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Cincom® ObjectStudio® 9.0 and Cincom® VisualWorks® 9.0 Are Here!

Our customers and partners now have the opportunity to receive the new version of Cincom Smalltalk, Cincom® ObjectStudio® 9.0 and Cincom® VisualWorks® 9.0.

Cincom is a leading provider of commercial Smalltalk and adds value and simplicity to application development software, web application development tools and deployment environments. ObjectStudio is an ideal solution for developing custom applications for Windows® while VisualWorks is the ideal solution for enterprise-level, multilingual, cross-platform, custom application development.

Both ObjectStudio and VisualWorks share the same core libraries and foundation. This means foundation improvements for both products.

Introducing Cincom Smalltalk Version 9.0

The current releases of Cincom ObjectStudio 9.0 and Cincom VisualWorks 9.0 are major releases. The first thing to note with our version 9.0 release for ObjectStudio and VisualWorks, is that it is an evolutionary release and is not disruptive, as a major number increment might suggest. 

Version 9.0 begins our path to move the products closer together, with the goal of a future single product and the intent to offer the best of both for our customers. This would allow, for example, VisualWorks users to use the native Windows widgets and the modeling and mapping tools of ObjectStudio, and would give ObjectStudio users the potential to move applications cross-platform.

Version 9.0 continues to improve and enhance infrastructure to allow continued future improvements while keeping API capability.

Changes … Why? 

The types of changes made to the products fall into a few categories:

  • Required changes – Operating system changes, OS API changes and OS compiler changes
  • Customer needs and requirements – Customer feedback may indicate a new feature or product improvement that’s beneficial to many customers.
  • Infrastructure work – Enhancing the current infrastructure to support new features
  • New features

We know our customers have a large investment in developed applications, and we focus on providing improvements with compatibility.

What’s in This Release?

A few foundation (common product base) improvements for Version 9.0 include:

  • PostgreSQL3 enhancements
  • ECMAScript 6 Javascript support (AppeX)
  • Store atomic loading enhancements
  • Store naming and file enhancements
  • MySQL support for Store
  • Enhanced Opentalk in preview
  • Platform updates
  • And more

Product-specific work:

  • New Data Visualization framework for ObjectStudio NGUI
  • ObjectStudio OLE via COMConnect
  • GUI infrastructure work for VisualWorks and tools
  • Preview parcel UISkinning-Skins-Classic option for those porting VisualWorks interfaces

Recent improvements also include:

  • New DITA-based help system

There are many more fixes and changes.  Please refer to the release notes for details. The release notes contain new-feature descriptions as well as descriptions of the ARs and support resolutions that were addressed.

Where Can I Get This Release?

As one of our valued Cincom Smalltalk customers, we’re pleased to offer you this opportunity to request the latest release of Cincom Smalltalk through our Customer Product Request Form.

Customer Product Request

NOTE: Should you have any questions or problems accessing the request form above, please contact your Sales Account Manager or Cincom Smalltalk Support.

If we can assist you in any way, please contact us here.