Canvas Plugin has been updated to version 2.1. This version adds support for 4D Server 64-bit on Windows, improved support for 4D v14, choice between GDI+ or GDI text rendering on Windows and many bug fixes and other improvements. Please refer to the section “Version history” in the documentation for details.
There has been a lot of attention in the media about the Poodle vulnerability in the SSL protocol. NTK Plugin supports both the SSLv2, SSLv3 and TLSv1 protocols. Disabling the unsafe protocols is easy. Just include the following in the option list when calling TCP Listen or TCP Open:
This will disable SSLv2 and SSLv3. This issue is most importantly for server sockets. Client sockets will negotiate with the server and negotiate on the protocol to use. If the server tells it only supports TLSv1, then that will be used.
In the upcoming 2.5.4 version we will make TLSv1 the default ssl-method for server sockets.
In Adobe Reader version 11.0.7 some changes were made in the ActiveX control which made it incompatible with PDF Viewer. Fortunately this issue has been addressed by Adobe with Adobe Reader version 11.0.9. We recommend all users to update to this version.
SQLite Plugin has been updated to version 3.0. This version adds support for features such as Windows 64-bit and time and blob arrays. New commands have been added for online backups, column bindings and SQL keywords and formulas. The plugin now also offers built-in support for several SQLite extensions such as full-text searches, geospatial systems (R-Tree), approximate matches and hierarchical parent-child relationships.
Please refer to the section “Version history” in the documentation for details.
XML Plugin has been updated to version 3.5. This version adds support for 4D Server 64-bit on Windows. Please refer to the section “Version history” in the documentation for details.
We have renewed our webshop to a new standards-based platform. We now offer more payment methods such as PayPal, bank transfer and American Express.
PDF Viewer is incompatible with Adobe Reader 11.0.7. Adobe made some changes in this version, which broke the use of the Active X control.
This problem is not specific to PDF Viewer. It also happens with other development environments such as Delphi, Visual Basic, Python, Xojo, MatLab etc.
NTK Plugin has been updated to version 2.5.3. This release includes an updated version of OpenSSL that addresses the Heartbleed security vulnerability. All users are recommended to update to this version.
In addition it includes a few enhancements and bug fixes. More details can be found in the section Version history of the documentation.
PostgreSQL Plugin has been updated to version 2.5.2. This version includes a few bug fixes. See the section “Version History” of the documentation for details.
NTK Plugin has been updated to version 2.5.2. This release includes several important bug fixes and a few new features. All developers are recommended to update to this version.
New commands have been added to retrieve various information from SSL certificates and enhanced certificate validation. To make life easier for developers, “warnings” are by default no-longer reported to the error handler. This behavior can be controlled using the “verbose” option. On Mac the plugin now uses its own copy of OpenSSL instead of the system provided one. Because of this the plugin is no longer compatible with OS X 10.5. More details can be found in the section Version history of the documentation.