Author Archives: Scott Honeyman

Nexus Portal Group Menus can be seen by everyone

There was a bug introduced in 4.54 where the authorities on Group Menus are not being honoured.  The end result is that users can see all of the group menus regardless of whether or not they are in that group.

This is resolved with the following download – a save file with an updated menu program:
http://downloads.excelsystems.com/downloads/updates/NEXUS4/NX454/menusf.savf

To install it, follow these instructions.

  • Download the save file menusf.savf and save it to your PC
  • FTP menusf.savf up to QGPL or some other library on your IBM I
  • Rename your current iteration of menu.pgm in your Nexus 4.54 library just in case
  • Restore menu.pgm to your Nexus 4.54 library.

If you uploaded the save file to QGPL you can restore it with the following command:
RSTOBJ OBJ(MENU) SAVLIB(XL_NEX454) DEV(*SAVF) OBJTYPE(*PGM) SAVF(QGPL/MENUSF) RSTLIB(XL_NEXUS)

Replace XL_NEXUS with your own Nexus 4.54 library name
Please contact Technical Support with any questions.

Catapult and Spool-Explorer 8.1.0 now available

We’ve recently released Catapult and Spool-Explorer 8.1.0. You can get the new download from www.myBCDSoftware.com.

*Action Required*
In this new version we’ve upgraded the EXODUS sub system. The EXODUS51 is now called EXODUS55. It will be required for you to change your start up CL program to reflect this new sub system name, STRSBS XL_EX55/EXODUS55.

Here are some of the changes in this version:

  • You can now drag and drop spool file attributes into the list filter.
  • There is an additional column available in the Catapult Console to display the last date and time a rule was run.
  • Added warning in case all queues were accidentally added to the Queues to Poll column in the Poller Configuration.
  • Added the ability to use the creation date/time replacement value with network polled files.

Additional Links:
Updates Page
EXODUS55 Information

Contact BCD Support before updating your copy of Monarch for EZ-Pickin’s

If you are a Fresche Solutions customer running Monarch for EZ-Pickin’s you may know that we are a re-seller; Monarch for EZ-Pickin’s is produced by Datawatch.
 
Periodically Datawatch notifies it’s customers about new releases and contacts users regarding versions that are no longer supported.
 
BCD Software customers often run a different a version of Monarch for EZ-Pickin’s than Datawatch customers will. This is because of features specific to BCD’s version which allow Monarch to interface with our other products like Catapult and Spool Explorer.
 
We’d like to ensure you that we are confident in the versions that we are selling and supporting. We’d also like to encourage you to reach out to BCD Support if you plan to upgrade your copy of Monarch for EZ-Pickins or if you have any questions or concerns.
 

Presto 6.6 is available for download

Presto 6.6 is available for download from our customer portal, myBCDsoftware.com, and our public website.

Highlights of this release include:

  • Ability to modify the screens while in Mobile mode in the Visual Editor.
  • Toolbar option to switch views from Desktop Mode to Mobile Mode.
  • Optimized for mobile with mobile specific customizations panel.
  • You can now generate PDFs from larger spool files.
  • Resolved issue with Exporting large files.

If you have any questions about upgrading or the new features, please review the Presto Upgrade Guide or contact Technical Support.

End-of-Support Notice 
Please note that we’re able to provide full support for approximately the last five releases. If you’re still running Presto 6.0 or older, we recommend you make plans to upgrade as soon as possible as this version is now considered to be limited support.

Please visit the Presto New Features page to see an illustrated list of the most important new features, or visit the Presto Updates History page to review the changes in recent versions.

HTTPOXY vulnerability on IBM i

If you’re not up to date with security PTFs you will want to read the following security bulletin from IBM:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1021689

It relates to the HTTPOXY vulnerability in the HTTP server, and there are PTFS for Releases 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2.

BCD products that use the HTTP server include WebSmart, Clover, Presto, and Nexus.

As always, contact our support department if you have any questions or concerns,

Marc Hunter

Zend security vulnerability ~ ImageMagick image processing software

WebSmart PHP users should be aware that Zend has recently published a security notice in their support knowledge base regarding a vulnerability in the Imagick PHP extension.

While this extension is not enabled by default, you may be using the extension in PHP or have it enabled, in which case please follow the instructions in Zend’s security notice.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Presto 6.4 is available for download

Presto 6.4 is available for download from our customer portal, myBCDsoftware.com, and our public website.

Highlights of this release include:

  • Minimum IBM i OS release is V6R1
  • You can now launch the log in a browser
  • Presto supports custom naming of the signature pad png file
  • Table detection improvements

If you have any questions about upgrading or the new features, please review the Presto Upgrade Guide or contact Technical Support.

End-of-Support Notice 
Please note that we’re able to provide full support for approximately the last five releases. If you’re still running Presto 6.0 or older, we recommend you make plans to upgrade as soon as possible.

Check for Flash-enabled browsers (using JavaScript)

Something most web developers take for granted is the ability of our user’s browser to render Flash. When working with BCD’s product suite, this is particularly true whenever we do any development with SmartCharts. But as you may be aware, there are some browsers which can not actually render Flash objects – namely the iPhone and iPad versions of Safari. These users not only fail to see any of your Flash content, but they also tend to receive a popup error message for every flash object you put on a page. So, in addition to missing out on some key functionality of your page, they also get an annoying alert (or three, or five, or ten…). Continue reading