Support for CapeSoft Accessories for Clarion 6 ended on Dec 31 2013.
Clarion Live webinar on Web Services in NetTalk 8. March 28 2014. Register
at www.clarionlive.com if you're
not already registered with ClarionLive.
Week Ending March 14 2014
Probably our biggest week of the year so far.
StringTheory 2 was released - a free upgrade for StringTheory users.
xFiles 2.50 was also released, also as a free upgrade for xFiles users.
Most of all, NetTalk 8 was released into beta.
Definitely not a free upgrade at $499
(on special during the beta program for $399). Has a whole bunch of new functionality
and many of the upcoming NetTalk User Groups will be devoted to exploring the ins and outs
of the new stuff.
Week Ending Friday 17 January 2014
A tweak to the Object Generation, specifically the generation of global
objects in templates with local objects lead to an update in GUTS and
AnyText. NetTalk got a long-awaited maintenance build and there were minor
updates to HotDates and Cryptonite.
Clarion 9.1 beta arrived as well, so next week will likely see the release
of all the products with 9.1 support. All "source" products should be fine
installing the Clarion 9.0 build into the Clarion 9.1 directory, but binary
builds will be needed for those products with DLL's.
Week Ending Friday 10 January 2014
The big news this week is that CapeSoft have acquired the ProDomus utilities and will be
maintaining them going forward.
For more information on this go to www.capesoft.com/prodomus
Cryptonite had a big week as well with a specific emphasis on doing symmetric
encryption with data being fed into and out of other languages and operating
systems. Encryption can be very particular, so it was a very interesting
journey, but with a very successful outcome. You can read more about that at
Other products that got minor updates this week were AnyText,
GUTS and Draw.
Week Ending Friday 3 January 2014
Happy New Year to everyone - and best wishes to everyone for a prosperous
We hit the ground running this week with a minor update to
Draw and the release of a new product called
DrawShot probably isn't for everyone, but for folk who are creating
commercial applications it will be a massive time saver. We wrote it for
ourselves (as pretty much all our stuff is) and we're really looking forward
to using it.
With almost no-one in the office this week, and all the Christmas holidays, it was an excellent opportunity to replace our
internal file servers. Our new monster, named Morph, has a pair of 2TB drives, and 3 SSD drives. So hopefully we're good for a while
as far as file space goes.
As the last post of the year, I want to take the opportunity to thank all
the Clarion Programmers who have supported us during 2013. It has been one
of our best and busiest years ever. In case you missed it, here are some
Clarion 9 beta program, followed by the Clarion 9 Gold release.
sessions, plus the 48 Hour ClarionLive Convert-A-Thon, and our first (of
hopefully many) NetTalk User Group.
Our best wishes to you all for 2014, and remember, Work Smarter, Not Harder!
Week Ending Friday 20 December 2013
Here at CapeSoft we started the week on a holiday, and it also marked the
start of our holiday season, with many staff being on leave at various times
between now and mid January. But that doesn't mean things stand still...
We've been getting great feedback on our newest tool,
RecentLookups, and this was updated to build 1.04 during the week. This
update contains a number of small changes, which improve functionality,
keyboard flow and also compatibility with other templates.
AnyText (2.04), Draw (3.43) and
Makeover (3.01) also all got minor updates
and are worth an update if you are on a recent build.
Week Ending Friday 13 December 2013
Wow - that was an epic week. The
first 48 hour ClarionLive session, the Convert-A-Thon which helped
many people update their applications from Clarion 6 to Clarion 9 was a true marathon effort.
Programmers from around the world connected in during the non-stop event to
ask questions, offer advice or just lurk to pick up tips.
A wrap up on Friday (Webinar
#240) is available for
download, and contains many tips for those who have yet to convert. This one
is highly recommended!
Week Ending Friday 6 December 2013
The main news this week was the passing of Nelson Mandela, a man who has affected all of us greatly.
Some of our personal notes on his passing have been posted
In other, now seemingly insignificant, news our recently released products
of AnyText and
RecentLookups both got an update.
Week Ending Friday 29 November 2013
A week with a new product is always a good week. And this week we welcomed
RecentLookups as our
newest offering to the community. RecentLookups is actually two products in one - first it improves browses being
called in Lookup mode, by adding a "most recently selected" section to the top of the browse. Secondly
it provides the smartest lookup control around for your forms. Use either feature, or both, it's up
The ClarionLive webinar (#238)
which featured the RecentLookups release was one of the most interactive
ever with dozens of questions flowing almost from the very beginning.
Judging by the demand since then we appear to have answered many of the
In addition to RecentLookups, NetTalk and NetTalk
Lite 7 got a small bump with a new email method to parse EML files on the
Cryptonite also gained a new method, and a
very useful one at that called MakeHMAC.
HMACs (Hash-based Message Authentication Codes) are used when
communicating with some web services, so this makes that step a lot easier.