OI10 Panels and Relationships

As someone that likes user interfaces to look nice, I am loving the new support for panels in OpenInsight 10.  Carl has just explained how they are used in the new IDE and how a group of controls can be grouped onto panels with proper parent child relationships.  Better still, he’s showed how a form with three controls (static, toolbar and single panel) can be used to drive a dynamic user interface that is really smart.

Earlier Mike discussed the conversion process, what is involved and details about how the tables are optimised ‘IF’ you decide to take the copy option.  As usual with OpenInsight, as a developer, you remain in control and we have options for you during the conversion process.  More useful OI10 insights for the attendees.

I think that I’ll be spending quite some time working through the accompanying course paperwork that Mike has written specifically for the course.  Sitting at the back of the room, I see a couple of attendees with the doc already open on their screens,

There is even more to OI10 than I remembered and I’ll be looking at putting some videos together when I get my hands on the beta.

Universal Driver 5.0 to be made available for use with OI 9.4

Revelation Software are so pleased with the features and benefits of the Universal Driver 5.0 that we are going to make it available for use with OpenInsight 9.4 in October 2015!   Existing users of the Universal Driver 4.7 can upgrade to the Universal Driver 5.0 and customers who are not upgrading, can purchase the UD 5.0 as normal.  If you are in the EMEA region, please email info@revsoft.co.uk with your current version and serial number for the cost of your upgrade.

As with the current Universal Driver 4.7 for OpenInsight version 9.x, the UD 5.0 will be included free of charge with the purchase of new OpenInsight 10 licenses.

Features and Benefits

  • Latest Communication Technology
    The Universal Driver 5.0 utilizes the latest communication libraries to provide robust, reliable service between the UD server and its clients.
  • Secure communications option
    If desired, the communications channel between the UD server and its clients can be SSL encrypted, preventing unauthorized interception of sensitive information.
  • Authenticated clients option – If desired, only explicitly authorized client software can connect to the UD server over a secure SSL channel.
  • Connection Retry
    If the communication link between the client and server is temporarily lost, and then restored, the client will attempt to reconnect and resume normal operations.
  • VSS friendly
    The UD 5.0 is VSS (Volume Snapshot Service) aware and can thus be backed up with minimal disruption to normal operations.  

OI10 gains attention online

OI10whitePartners at Database Trends and Applications have picked up on the forthcoming OpenInsight 10 release with a posting about the new Presentation Server and From Designer.

I received the email bulletin overnight which links to http://listserv.onlineinc.com/ViewMessage.aspx?ID=da5d2fec-5a91-4848-a888-9b443915f0c6&ClientID=5899942

It is good to see that the interest in this major release is gaining momentum this early in the development cycle.

For more information about OpenInsight 10, please check out http://www.revelation.com or contact Martyn about taking one of the last couple of places on this months RUG or OI 10 awareness training.

UD 5.0


For me, one of the many highlights of the recent 2015 Revelation Conference in the USA, was the presentations relating to the wonderful improvements to the Universal Driver 5.0.  I had expected to hear a lot about the interface and API changes, but this one came as a very welcome surprise for me.

SRP have just released a new blog article which takes a look at the forthcoming benefits of the new Universal Driver version 5.0 and it is well worth a read for anyone working with an OpenInsight based system and especially those of you planning a move to OpenInsight 10 at some point.

You can view their posting here.