Lycia Release Notes

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NEW

  • Deployment of applications during runtime
  • Lycia package manager (stable version)
  • 4GL Analyzer  – static code analyzer integrated into LyciaStudio (available in the commercial Lycia license)

 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Deployment performance improvements
  • Form Designer performance improvements
  • Improved compatibility with legacy forms
  • Adjustments to the MDI menu and tabs

 

FIXES

  • OpenUrlEventHandler issue
  • Minor fixes in FormDesigner
  • ON IDLE and OPTIONS IDLE modifications
December 7, 2018

NEW

  • LyciaStudio: “Run with LyciwWeb” and “Run with LyciaDesktop” options are now available for all elements within a program tree
  • LyciaStudio: Choice of C++ compiler (Windows -> Preferences -> 4GL -> Run/Debug -> C++ compiler)

 

FIXES

  • Form Designer: RadioGroup highlight on selection
  • Form Designer: Preserving component properties during copy/paste operation
  • qrun issues
  • Subsequent deployments from IDE locking files in the output folder
November 27, 2018

NEW

  • Session expiration based on the idle time

 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Form Designer: More help texts added to the PropertyPane
  • Form Designer: Adjusted the list of dataType values for RadioGroup, ComboBox and ListBox
  • Deployment performance improvements

 

FIXES

  • LyciaDesktop: issues with report formatting and inactive menu items
  • Setting focus to an active application when a modal pops up
  • ON FILL BUFFER issue
November 9, 2018

CHANGES

  • Optimized the set of the FglLiteral values for the ComboBox, ListBox, and RadioGroup items
  • Deployment performance improvements
  • ProgressBar excluded from morphing

 

FIXED

  • BlobViewer with PDF issue in LyciaDesktop
  • Table widget: issues with copying/removing the last row; rendering
  • Excessive linker warnings
  • Issue with fgl_file_dialog in LyciaDesktop
  • Initialization of a widget by its ‘fieldTable’ attribute
October 12, 2018

NEW

  • Revamped morphing feature for widgets

 

IMPROVED

  • Deployment performance improvements

 

FIXED

  • Special characters processing
  • Issue with the debugger not stopping on watchpoint
  • Issue with getting element by index from array
October 10, 2018

NEW

  • New installer: command line tool for Windows and Linux, and GUI  Setup Manager for Windows

 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Extended logging for LyciaWeb

 

FIXES

  • A few fixes for Chrome Extension
September 28, 2018

IMPROVED

  • For local debug, if no host specified, localhost will be used by default
  • MenuSeparator and ToolBarSeparator replaced with one widget – Separator – in the Form Designer’s Palette.
    No changes made to XML.
  • Open Lycia online documentation and report an issue from the LyciaStudio Help menu
  • Deprecated the INCLUDE property for TextArea
  • Define the order of library linking in LyciaStudio via the ‘Edit link order’ item in the program context menu

 

FIXED

  • Error codes: removed the duplicates, all positive codes replaced with negatives, some descriptions revised, a few descriptions added
  • Issue with applying the ‘text’ property by double clicking a widget
  • Run configurations created with errors if the program menu is used
  • Issue with multiple run configurations set up for the same graphical client (within the same application)
  • Duplicated variable declaration in a record difinition leading LyciaStudio compilation to an internal Java error
  • Issues with the preferredSize calculation for root containers
  • fgl_download() issues
  • Exceptions caused by manipulations with RadioGroup items
  • A few QFORM issues
  • Issue with RadioGroup orientation
  • Issue with onMouseDoubleClick not working for the table fields
  • Issue with losing Table content in TabPage when scrolled
  • App crash on db_type variable in Linux with signal 1
  • ‘Connection reset’ error when an application terminates in the debugger
  • A few issues with refresh in Form Designer
August 8, 2018

NEW

  • New form renderer in Form Designer

 

IMPROVED

  • Form Designer,  Palette: MenuSeparator and ToolBarSeparator widgets were combined into one – Separator. No changes to functionality, no changes to the XML
  • Form Designer: Eliminated excessive reloading of view on property change

 

FIXED

  • Issues with form resize
  • Drag-n-drop in GridPanel
  • Issues with the ‘text’ property for ListBox
July 27, 2018 - Lycia Oxygen

FIXED

  • Exception in the Component Tree
July 25, 2018

NEW

  • MinGW compilation of C files and libraries to eliminate the need in Visual Studio

 

IMPROVED

  • Form Designer: instant screen update when manipulating with ComboBox, ListBox or RadioGroup options via the “Manage options” dialog
  • Identifier property removed for ListboxItem and ComboboxItem

 

FIXED

  • The need to clear browser cache in LyciaWeb
  • Issue with applying the ‘text’ property to a widget when double clicked
  • Combobox malfunction with ‘editable’ set to ‘true’
July 12, 2018

IMPROVED

  • Form Designer: the ScrollBar widget is hidden from Palette; it will always be added automatically as needed

 

FIXED

  • Linker issue
  • Lycia error code for ‘Window %name is already open’ changed from 9215 to -1143
  • A few issues related to manipulations with RadioGroup, ComboBox and ListBox widgets
  • CLEAR() method for static array causing error 9010
July 3, 2018

Introducing LyciaStudio Oxygen Beta

Before Oxygen, all perspectives supplied with LyciaStudio were built into the IDE.
With LyciaStudio Oxygen, you can customize the toolkit for yourself – easily add, remove, and update any plugins available in Eclipse repository.

June 26, 2018

IMPROVED

  • Revamping fgl_download() and fgl_upload()
  • Form Designer: Streamlined and unified RadioGroup, ComboBox, and ListBox widgets
  • Form Designer: Defining the “dataType” property at the ComboBox level

 

FIXED

  • Issue with fgl_dialog_getBufferStart() showing the incorrect row number
  • Linker error
  • Child container behavior when resizing GridPanel
June 18, 2018

Internal system improvements and bug fixes

June 12, 2018

IMPROVED

  • Form Designer: new form renderer introduced

 

FIXED

  • Issues with table performance when using arrow up/down keys for navigation
  • Child app window not changing the ‘zOrder’ value when focused
  • Form Designer ⇒ Property Pane: Issue with size properties remaining active when one of the values (height or width) is blank
May 19, 2018

NEW

 

IMPROVED

  • Form Designer ⇒ Property Pane: User input validation for size-related properties (incl. handling the ‘out of memory’ exception)

 

FIXED

  • Client side problem in toolbar logic on window close
  • Issue with fgl_download creating an empty file in LyciaWeb
  • Form Designer:
    – Property Pane: added the ‘clear value’ button for the ‘text’ property;
    – Behavior of an empty table on column resize
  • Issue with Lycia 4gl Web package not sending message body to the server during HTTP Post
  • MINGW linker issues
  • Issues with VARIANT data type
May 3, 2018

IMPROVED

  • Extended protocol support for images: http, https, {CONTEXT}, qx://application, qx://embedded, qx://icon
  • Form Designer ⇒ Property Pane: Added the ‘clear value’ button in the size-related fields

 

FIXED

  • INPUT dialog losing focus after DISPLAY AT screen
  • Issue with resizing a table row
  • functionField causing a cyclic redrawing of a form
  • GridPanel context menu
April 23, 2018

NEW

qrun:

  • Code generator version is displayed along with the Lycia build version (qrun, qbuild, qfgl, qxlm, qlink with option -V [ –version ] ).
    See Running and Compiling 4GL Source Files for more details
  • qrun compares versions of code generator for program and runtime when building object_cache: if versions match, the object_cache is built, otherwise an error is thrown
  • object_cache info added to qrun logs.
    See Logging and Application cache for more details

 

Form Designer:

 

IMPROVED

  • Variables of VARIANT data type keep the assigned values after the assignment operation
  • Default severity of logging (environment variable ‘LYCIA_SEVERITY’) is set to TRACE
  • Extended the list of possible values for QXDEBUG
  • Form Designer: the ‘clear value’ button added for the fieldTable property
  • LyciaDesktop: the ‘close’ button in the dialog titlebar can be disabled by qxtheme property

 

FIXED

  • Property configuration for Radio widget
  • Dynamic array, method ‘Append’
  • qrun connection to a network drive, log creation on a network drive
  • invalid/unknown XML attributes crashing the IDE
  • Removing elements from a grid at runtime
  • Issue with the content being deleted when moving rows or columns in the GridPanel container
April 3, 2018

NEW

  • Java9 support for runtime
  • DYNAMIC ARRAY OF VARIANT can be used in INPUT / INPUT ARRAY / DISPLAY ARRAY / DISPLAY TO / DISPLAY INTO statements as dynamic list of variables

 

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Form Designer ⇒ Property Pane:
    The ‘clear value’ button is displayed for a property only if there is a value to clear. Otherwise (if a property is null), it is hidden
  • LyciaStudio: tab highlighting will be consistent across all embedded modules
  • Path to Java virtual machine is now set automatically during the LyciaStudio installation

 

FIXES

  • Authentication conflict in the case of local and domain users having the identical usernames
  • Issue with the startlog function crashing application
  • Issue with inserting BIGINT variables into a database
  • Variable of Variant datatype should keep the assigned value
Mar 27, 2018

NEW

Form Designer ⇒ Property Pane:

  • Size-related properties (i.e. maxSize, minSize, preferredSize, etc.) got the info pane which shows up upon selecting a property. It contains information about supported units and usage example.
    Further, similar approach will be taken for other properties.

 

IMPROVED

Form Designer ⇒ Property Pane:

  • Image selection was streamlined: one button for both browsing for image files and selecting an image from URL. Furthermore, it is now possible to use images from both the application and public sources (for now, in the ‘Select image from URL’ option only). The respective prefix will be dded to the image URL in the source XML automatically: qx://application and {CONTEXT}, accordingly.

 

Other:

  • Lycia now throws an error to a browser console in case of inconsistent theme file (e.g. containing the non-existing widget names), so it’s easier to spot the issue and make all the necessary adjustments to the theme.
  • The obsolete link to the Graphical Form Editor was removed from LyciaStudio preferences, 4GL group.

 

FIXED

  • Broken report view for UTF8 reports
  • Issue with configuring properties of ListBoxItem and ComboBoxItem
  • Table and Treetable require manual refresh after deleting
  • Client side problem when adding an element to the table embedded into TablePage
  • A few fixes related to GridLengthDefinition and new Radio and RadioGroup widgets
Mar 21, 2018

NEW

  • Child process can get environment variables defined/provided by the calling process
  • The RadioButton, RadioButtonList, and RadioButtonListItem widgets all together were replaced with a single widget in the Palette — Radio. Adding Radio to any container creates RadioGroup automatically.
    Use morphing feature in Form Designer to easily convert your existing RadioButtonList, RadioButtonListItem and RadioButton widgets to Radio.
    For more details, see Lycia tutorials

 

IMPROVED

Form Designer ⇒ Property Pane:

  • TimeEdit: Simplified configuration
    The ‘DataType’ property will be hidden and always set to DateTime; XML attribute: dataType=”DateTime,Hour,Minute”. No changes functionality wise
  • The ‘size’, ‘maxSize’, ‘minSize’, ‘preferredSize’ properties got 2 separate inline input boxes for width and height, labeled as ‘W’ and ‘H’, respectively
  • Internal classes are no longer shown

 

Form Designer ⇒ Component Tree:

  • Any system/internal components are hidden; only the items that can be controlled by a user are visible. Particularly, the GridPanel structure and visual representation in the Component Tree was simplified

 

Other:

  • Whenever a property value is cleared via the “clear value” button, the respective attribute gets automatically removed from the source XML

 

FIXED

Form Designer:

  • Table: Exception thrown when adding new columns
  • WebComponent: Widget malfunction with GoogleMaps

 

Other:

  • Issue with combobox not showing the selected or typed value
  • Issue with the ‘onTouched’ event in FunctionField
Feb 22, 2018

NEW

Form Designer ⇒ Property Pane: Now you can control the content of the Property Pane through the set of configuration files.

  • Decide on the default (always shown) and advanced properties (accessible through the ‘Show advanced properties’ button on the Property Pane toolbar)
  • Define the properties order
  • Stick to the default grouping, group properties your own way, or remove all the groups entirely

 

You can find more details as to where configuration files are located and how to use them in the Lycia Online Tutorials

 

IMPROVED

  • Form Designer ⇒ TextArea: the ‘useTabs’ property renamed to ‘allowTabulation’
  • Form Designer ⇒ TextArea, TextField: icons updated
  • Form Designer ⇒ location properties for widgets: From now on, the location property for widgets depends on the type of the root container:
    – The ‘location’ property is available if a widget is inside the CoordPanel container
    – The ‘gridItemLocation’ property is available if a widget is inside the GridPanel container
    – The ‘borderPanelItemLocation’ is available if a widget is inside the BorderPanel container

 

FIXED

  • Licensing: Issue with the processing of license cancellation fixed
  • Form Designer ⇒ Button, Label: Fixed the ignorance of the ‘allowNewLines’ property
  • Form Designer ⇒ GridPanel: Only one widget can be added to a cell
  • Compiler: Fixed the issue with esqlc causing the compiler error with correct C code
Feb 08, 2018

IMPROVED

Form Designer:

  • TextArea:
    – Dropped the ‘horizontalScrollBarVisibility’ and ‘verticalScrollBarVisibility’ properties. The scrollbar will show up automatically as needed
    – Dropped the ‘allowNewLines’ property. TextAre is always multiline
  • Browser, Calendar, ComboBox, FunctionField, Label, TextArea, TextField, TimeEditField:
    Dropped the ‘fieldScroll’ property. Now, even if an input box is too small to display the entire value, you can always move the cursor to the last character of the value entered and ensure its correctness
  • ProgressBar:
    Dropped the ‘orientation’ property which allowed to switch between horizontal and vertical orientation of the widget. Now, ProgressBar is always horizontal
  • Forms will open in the Full Screen mode by default to make it more convenient for you to review and design the forms, with the entire design area at your disposal

 

FIXED

Form Designer:

  • Stretching the form horizontally will no longer affect its height
  • FunctionField: Removed the confusion caused by presence of two similar properties: ‘image’ (now dropped) and ‘imageid’. Now, ‘imageid’ is the only place for defining the image to be used in FunctionField

 

Other:

  • Calendar: The date selected in the picker will always be displayed in accordance with the specified format (format always has priority over DBDATE variable)
  • A few minor issues with data type conversion fixed (MS SQL, PostgreSQL)