PB 6.5 Vs PB 8.0
We have an application developed using PB 6.5. Recently we started running into
problems with the build and Visual Source Safe. We are considering migrating to
PB 8.0. What are the benefits of migrating to PB 8.0? Are there any major
benefits with respect to builds. I went through some of the postings on this
newsgroup, but could not get much information. If someone has any links or
ideas, it would help us a lot.
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powersoft.p...Experiences with PB 6.5.1 vs. PB 6.5.0
Any people run into any problems with 6.5.1 (+ EBF 1163)
that were not there in vanilla 6.5.0.
We have to migrate very late in the game (1 week before going live!)
due to problems with 6.5.0 Oracle drivers and I would appreciate
any advice on anything that got broken in that release.
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6.51 introduces a peculiar side effect during update() of datawindow -
scrolls the d...PB 6.5.0 vs PB 6.5.1 with datastores
I began developing a large application using PB 6.5.0 several months ago.
For various reasons, we had to migrate the code to 6.5.1. After performing
some recursion testing, we noticed that many operations involving datastores
( create, insert rows, update, destroy ) began generating random GPF/Page
Faults. The code itself hasn't changed and was verified in PB 6.5.0 via
extensive testing. This is a hard one to pinpoint since the crashing is
somewhat random. I've read some posts that indicate that certain dot
notation can be problematic. All objects were fully rebuilt...PB 6 and PB 6.5 Upgrade to PB 8.0 in OS W2K Professional
PB 6 and PB 6.5 crash in OS W2K Professional:
I notice that I need to upgrade to 6.5.1 as well as EBF 1299. However, I am
only able to get 6.5.1. Where can I get the optionally patch EBF 1299?
Is there any document to indicate any known problem in OS W2K for 6.0 and
PB 6 and PB 6.5 Upgrade to PB 8.0:
Can be upgrade from 6.0 and/or 6.5 directly to 8.0?
Is 8.0 support WIN XP?
Set your timeframe to 'ALL' on http://downloads.sybase.com. While that is
the most current build, it was released at least over 6 months ago (the
default timeframe of this site)...Performance issues PB 8 vs PB 6.5
We are currently running an app compiled w/ PB6.5. We recompiled using PB
8.0 (didn't apply the patch yet) and deployed the app to one persons
machine. There was a noticable difference in speed when retrieving data,
it's much slower. We are using SQL Anywhere 7.03 and have about 200 users
Is there no way around this slow down of data access? Are there some compile
switches we can use to speed things up, or is this just a fact of life w/ PB
Thanks in advance
I'm amazed that you deployed without the 8.0.1 maintenance release. We had
MAJOR GPF and...PB 7 vs PB 6 & PB 5
We have a large application, compiled with PB 5.04, running at about 20
Generally speaking, if a PB 5.04 app is compiled with PB 7, what changes can
the developer expect in app performance and memory usage?
I'm assuming that 5.04 app is a 16 bit app. With PB7, you're going to be
compiling 32bit apps. There are issues associated with that (I don't know
if you are calling 16 bit functions or not). The files will generally be
much larger. I haven't seen much myself that noticable as far as memory
or performance issues though.
O...Oracle Client 8.1.7
I have a question about compatibility between PB native driver and oracle
sql*net for different versions of Power Builder.
We have 3 applications developed in 3 different versions of Power Builder:
5.00.0.0, 220.127.116.110 and 7.0.10047
All of them are using the Oracle Client 8.1.6 and accessing via PB Native
Driver to Oracle. Although this is combination is not supported, the person
in charge of the PB part tested this combination and decided to upgrade
the oracle client from version 7.3.X to 8.1.6. So far it is working
properly for us.
Now, if it is decided to move to ora...Microsoft SQL Server 6.x (PB 6.5) VS ODBC (PB 10.5) ...
After migrating my application from PB 6.5 which uses
Microsoft SQL Server 6.x as a DB connection and having to
set up ODBC for PB 10.5 I am getting the following error:
"SQLSTATE = 22005, Invalid character value for cast
This happen for absolutely every single dw that is created
based on an Store Procedure.
What could be happening?
How can I fix this?
...[MIGRATION QUESTION] PB 6.5.1 vs PB 8.0.1
i have a question :
We have developped a startegic application for one of our customer.
We've developped it using PB 6.5.1 (on Windows NT 4.0)
we plan to migrate this application to PB 8.0.1.
Does anyone have heard about particuliar problems about PB 8 ?
What is your opinion about this new version ? It seems to be faster...
Is it stable enough w/ OCXs, etc ?
Thanks in advance for any answer !
In Sybase.Public.EAServer.PowerBuilder I answered another question regarding
PB4 to PB8. See that posting for further detai...PB 8.0 Deployment Dlls vs. PB 6.5 Deployment Dlls
We currently have a few Powerbuilder apps that have been developed using PB
6.5. All of them use an Oracle database. Some of them make use of the pfc
libraries. Some of these apps serve as a batch interface while others are
major applications. Most of our applications are fat-client. However, we
do have one application that is a 3-tier application.
Our applications run mostly on Windows 2000, although we still have some
users using NT and possibly Win 95. We have packaged PB 6.5 Deployment
dlls and as new users need the application, they not only receive the PB
...Delphi 5 OCX and PB 6.5
I have created a Delphi 5 ActiveX that manage a series of BMP images. I
inserted it in PB 6.5 (using the tips posted here, i.e., getting a
native pointer, etc.). It worked fine... for a while. But now I'm
having a little trouble with the following description:
Within the ActiveX inserted in PB 6.5:
1.- I construct an image (a BMP) for printing it.
2.- I use the delphi printer object to put a title over the image.
3.- I print it and everything is OK. The title and the image appear.
4.- Here is the trouble. I print it again and just the title appear. I
don�t know why the ...PB 8 with PB 6.5
Can you deploy Powerbuilder 8 and Powerbuilder 6.5 apps on the same
Are there any issues with shared DLLs. From what I was told the DLLs
are named different, but has anyone actually tried this?
Please post powerbuilder questions to the powersoft.public.powerbuilder.*
than to the ASE newsgroups.
> Can you deploy Powerbuilder 8 and Powerbuilder 6.5 apps on the same
> Are there any issues with shared DLLs. From what I was told the DLLs
> are named different, but has anyone actually tried this?
sscuse...pb 6.5, pb 7.0, pb 8.0 and future releases
I have designed an app using PB 6.5.1 and feel quite confortable to write
another app using this version of Power Buulder. I am aware that there have
been many other releases after this but have heard many developers complain
about not being stable and so forth. I can't say how true this is cause I
never bothered to update to later releases. I recently got a contract for a
new app and quite likely will be using Power Biulder but I am wondering if
am cheating myself by not trying to upgrade myself to a later release of
You...PB 5.0 to PB 6.5, 7.x, 8.0??
I have a client who needs to move from an initial PB 5.0 release (no patches
applied) to a newer version of PB. This is a small internal application but
they would like to open it up via the internet in the future. They are
currently running on a SQL Anywhere DB but would be looking to change that
I don't have any hands on experience with PB 7.x but from what I heard and
read it hasn't been that great. I've been using PB 6.5 since build 444 and
was thinking of recommending that they make the move to 6.5 first and then
wait for PB 8.0 later this year.