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We are very proud to announce that we have released XSharp Bandol 2.0 GA to our FOX subscribers today.

This new release concludes the beta period of the XSharp Runtime. This runtime consists of a library of runtime functions, an RDD system and a macro compiler. We have also migrated the Visual Objects SDK libraries to XSharp and recompiled them to work with the XSharp runtime.

With this new release of XSharp you can now migrate Visual Objects applications to .Net without the need for any other products.
Your Visual Objects applications should migrate with minimal changes.

A quick status update to let you know that we are on schedule for our upcoming Bandol 2.0 release.

All of the open issues have been resolved and we have also successfully recompiled ReportPro 2, ReportPro 3 and Vo2Ado (now called Xs2Ado) with the X# runtime.
So those of you who depend on these libraries should expect no problems.

When no show stoppers are found this week then we'll release this version by the end of this week.

After that, for build 2.1, we will work on further Visual FoxPro compatibility, such as completing the FoxPro language support (class definitions, header file with the necessary commands) and FoxPro runtime support. Build 2.1 will also include the SDF and DELIM RDDs that are used to read and write text files. We also intend to add support for parameters by reference to functions and methods with CLIPPER calling convention.

Stay tuned !

 August 15 update

Internal testing has revealed some problems that we really like to fix before shipping this new release. We need a couple of more days. Thanks for your patience !

A short message about an update to our release schedule.

We had originally planned to do a final release of Bandol around July 15, so that is today.
Unfortunately we are not able to release today for various reasons. We are also approaching the holiday season and some of us are taking a short leave.

Our current schedule for the coming releases is:

Release Description Public Date
2.0 RC 3 This will contain fixes to the runtime issues found in RC2 and an updated compiler and VS integration. In VS there are mainly some fixes to the Windows Forms Editor and other tools. No July 19
2.0 (GA) No new features will be added in this build, only bug fixes to issues found in RC2 and RC3. Yes August 15
2.1 This build will add support for FoxPro style class creation and other FoxPro language elements, and some of the FoxPro runtime support. No September 15
2.2 This build will add Unicode/AnyCPU versions of the VO GUI classes and VO SQL Classes. Yes October ?

Please remember that these are targets. Dates and priorities may change, just like in your own software projects.

 

We have just released XSharp Bandol RC3 for our Fox subscribers.

This build finalizes the XSharp runtime. The next build will be the XSharp Bandol GA release.

{rsfiles path="fox/Compiler/XSharpSetup2RC3aFox.zip"}

If you want to download the complete list of changes click here:

XSharp Bandol RC 3 (2.0.3.0) what's new
Popular 2.0.3.0 572.45 KB
2019-07-18

We have just released an installer with updated runtime files for XSharp Bandol RC2 for our FOX subscribers.
This update contains many changes, in particular:

  • FPT writing in the DBFCDX RDD, and also reading of FlexFile arrays stored in FPT files
  • We have added support for the VFP Collations in the CDX driver
  • We have solved a few issues in the Advantage RDD and also exposed the AdsConnect60() function
  • We have added some missing defines to the Runtime and a version of the Crypt() function that works with byte[] values
  • We have added FieldGetBytes() and FieldPutBytes() to store binary data (encrypted passwords) to a DBF without having to worry about unwanted side effects of Ansi - Unicode translations.
  • We have fixed several issues in the macro compiler related to handling (DBF) fields with the same name as built in types, such as DATE and CODE (short for CodeBlock).
  • We have made several changes in the VOSDK libraries. The biggest change is that both System Classes and RDD Classes are now compiled with a target platform AnyCPU, so they can be used in X64 apps. We have also removed some late bound code from these class libraries, so the code should perform somewhat faster.

Please note that this setup must be installed on top of an existing RC2 installation. It does not include the compiler and VS support files. It only replaces the runtime components.


{rsfiles path="fox/Compiler/XSharpSetupRt2RC2cFox.exe"}

If you want to download the complete list of changes click here:

What's new for the XSharp RC2 Runtime update
Popular 2.0.2.3 93.97 KB
2019-07-07