You haven't heard from us in a while, so some of you might be wondering what we are doing.
Well, the answer is that we are working very hard (our wifes say too hard <g>) to finish the X# runtime.
At this moment the status of the runtime is:

  • 97 percent of the functions are implemented, tested and working.
  • The DBF/DBT RDD is implemented and working
  • The Advantage RDD  is implemented and working (you can use this for DBF/DBT/NTX, DBF/FPT/CDX, ADT/ADM/ADI and the various SQL variants)
  • The NTX RDD is almost completed
  • The FPT layer for DBF/FPT/CDX is implemented and working. We have not started with CDX. If you need DBF/FPT/CDX you can use the Advantage RDD in combination with the Advantage local server for now.
  • The VO SDK is compiling without errors (which means that also all the undocumented VO stuff has been implemented).
  • And everything is AnyCPU and thread safe. Of course when you use the GUI classes from the VO SDK and/or the SQL Classes then you are limited to x86 because these classes are not designed for AnyCPU.

We have also made some improvements in the Visual Studio support

  • Opening of very large Solutions now is MUCH faster
  • We have fixed some issues that were reported

Finally we have made some changes to the compiler that were needed for some special cases related to compiling the VO SDK (this SDK contains some really ugly code...) and we fixed some issues reported by our customers.

We plan to publish our "work in progress" in a new beta for FOX subscribers end of next week, that means if we can succeed to reach our goal:
Our intention for the next beta is that applications that use the standard VO SDK libraries and no 3rd party components should work with minimal changes.
You may have to change the RDD name, but the rest should work.
If you have already changed your code for Vulcan you should be able to swap the Vulcan runtime and Vulcan SDK libraries for our Runtime and SDK libraries, recompile your code and run.



#1 Karl Faller 2018-10-05 15:54
Great progress report, you are definitely not lazy! Looking forward to next weekend ;)
#2 Danilo Giuliani 2018-10-05 17:51
Thanks for the update, I look forward to the new release

+1 #3 Fabrizio Malaguti 2018-10-06 09:24
Thank you so much, this is the best gift you could have for my birthday
Fabrizio :-)
#4 Rene J. Pajaron 2018-10-09 08:22
You all work so hard!!!!

I can wait.
#5 Karl-Heinz Rauscher 2018-10-10 09:10
A question about the VO SDK compilation:
Is there any specific VO version required ?

e.g. VO 2.8 SP ?

#6 Robert van der Hulst 2018-10-10 09:51
Quoting Karl-Heinz Rauscher:
A question about the VO SDK compilation:
Is there any specific VO version required ?

e.g. VO 2.8 SP ?


I'll start a thread about this on the forum.

#7 Karl Faller 2018-10-11 18:35
AS CDX seems to need some more time, some assistance re ADS Local Server would be appreciated ;)
BTW, i expect "your" CDX will not be plagued by the index bloat bug from VO-times?

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