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Starting with 2017.1, InterSystems is adding Ubuntu (64-bit) as a third linux server platform. Prior to 2017.1 Ubuntu was already available as a development platform and customers could use InterSystems distributions build for SUSE to run on Ubuntu. As a result there are a few license key implications for 64-bit linux versions starting with Caché and Ensemble 2017.1:

a) Customers using RedHat will observe no changes

b) Customers using InterSystems products(1) for SUSE on SUSE will need new license keys (no charge)

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This announcement is to inform clients about changes in our 2016.2 and 2016.3 field test programs.  

The 2016.2 field test has been extended in order to address important syntax changes related to JSON. Simply stated, the JSON syntax introduced in 2016.1 had several inconsistencies that we did not want to perpetuate.   This is now addressed and the updated 2016.2 field test will be published today.  Concurrently, the syntax changes and guidance for developers will be posted on the Developer Community shortly. JSON is critically important to our Caché roadmap.

Last comment 14 December 2016
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Just got the new beta version of Docker, with depreciation warning of AUFS. It's so bad news when InterSystems does not support used by default storage driver overlay2. Recently I thought to play with Google Kubernetes Engine, and realized that I can't work with InterSystems products there due to incompatibility with Storage Driver. Maybe it's already time to think about support?

Last answer 25 July 2018 Last comment 20 November 2018
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Post has been edited for clarification: Both HP Open VMS versions (for Itanium and for Alpha)  are discontinued for future InterSystems releases.
 
Future product releases, beginning with the next major release after 2017.1, will no longer be offered for the following platforms:
 
HP OpenVMS  for Itanium
HP OpenVMS  for Alpha
 
Products: Caché, Ensemble
 
Expected Availability: next major release after 2017.1
Last comment 10 March 2017
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Working on implementation FHIR to my project, I found interesting project HAPI-FHIR, which could help me to quickly launch my FHIR api server with InterSystems Caché as a storage, because this projects uses Hibernate to connect to database, as an example they use DerbyDB. I tried to change settings to use InterSystems Caché, but unfortunately it does not work and throw some errors inside HIbernate. As I found in Caché documentation, I have not some many options, I just have to set Cache dialect, and set database url.

Last answer 19 October 2016 Last comment 9 November 2018
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Beginning with the next release after 2017.1, InterSystems products will no longer be offered on macOS (OS X) as a Server platform. This platform has been re-classified and will be available as a Development platform in future releases.

Products: Caché, Ensemble
 
Expected Availability: next major release after 2017.1
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In old Caché versions it was possible to create a new role based on predefined %Developer by copying it and adding some resources as needed. It was true at least from 2010.1 to 2015.1.

After upgrade from 2015.1.4 to 2017.2.1 it turned that it's only partially true now. User with a "New-Developer" role can enter Studio and open existing cls/mac/etc for editing and everything is OK unless he tries to create something new (Ctrl-N), than he gets a pop-up with %msg: <User xxx does not have enough privilege to execute stored procedure %CSP.StudioTemplateMgr_Templates>

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The class %Compiler.UDL.TextServices arrived in 2015.1, bringing us methods for exporting a class in UDL format (i.e. looking just like we're used to seeing it in Studio), and importing a UDL format definition back into a namespace. Some source control tools including our Deltanji are now able to use UDL format, resulting in diffs that are easier to understand.

Last comment 1 February 2017
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Starting with 2017.1, InterSystems has moved macOS from being a server platform to a development platform. 2017.1 will only support macOS 10.12 and will no longer be available as dmg kits.

Verification of macOS 10.12 has not been completed at this time and Field Test kits for this platform are not yet available.

Last comment 7 November 2016
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I have one in my testing environment. According to https://community.intersystems.com/post/licensing-ubuntu-and-suse-20171-and-later, I should move to native Ubuntu build with 2017.2. So I downloaded Cache for UNIX (Ubuntu Server LTS for x86-64) 2017.2.1 and tried to update my existing 2015.1.4 installation. What I got was:

Upgrade from lnxsusex64 platform is not allowed.

Last answer 6 March 2018 Last comment 6 March 2018
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I'm having trouble with a vb6 application attempting to connect to a Cache 2017 release. It uses the older Cacheobject.dll instead of ActiveX. The application currently works with a 2010 release of Cache. Is Cacheobject.dll supported in later releases?

I looked through documentation and posts and did not find an answer.

Thanks in advance for any response.

Last answer 19 January 2018
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Hi all-

We used to have this Java applet in our CSP page to "print all" and "download all" PDF medical reports.  We want this applet so that the user won't have to open each PDF in the browser just to print it.

But now most browsers do not support Java applets anymore due to security concerns, so that Java application is down.  We tried to migrate to Java Web Start but don't know how to invoke the JNLP file from the CSP page.  I am new to Cache so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Last answer 29 September 2017 Last comment 29 September 2017
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I was wondering if there was a way to if the user is using Studio and changes a file to get the users name and have a function run when the file is changed. 

 

Ive got this working for .int files but not for .csp or .js or .css or any other kinds of files. 

 

When we edit code we are logged in to the Cache backend’s server through Studio by using an iPaddress (which is on our network). 

 

I know now there are concepts of file locks and logs for when certain tasks are ran or when a user maybe edits a file

 

Last answer 20 August 2017 Last comment 21 August 2017
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When I open a BPL in Atelier and right click 'Open diagram editor' I get a Java Incompatible browser error message (see below).

I'm using Windows 8.1, Atelier 1.0.190 and IE 11.

All the M.S. updates are up to date.

I also have firefox and chrome installed.

Trying to change default browsers etc. did not work.

 

Last answer 11 August 2017 Last comment 11 August 2017
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The last version of Caché, Ensemble released for VSI OpenVMS is 2017.1. Unlike HP OpenVMS (Alpha and Itanium), VSI OpenVMS on Itanium continues to be supported. This means that critical corrections or changes required to support customer’s hardware purchases will all be based on 2017.1 or earlier versions.

Related announcement: https://community.intersystems.com/post/platform-compatibility-hp-open-vms

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Hi All,

I have SourceControl utility class as in sys namespace

Class %MW.Web Extends %CSP.Page {... }

Previously with Cache 2010.1 and below  there was no problem accessing it through

localhost:57772:/csp/myns/%MW.Web.cls 

But now with newer version at least with  2016.2  I' ll get Forbidden message from it.

With Web Gateway HTTP Trace Facility 

Last answer 15 November 2016
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