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Jeffrey Fried · Mar 2

Maintenance releases for Caché, Ensemble, and InterSystems IRIS are Generally Available

NOTE: we previously found an issue with the 2021.1.1.324.0  builds.   The 2021.1.1 maintenance releases have been removed from the WRC and have been  replaced with 2021.1.2.336.0 builds.  2021.1.2 containers will be available shortly.

Two new sets of maintenance releases are now available: 

  • Caché  2018.1.6, Ensemble 2018.1.6, and HSAP 2018.1.6
  • InterSystems IRIS 2020.1.2, IRIS for Health 2020.1.2, and HealthShare Health Connect 2020.1.2

 

Installation kits and containers can be downloaded from the WRC Software Distribution site. Container images for the Enterprise Editions of InterSystems IRIS and IRIS for Health and all corresponding components are available from the InterSystems Container Registry.

 

These are maintenance releases with many updates across a wide variety of areas.  For information about the corrections in these releases, refer to the documentation for that version, which includes a Release Notes and Upgrade Checklist, and a Release Changes list, as well as the Class Reference and a full set of guides, references, tutorials, and articles.   All documentation can be reached via docs.intersystems.com.

 

Build numbers for these releases are shown in the table below:

 

Version

Product

Build number

2018.1.6

Caché and Ensemble

2018.1.6.717.0

2018.1.6

Caché Evaluation

2018.1.6.717.0su

2018.1.6

HealthShare Health Connect (HSAP)

2018.1.6HS.9063.0

2020.1.2

InterSystems IRIS

2020.1.2.517.0

2020.1.2

IRIS for Health

2020.1.2.517.0

2020.1.2

HealthShare Health Connect

2020.1.2.517.0

2020.1.2

IRIS Studio

2021.1.2.517.0

2021.1.2

InterSystems IRIS

2021.1.2.336.0

2021.1.2

IRIS for Health

2021.1.2.336.0

2021.1.2

HealthShare Health Connect

2021.1.2.336.0

2021.1.2

IRIS Studio

2021.1.2.336.0

 

Container images InterSystems IRIS and IRIS for Health and all corresponding components are available from the InterSystems Container Registry using the following commands for the 2020.1.2 release:

docker pull containers.intersystems.com/intersystems/iris:2020.1.2.517.0

docker pull containers.intersystems.com/intersystems/irishealth:2020.1.2.517.0

docker pull containers.intersystems.com/intersystems/iris-arm64:2020.1.2.517.0

docker pull containers.intersystems.com/intersystems/irishealth-arm64:2020.1.2.517.0

 

For a full list of the available images, please refer to the ICR documentation.

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Do I understand correctly that Caché Evaluation and IRIS Studio (full kit) are only available through WRC, which is not available to everyone, but only for supported customers?
It seemed to me that these products are designed for everyone.
By the way, the same goes for ODBC, JDBC and CSPGateway.

@Vitaliy.Serdtsev - you could download the Community Edition of InterSystems IRIS from evaluation.InterSystems.com and just install Studio from that if you wish.  Also, is there a reason you want the SingleUser version of Caché rather than the InterSystems IRIS Community Edition (which is freely available to everyone)?  

you could download the Community Edition of InterSystems IRIS and just install Studio from that if you wish

That's exactly what I'm doing now. But agree, downloading hundreds of megabytes for the sake of Studio and drivers is inefficient.

Also, is there a reason you want the SingleUser version of Caché rather than the InterSystems IRIS Community Edition

IRIS does not interest me in this case.
Over the years I have "tormented" WRC about the bugs I found in Caché (in some way I acted as a free beta tester), until the technical support ended.
Some fixes at that time were included only in future versions of Caché , which I can no longer check. I would be interested to check out these fixes on the free version.

Maybe there are other reasons why there is still a single-user version of Caché, especially only for those who already have a full-featured version, but for me they are not obvious.

Hi Vitaliy - 

InterSystems IRIS has been on the market more than 3 years now and is the platform the general market is developing on.   We've worked to make it easy to get InterSystems IRIS and the VS Code dev tooling, and are working to make independent components available easily as well.

By far the vast majority of users that want Caché are existing customers - so you can get this easily through the WRC.

Hi Jeffrey.

By far the vast majority of users that want Caché are existing customers - so you can get this easily through the WRC.

I have indicated why I already can't get Caché now, even the SU version:

<..>, until the technical support ended.
<..> in future versions of Caché, which I can no longer check.

@Vitaliy.Serdtsev  - you make a fair point about downloading the full Eval kit just for a few pieces of it ... unfortunately that is the only distribution mechanism that I know of currently available for non-supported customers.

Thank you for all the time you've spent over the years helping to find ways to make Caché more robust!!  It sounds like you've been able to identify quite a few areas of improvement.  There was significant effort put into streamlining things and solving known issues in the rebirth of Caché as InterSystems IRIS.  You might find it interesting to download the Community Edition (IRIS version of the SU kit but much more powerful with fewer restrictions) and see if the bugs you reported are still present there or not.  What do you think about that approach?

I got clarification that we still create an SU version of Caché which is available in the WRC because some of our large partners/APs rely on it for people to learn on (which makes sense).  Obviously we won't want new prospects playing with it, which is why it is no longer publicly available and instead we provide the InterSystems IRIS Community Edition.

You might find it interesting to download the Community Edition <..> and see if the bugs you reported are still present there or not. What do you think about that approach?

<..> we still create an SU version of Caché <..> because some of our large partners/APs rely on it for people to learn on <..>

I have already written that, as well as your large partners/APs who prefer to stay on Caché, IRIS does not interest me in this case.
Why would I check something that I won't be using in the foreseeable future, even if there are fixes there?

And yes, for the sake of hobby, I have been using IRIS CE for a long time.

It's only 2 weeks ago when WRC said that 2018.1.5 will be last ever version of Cache and Ensemble!

But it's really nice to have new version, hopefully it fixes known bugs.

What you heard from the WRC was in error - 2018.1.6 has been planned for over a year.  It definitely fixes known bugs (otherwise why release a maintenance release?  ;) )