Friday, 21 October 2016

Formate eVo v7 Release



Monday 24th October 2016 will see the Release of Formate eVo v7.

With the new release come some new features, system enhancements and a series of bug fixes.  It is recommended that you consider planning an upgrade at the earliest opportunity.

The benefits are listed below, but Version 7 sees the introduction of:

·         MS Word compatibility – this introduces the limited ability to work with MS word documents and templates (Does not need MS Office or MS Word)
·         Remote Work – The ability to pass jobs between linked eVo servers for processing
·         PDF Library upgrade – new PDF security features
·         Activation enhancements – making eVo easier to manage on virtual servers and in high availability environments

Once installed the Version 7 help will detail all these features fully.

Version 7 introduces a new license format.
The new license format has been introduced to enable further expansion of eVo in the future, but it also introduces new license terms to cover more diverse deployment situations such as eVo being hosted in non-geographical locations such as cloud hosted environments, which previously were only allowed with a special dispensation, therefore allowing a fuller deployment environment beyond the confirms of a single physical site. 

It is IMPORTANT to note that  an existing Customer, with active maintenance will beexempted from the changes and will continue to operate indefinitely under your pre-existing terms and conditions if you wish to.

Any new licenses purchased will be under the new license terms. 

If an exisiting user wishes to change to running an existing license under the new terms, this is possible free of charge, but you must first notify us that you wish to change so that we can record the fact that you are now operating the license under the new terms. Until you receive confirmation, the original terms remain in force. Once the change has been confirmed, the new terms will let you do things such as deploying your existing servers without geographical restrictions to other sites and onto cloud-based hosts or laptops that move between locations, and to run additional development and test machines beyond what your original terms may have allowed (for full details, see the new license terms in the file EULA.rtf which will be in the program folder after upgrading).

Any questions please contact your Account Manager.

RELEASE FEATURE LIST SUMMARY

The new features will are fully detailed in the  help provided with Version 7, and more details of the bug fixes are available upon request should you want extra detail.

NEW
Added the release history to the blog viewer
NEW
Added the RemoteWork() function
NEW
Added a page selection option to the XpstoPDF() function
NEW
Added second generation PDF Editing functions
NEW
Added MS-Word functions
NEW
Added Stop() function
NEW
Added the Network Services module license
NEW
Added Task Despatcher startup option to clear Print Applet lockfile
NEW
Task Despatcher service now stops the Print Applet during shutdown
NEW
Added a "Delete Lockfile" button to the Print Applet dialog
NEW
Behaviour enhanced when opening a Form Type with a missing Include Script
NEW
"Test" mode added to the Server Task Run State
NEW
New lics7 license file format introduced
NEW
Activation has been made more flexible - WARNING: Activation now required after every upgrade
NEW
Minimum period between reactivations reduced
NEW
Minimise button added to main window




FIX
Sample code wrong for CreateCustomPDF()
FIX
The script editor would highlight Xlemail() as a function name but this does not exist
FIX
"printer not found" error may arise when using the "{s}"  prefix
FIX
Server Tasks panel in service Monitor may not save change to Override setting
FIX
Service Monitor fails to connect when security level is raised
FIX
RemoteWork() event error message unclear for failed logins
FIX
Help not found for the Remote Work whitelist entry dialog
FIX
SignAndencryptPdf() fails with a SigFieldName blank
FIX
Remote Work() may not return a helpful error message
FIX
"Object reference not set" error may be logged when the Task Despatcher service service closes down
FIX
Configuration Manager service may cause errors at startup or fail to close down
FIX
Include Scripts may not be initially cached if "refresh" user preference is deselected
FIX
Emails not logged if logging is disabled in preview mode
FIX
Progress message invalid when opening the General  Logs tab
FIX
The Form Type Preview Settings dialog may take a long time to open
FIX
Temporary filenames could be duplicated
FIX
Enhanced trace logging of PDF creation
FIX
Task Despatcher's Server Task Run State now forced to disabled if not active
FIX
Reactivating a deactivated machine is not possible
FIX
Service Monitor can fail with Integrated Security
FIX
Errors may arise when using Integrated Security