Over the last month we have had a few difficult support issues where the technical challenges involved in resolving them were directly related to the customers being significantly behind our current software versions (free to all clients on maintenance!). While our support and development teams do make every effort to help out with issues that come up with older versions, it’s important to realize that as the years pass it becomes more and more difficult for us to provide quick and effective help. In short: it is risky to lag too far behind.
Catapult 7.8 is now available for download. Among many enhancements and fixes (see the full list here) is the option to start and stop the Poller on specific days of the week.
This new feature makes it easier to shut the Poller down on weekends, which many people do for system backups and maintenance. It also reduces hands-on management and offers greater control over the Poller’s performance.
Catapult 7.7 is now available for download. This version includes several significant fixes to issues recently reported by customers. There are no changes other than the fixes listed below, so if you are at a recent release, there should be minimal risk of this upgrade affecting your existing rules. Contact Technical Support if you have any questions on this!
These are the fixes in Catapult 7.71:
Resolved an issue where errors during post-processing delete of spooled files were not being reported correctly Continue reading →
As part of our ongoing development strategy and planning efforts here at BCD we are scheduling future internal IBM i system upgrades. This will affect the minimum OS/400 release level supported by BCD products. Our product line currently requires a minimum OS/400 release level of V5R3. As of January 1, 2012 V5R4 will be the minimum OS/400 release level supported by most BCD products and updates released after that date.
As our products continue to evolve and new products are introduced it is generally our intention to keep in step with IBM OS/400 release levels, while also giving our clients enough time to plan for this change. This allows us to develop using current technology and to make this technology available to you in our product family.
Added new spool file identifiers introduced in V5R2.
Fixed a problem resequencing rules with very large numbers.
Implemented enhanced searching for spool files from the console.
Fixed a blank error message when a spool file fails to load (CPF3492).
Fixed a problem that was causing the cache to get corrupted.
Fixed a problem where a failure to load a rule would cause the poller to crash.
Fixed a problem with the option to create separate emails.
Fixed problems with corrupt console configurations.
Moved the batch processing before document transformation, matching Catapult 6.
Fixed some problems with improperly formed strings of multiple email addresses.
The widths of columns in the main Console window will be retained between restarts.
Added a new option for the Catapult Launchpad to start the Console automatically.
Fixed some problems with splitting where pages would be missing.
Fixed an inconsistency between version 6 and 7 with unassigned segments not being combined into a single email.
Adjusted the trimming so that leading whitespace in User Data fields are retained.
If you are upgrading from version 6.x, use these instructions, which will guide you through setting up an upgrade test environment. If you are at any release of Catapult 7 you can use the much simpler Catapult 7.x to 7.7 upgrade instructions. Let us know if you need a myBCDSoftware.com login to access these guides.
If you have any questions about Catapult 7, or this update in particular, please get in touch!