IIS, O4W & Server 2008


The O4W Quick Start Guide is the place to begin your O4W journey.  It includes details of configuring Internet Information Services (IIS) on a developer’s workstation (laptop, or whatever) for the running and development of a web system using O4W.

Revelation have also published a knowledge base article on configuring IIS on a Windows 2008 server for use with O4W.  This document will be hugely useful for anyone looking to deploy their O4w application to a live production web server.

The full article can be found by Clicking Here.

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OpenInsight Coding Standards


As systems mature and development teams expand and grow, it is important that standards are maintained throughout the development cycle right across the development team.  This is becoming more and more important because development teams are becoming more and more spread out with home working, working on the move, multiple office locations and more.

Carl Pates of Sprezzatura Ltd has written a document entitled OpenInsight Coding Standards: Best-practice programming notes for Application Development. This is a short guide containing essential programming practices for developing OpenInsight applications.

Please click HERE to download the full article from the Revelation Knowledge Base.

Universal Driver 4.7 Update v3


Bundled free with every new OpenInsight v9.0 or later Network User License, the Universal Driver 4.x is now without question the predominant software product to protect and monitor your Revelation based system.

The current version is the UD 4.7 and Revelation has recently released update v3 for the Universal Driver 4.7.  The update is available for download from the OpenInsight WORKS area on www.revelation.com.

So why a new update:

Under certain circumstances, the Universal Driver Manager will not display active workstations and locked records.  The symptoms are that the list of connected workstations and locked records will either be empty or incomplete.  The missing workstations and locked records can occur when the UD Manager encounters more than 16 consecutive disconnected sessions.  The UD Manager will stop checking for new sessions after it reaches this limit.  The disconnected sessions are a normal part of the Linear Hash services operation as clients connect and disconnect from the Linear Hash service.

To resolve the problem, an updated version of the UD Manager 4.7 is available for download.  The update can be applied to any UD 4.7 or UD NUL 4.7 and affects only the UD Manager and not the Linear Hash windows service.

Further details can be found on www.revelation.com.