Announcements

  • Rocket UniData 8.2.3 now available

    Today the Rocket MultiValue R&D team has made a new version of UniData available, version 8.2.3. This latest release is what we call a maintenance release since it’s a hotfix rollup release with some new features. Specifically, UniData 8.2.3 includes support for Python 3.9.

    Also, we introduced a new and improved upgrade and install script, ‘udtsetup’, with UniData 8.2; please note UniData 8.2.3 will be the final release that supports ‘udtinstall’ and ‘updatesys’. Future releases of UniData will only support the new ‘udtsetup’ script.

    UDT.OPTION Changes

    • – Update to UDT.OPTION 116: Please note this printing option is for 32-bit only and should not be used with 64-bit releases.
    • – NEW: UDT.OPTION 129 U_VF_ALLOW_STALE_READ – this new option allows for virtual field stale (updating the index with a possibly, already obsolete value) reads

    For more details, please read the release notes. To download 8.2.3, place your order in RBC.

    Later in the quarter we’re hosting our next Rocket MV roadmap livestream. To learn what we’re planning for UniData, please join us on Wednesday, May 19th. To save your seat, please fill out the form on our roadmap registration page.

  • NOW AVAILABLE | ROCKET CONNECTIQ 7.2.2

    We're excited to announce that Rocket ConnectiQ 7.2.2 is now available to customers on the Rocket Community Portal!

    Highlights include:

    • The Copy and Paste functionality in Configure has been enhanced to allow a developer to copy one or more statements from a task and paste them into a different task. This allows for faster task development.

     

    • A UI enhancement to import an SSL Certificate to the web server has been added. You can import a certificate by navigating to Platform → Administration → SSL Certificate and completing the certificate dialog.

     

    • Various performance and efficiency improvements.

     

    Detailed release notes can be found here: ConnectiQ 7.2.2.
  • NOW AVAILABLE | ROCKET LEGASUITE 8.5.6 AND ROCKET API 8.5.6


    We're excited to announce that Rocket LegaSuite 8.5.6 and Rocket API 8.5.6 is now available to customers on the Rocket Community Portal!

    Highlights include:

    Rocket LegaSuite Web

    Workbench

    Web application design experience:

    • In previous versions, any manual modifications to widgets in a page are lost when Smart Build is re-run. To optimize the development process, it is now possible to retain the modifications to Smart Build results on pages. For example, changing the list header definitions, excluding (parts of) fields or changing the web control type.

    Dynamic UI updates:

    • To provide better support for regular expressions in Dynamic UI rules, the PCRE2 regular expression library is introduced to replace the in-house regular expression library.

     

    Web Desktop Client

    • The Web Desktop Client has been upgraded to the latest version of Chromium, providing enhanced security.
    • It is now possible to save and load profile information for easier troubleshooting.

     

    Engines and Servlet

    Security enhancements:

    • New configurable rate limits have been implemented to manage the number of connections and requests made within a time period to prevent Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.
    • To prevent unrestricted communication to the servlet, CORS (Cross-origin Resource Sharing) rules can be defined in the servlet configuration.

     

    Rocket API

    Workbench

    Multi-user support for deployment projects:

    • The project create wizard for API Deployment projects has a new option to configure the API Deployment project for multi-user development.
    • Support for managing microflows using Source Control Management software has been improved.

     

    Access & Connectivity Hub

    • It is now possible to configure automatic cleanup for the hub's database. To exclude packages from the database cleanup, lock specific versions of packages by toggling the Locked switch on a version.
    • A new Start menu option was added to update the configuration of the Tomcat container where the hub is running on Windows. For example, adding extra system properties or changing the Java memory allocation.

     

     

    Rocket LegaSuite GUI

    Workbench

    • To improve the developer experience, it is now possible to also recreate the screen when the user is prompted to recreate the page during Smart Build.

     

    Detailed release notes can be found here: Rocket API 8.5.6, Rocket LegaSuite GUI 8.5.6 and Rocket LegaSuite Web 8.5.6.

  • Rocket D3 10.3.3 Available Now

    As part of our commitment to develop, enhance and support our MultiValue products, the Rocket D3 R&D team has made a new version of D3 available, version 10.3.3. This latest release is what we call a maintenance release since it includes both bug fixes and some new features. Specifically, D3 10.3.3 includes a new service to support additional client connectivity, including UOPY.

    For more details, please read the release notes. To download the installer, go to the Downloads section of the Rocket Community Portal.

    Rocket Software encourages you and all our customers to run the latest versions of our MultiValue Application Platform, so your organization is:

    • keeping up with new features which deliver enhanced security, compliance, and performance
    • maximizing the value of your maintenance contract, which includes free access to the latest releases

    Other D3 News:

    Later in the quarter we’re hosting our next Rocket MV roadmap livestream. To learn what we’re planning for D3, please join us on Wednesday, May 19th. To save your seat, please fill out the form on our roadmap registration page.

    In June, Tim Rude, the head of our D3 R&D team, will be introducing the next release of D3 10.4 and invites you to participate in the D3 10.4 alpha program. Rocket values your input as we continue to develop and enhance D3 to help you address your business challenges. We hope you’ll engage with this alpha program, and with our technical and product management teams. Interested in participating? Sign up here.
  • MV BASIC for VS Code v1.1.0 now available

    We’re pleased to announce the availability of Rocket® MV BASIC for Visual Studio Code (VS Code) v1.1.0, a powerful extension for Visual Studio Code, the fastest-growing development tool and a favorite of recent college grads, most of whom never learned BASIC. 

    Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code offers features to help your developers modernize, simplify, and work more productively.

    Version 1.1.0 of includes editing features:

    • Highlighting (video)
    • Symbols collection (video)
    • Code folding (video)
    • Go-to Definition (video)
    • Rename
    • Find reference
    • Hover documentation (video)
    • Doc formatting (video)
    • Customized documentation
    • Auto-Completion
    • Auto-Group (video)
    • Customizable configuration options
    • Detailed documentation (GitHub)

     

    And, this is one of many releases. We'll be releasing more versions in the future with new features including compile and build, powerful debugging, version control, integrated build, and scaling.

    Where can I get Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code?

    Please visit the VS Code Marketplace to download Rocket MV BASIC for VS Code today.

  • NOW AVAILABLE | ICLUSTER VERSION 8.3.1

    We're excited to announce that iCluster 8.3.1 is now available to customers on the Rocket Customer Portal.

    Highlights of this release include:

    Replication enhancements

    • iCluster now supports the replication of SQL objects on IASP, similar to replication for other objects such as native objects and BSF files.

     

    Sync Check enhancements

    • A new option has been added to only refresh the journal information of objects that are out of sync with the JRN (journaling on target) reason code.

     

    Status Monitor

    • It is now possible to directly work with objects (WRKOBJ) from the “Work With Object Status” panel.

     

    Other Changes

    • Dates in the log will be formatted using the system default format.
    • MQSeries version MQ V9R2 is now supported.

    Detailed release notes can be found here.

    Upgrade path:

    You can only upgrade to iCluster release 8.3.1 directly from iCluster 8.3. For releases earlier than 8.3, first upgrade to 8.3 and then to 8.3.1.

  • The NEW MV Product Lifecycle Categories


    It has been several years since Rocket MultiValue has made changes in its product lifecycle.  On January 15th, 2021 Rocket MV announced product version lifecycle changes.  These changes will have a one-year grace period, taking effect January 15th, 2022. 

    In 2020, we reassessed and redefined the MV product lifecycle categories.  While reviewing the Rocket MV lifecycle it became apparent that we were missing a lifecycle category between End of Service and End of Life.  For this reason, we redefined End of Service (now End of Support) and End of Life while adding a new status of End of Limited Support.  Categories are now based primarily on supportability of product versions.

    Summary of redefined/new categories:

    End of Support (EOS)– Technical support is limited. Support may or may not have platform versions or product versions for problem reproduction.

    End of Limited Support (EOLS) – The product version has been withdrawn from sales. Support is restricted and will not have an environment for problem reproduction.

    End of Life (EOL) – The product or product version is no longer available. New or additional licenses, maintenance, free upgrades, support, hotfixes and downloadable content are no longer available.

    Based on these category changes we will be recategorizing most currently EOL’d versions to EOLS. 

    For full details on the new MV Product Lifecycle categories and changes please review the Product Lifecycle Definitions 2021 and MV Product Lifecycle Announcement – January 2021 on RBC
  • TRUfusion Enterprise Virtual User Meeting Dates

    Dates for the diary!

    The dates for the 2021 TRUfusion Enterprise Virtual User Meeting have been set. 

    They are:
    Wednesday 21st April 2021 in German
    Thursday 22nd April 2021 in English

    The topics on the agenda include:
    • TFE Roadmap
    • TFE 7.9.4.0 Release Demonstration
    • TFE Customer Future Roadmap Priorities
    More information to follow.
  • z/OS sudo-1.8.21p2-7 resolves CVE-2021-3156

    A new release of sudo (sudo-1.8.21p2-7) is now available for download and install via conda from Rocket's secure conda channel server.

    This release contains the patch to resolve the security vulnerability CVE-2021-3156.
  • NOW AVAILABLE | ROCKET LEGASUITE 8.5.5 AND ROCKET API 8.5.5


    We're excited to announce that Rocket LegaSuite 8.5.5 and Rocket API 8.5.5 is now available to customers on the Rocket Community Portal!

    Highlights include:

     

    General

    • OpenSSL has been upgraded to version 1.1.1i, providing enhanced security.

     

    Rocket LegaSuite Web

    Workbench

    Updated Material Design template:

    • The Material Design template for Web 3270 projects has been updated with a new logon page and improved Dynamic UI rules for the best result at runtime.
    • New custom widgets have been added to the palette to easily add combo boxes, dates, output fields, and passwords to pages.

    Web application design experience:

    • Web controls can now easily be changed to another type in the page editor. Converting the web control type also converts its properties.
    • To design web applications for different form factors (e.g. mobile/tablet), it is now possible to preview the layout of the page on a device by selecting the appropriate device / size in the Workbench.

    Dynamic UI updates:

    • New Dynamic UI rules have been added to the project templates to provide better defaults.
    • Variables defined in Dynamic UI rules can now be referenced in the properties of the Dynamic UI widgets. This unlocks new capabilities that were not possible before, like dynamic tooltips. 

     

    Engines and Servlet

    • The performance of the Web Client has been improved.
    • The engine installation experience on Windows has been streamlined to allow engines and servlets to use self-signed security certificates for connecting to the hub.

     

    Rocket API

    Workbench

    • The handling of API Deployment projects in a multi-user environment has been improved.
    • Rocket API Javadoc (Host Emulator and API Gateway) are now available on GitHub.

     

    Access & Connectivity Agent

    • To improve security, the agent now returns a Strict-Transport-Security header by default.
    • All communications between the hub and the agent are now performed via a WebSocket, ensuring administration functionality works when the agent is behind a firewall.

    Access & Connectivity Hub

    • To clearly differentiate between the displayed environments, the graphs view in the API Dashboard now displays color coded statistics bars for multiple engines or environments.
    • It is now possible to retrieve additional information for entries in the Web Session and the API Transaction view using the info menu option for that entry.

    Rocket LegaSuite GUI

    • Increased scalability allowing you to work with projects with up to 64,000 screens (previously limited to 16,000).

     

    Detailed release notes can be found here: Rocket API 8.5.5, Rocket LegaSuite GUI 8.5.5 and Rocket LegaSuite Web 8.5.5.

  • Join me in welcoming Uniface to the Rocket Software family

    I’m excited to announce that earlier today, we announced that we’ve acquired Uniface, a Netherlands-based company that develops a low-code application development platform also known as Uniface.

     

    Thousands of customers around the world rely on the Uniface platform to build and run their mission-critical applications and, like Rocket, their customers include some of the world’s biggest companies in industries such as manufacturing, transportation, and retail.

     

    We’ve completed dozens of acquisitions over the past 30 years; in fact, I came to Rocket when my own company was acquired. For me, the most exciting thing about any acquisition is getting to meet new people and work with them as they become Rocketeers. In this instance, we’re welcoming 81 new people to the Rocket family, each with skills and experiences that will help improve the products and services our customers and partners depend on.

     

    Speaking of customers and partners, I’m equally looking forward to getting to know all of the new companies and individuals we’ll now have the opportunity to work with. We at Rocket have a long history of building application development platforms, and I know that both current Rocket customers and new Uniface customers will benefit from our combined R&D experience and expertise. The possibilities are limitless.

     

    If you want to learn more about Uniface, I encourage you to check out the Uniface website. And if you’re a Uniface customer or partner and new to Rocket, let me be the first to welcome you. I can’t wait to meet each of you.

    Gary

  • Community Manager 11.6.12 Release Announcement

    The 11.6.12 release is a minor update with a focus on supporting the Microsoft Office 365 OAuth 2.0 authorization framework.

    Highlights of this release include:

    Microsoft 365 OAuth 2.0

    • Microsoft will end support for Basic Authentication in the second half of 2021, forcing users and applications that integrate with it to use Modern Authentication. Community Manager now supports OAuth 2.0, enabling customers to transition to a supported authentication framework and continue to work with Microsoft’s Exchange Online service.

     

    Fixes

    • New issues can now be saved without generating a 502 bad gateway error. This previously occurred when the user is a member of multiple workspaces with different address books
    • A new Help topic has been added about disabling pop-up blockers in Google’s Chrome browser

     

    The full release notes can be found here: https://docs.rocketsoftware.com/nxt/gateway.dll/RKBnew/community%20manager/v11.6.12/aldcm_release-notes_v11.6.12.pdf?f=templates&fn=document-frameset.htm