As we all know, the numerous technical problems of the
Vista platform have confronted many software and hardware
vendors with an array of unexcpected issues. Now this may
soon come to an end: On March 18th, 2008 the ServicePack #1
for Windows Vista has been "officially" made available.
Alaska Software has been waiting for this step for months
as many corrections and feature enhancements applied
to the Xbase++ 1.9 platform are to be tested against Vista
SP1. Unfortunately, testing in the past against various
pre-release versions available has always led to different
results, forcing us to continue awaiting the availability
of Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008.
Actually both platforms Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
introduced massive and fundamental changes in almost all
technical areas of the operating system. Scenarios such as
Single User-Desktop applications with and without the Aero
user interface, network-based multi-user applications with
and without Opportunistic Locking and the new SMB2 file/print
sharing protocol had to be validated. In addition, careful
testing and verification of Terminal Server and/or
Remote Application-deployments were carried.
Currently, final validation is on its way; after its completion
a first wave of Hotfix-Rollups will be released to provide
a dedicated update/resolution path for specific issues. After
that a preview of the Service Level #1 for Xbase++ will
be made available to our active Subscription customers. And
shortly thereafter, the final version of the Service Level #1
for Xbase++ will be released.