Cincom is a leading provider of commercial Smalltalk. Cincom Smalltalk adds value and simplicity to application development software, web application development tools and deployment environments. Cincom® ObjectStudio® is an ideal solution for developing custom applications for Windows® while Cincom® VisualWorks® is the ideal solution for enterprise-level, multilingual, cross-platform, custom application development.
Both ObjectStudio and VisualWorks share the same core libraries and the Cincom Smalltalk Foundation. This means foundation improvements improve both products.
Introducing Cincom Smalltalk Version 9.1
We are proud to introduce to you, Cincom Smalltalk Version 9.1. Version 9.x began 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.x continues to improve and enhance infrastructures, such as in GUI and TLS/Security areas, to allow continued future improvements while keeping API capability.
The types of changes made to the products fall into a few categories:
Required changes – Operating system changes, OS API changes, OS compiler changes, Modern TLS and Security standards
Customer needs and requirements – Customer feedback may indicate a new feature or product improvement that’s beneficial to many customers.
Infrastructure work – Enhancing current infrastructure to support 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 9.1 include:
New TLS plugin for supporting advanced encryption (external)
OpenSSL 1.1 supported
GLORP recursive query support on SQLServer
Store atomic loading enhancements
Store naming and file enhancements
MySQL support for Store
Enhanced Opentalk in preview
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
Our Personal Use License products feature a much improved “Getting Started” section that is full of information, how-to screencasts and tutorials for those who are new to our products or Smalltalk.
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.
Cincom Smalltalk is used for:
Client, Client/Server, Web Browser, Web Server and distributed applications
Consistent or on-going and productive application development
Application development with less maintenance and few problems
Platform portability and flexibility in application development
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