Omnis Studio 8.1 will be the next major release of Omnis Studio and it promises to have one or two exciting new features, as well as the usual fault fixes and minor updates. Members of the Omnis Developer partner program (ODPP) are invited to start testing the Beta version of this release: a small number of developers have been testing this version privately, but it is time to release this in a public beta phase (limited to ODPP members).
- Third-Party VCS Support
the Beta allows you to export/import Omnis libraries in JSON format; in later releases we hope to extend this capability to support third-party VCS repositories (such as GIT or SVN)
- Web Services
RESTful web services will support POSTs with the content type “application/x-www-formurlencoded”
A number of other enhancements have been added in the Beta, including: $showheaderlines for Headed Lists and Tree Lists to display header lines; method lines longer than 255 characters will now fully display in the method editor; control characters will be displayed in the Method Editor when inspecting the contents of a variable; pressing return in the Component Store will act like a double-click, by adding the control to the design window; the Code Assistant will recognise custom properties.
To apply to test the Studio 8.1 Beta release, assuming you are in the ODPP, please go to the Beta signup form: http://www.omnis.net/support/odpp/beta.jsp