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    Re: Version 1749_4210

    Originally posted by mikeallenbrown View Post
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      Re: Version 1749_4210

      I agree with all of the above. There are many reasons this is an all around bad idea not only for us, but also for our customers. Heavan forbid if any of our current customers or potential new customers learn that our software has a built-in time bomb. It would certainly scare me away as a prospective customer of my products just like it is scaring me away from Alpha.


        Re: Version 1749_4210

        Is anyone having problems with file upload? Since the update was installed the script is working and uploading a file to the directory, however, it is no longer showing confirmation in the upload dialog box nor is it recording the file information to the row. Therefore, it appears that the process hangs (even though it uploaded to the directory). No other changes but upgrade of Alpha. I have even rebuilt the component from scratch and the same issue is occurring. Doesn't matter which file I try nor the size same problem.

        I have also ran the suggested bulk operations to with no errors, but to no avail.

        Have filed a bug report just in case. This is a serious problem if it affects other deployed applications.

        Last edited by jthornton; 10-28-2013, 01:50 PM. Reason: Update from Alpha regarding bug report


          Re: Version 1749_4210

          Looks to me like it set to not launch if a mandatory upgrade is required. Does this only effect subscription licenses or perpetual non subscription also?


            Re: Version 1749_4210

            Custom logical checkboxes set to have color background with the custom appearance designer is not rendering correctly in IE8 (shows as regular checkbox). Seems okay in Firefox & Chrome.

            Bug report sent.

            UPDATE: This is not a bug but a limitation of IE8.
            Last edited by iRadiate; 10-28-2013, 01:42 PM.
            Alpha Anywhere v12. Build 8867-5691 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V


              Re: Version 1749_4210

              Some clarifications on the current update

              Previous builds will stop working after Nov 1. This is because of an issue with the licensing system. We intend to have another update tomorrow that will have a fix that removes the stop dates and not require any further updates at any time in the future unless an update is desired.

              The update tomorrow is required for all Alpha Anywhere versions, including runtime and the application server regardless of the licensing model.

              The problem with the file upload has already been found and fixed, along with other issues reported. If you are already running build 1749 and find any problems please report them as soon as possible as we would like to get any fixes in tomorrows build if possible.


                Re: Version 1749_4210

                I would just like to thank Alpha for this momentous upgrade that I downloaded over the weekend.

                This morning I spotted a couple of minor glitches, but managed to work around them with the help of Toad. I had a 5 pm deadline to send some applications for payment for a series of our current contracts. These usually take me no more than an hour to complete. After several other duties, I started them at 3pm only to find this particular UX would not work at all, after an hour of trying several things nothing. I turned to the forum and read Jerry's post. Bulk update on 66 grids and 146 UX components is not a quick operation, followed by republishing same!!!

                Outcome - no applications made it in time! I will have to wait until this time next month to submit them and another month after that to get paid!!!!

                Why has this obviously volatile update been released with only a few days before everything could potentially crash?

                PS my UX works now, thanks Jerry!


                  Re: Version 1749_4210

                  Jerry, did Alpha not know about this sooner? To repeat Lance, why is this required update being released only a few days before the kill date????
                  Carol King
                  Developer of Custom Homebuilders' Solutions (CHS)


                    Re: Version 1749_4210

                    I received a VERY reassuring note from Alpha this morning in response to my concerns.

                    To paraphrase it sounds like this was a one-time anomaly based on some old code that was just recently re-discovered and that future updates will not include any kind of expiration code. There should be a patch tomorrow that removes the January 14th update requirement so we can all breathe much easier!

                    I really appreciate the promptness of Alpha's support team and I love working with their product so this news is extremely welcome!

                    Actually, I just read Jerry's response above so it sounds like I'm a day late and a dollar short with the good news but it is good news just the same.
                    Last edited by compuaid; 10-28-2013, 02:19 PM. Reason: Read Jerry's post
                    Brad Weaver, President
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                      Re: Version 1749_4210

                      That is better news, Brad. Hopefully Alpha will send out an Alert! email to all of their subscribers explaining this and why it is happening. I'm glad I noticed it this morning.
                      Carol King
                      Developer of Custom Homebuilders' Solutions (CHS)


                        Re: Version 1749_4210

                        Originally posted by kingcarol View Post
                        That is better news, Brad. Hopefully Alpha will send out an Alert! email to all of their subscribers explaining this and why it is happening. I'm glad I noticed it this morning.
                        There will be a notice going out tomorrow

                        I wanted to quote from notice with the FAQ section
                        I hope this helps


                        Why is this update mandatory?
                        This update is mandatory due to a limitation with our old activation server system, which we have recently upgraded.

                        Do you anticipate more mandatory updates in the future?
                        No! This is a one-time event.

                        Can I update after Friday?
                        Yes. But keep in mind if you try to start or restart the software on or after Friday it will not start until you update.

                        What happens if I don't update?
                        If you don't update, starting Friday you will be unable to start or restart the software until you do update.

                        Are there other benefits to updating?
                        Yes. In addition to correcting the activation server issue, we have added many new features and have improved the stability of the Application Server especially as it handles SSL requests. For details, see the release notes.

                        If I encounter technical issues after updating, what should I do?
                        Please submit any bugs or issues you encounter to [email protected]. Please include step-by-step instructions for how to reproduce the issue, and include any files we may need. We will respond promptly.

                        Thank you for your understanding and support. We will not require you do this again in the future.

                        The Alpha Software Team
                        Richard Rabins
                        Co Chairman
                        Alpha Software


                          Re: Version 1749_4210

                          The official announcement about the update can be found here:


                            Re: Version 1749_4210

                            I see we are now up to Build 1755-4215, is this safer than 1749_4210 was?


                              Re: Version 1749_4210

                              No problems here..
                              Bill Griffin
                              Parkell, Inc


                                Re: Version 1749_4210

                                No problems in my little app
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