophic that we had to fix." For more information, go here.