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 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...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 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.
Any thoug...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)...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, 18.104.22.1680 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...PB 7.0 or PB 6.5 or PB 6.0 or PB5.04
We are using PB 5.04 Enterprise at this moment and are almost happy (uch)
Because we don't programming applications for the Internet (maybe in the
near future) we haven't upgraded to version 6.0 and 6.5. Now we are confused
what to do, keeping the old and 'stable' version (5.04) or upgrading to a
newer version. Are there features in the newer versions wich make it a
'must' to upgrade. What are this features. Or are there reasons to stay on
5.04 (buggy newer versions?).
What is doing the rest of the Powerbuilder world???
...[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
...migrating from pb 5.0 -> pb 6.0/6.5 any pothole
I am looking for any know potholes to avoid in migrating several PB 5.0
application to PB 6.0/6.5
using an Oracle 7.3 data base on Win 95 client?
Take a look at http://techinfo.sybase.com/css/techinfo.nsf/DocID/ID=47787
Also, do your own search on 'mirgrating' and you should come up with a few
Brian Scanlon wrote in message
>I am looking for any know potholes to avoid in migrating several PB 5.0
>application to PB 6.0/6.5
>using an Oracle 7.3 data base on Win ...PB 5.0.04 vs PB 6.5.444 behavior difference
I found a difference between the two versions of PB. This is a difference
that doesn't cause a compile or runtime error but the line of code fails to
work as expected. :(
In PB 5.0.04 the code is:
icc_multi.of_facility_get_secure_facs( this ).fac_urn
Where icc_multi.of_facility_get_secure_facs( this ) returns a structure that
has been created in the structure painter (not an object structure)
What I found is that in PB 6.5.444 the code fails to return the structure
and also there is no compile or runtime error to indicate a problem.
The workaro...PB 8.0.2 vs. PB 8.0.4
We are currently on PB 8.0.2 and are debating going to PB
8.0.4. Any recommendations?
Have you looked at the fixes list associated with 8.0.3 and 8.0.4?
Without knowing what your app does on a detailed level, it'd be hard
for anyone to make a recommendation.
Terry [TeamSybase] and Sequel the techno-kitten
On 19 Nov 2003 11:22:10 -0800, Brian Haake wrote:
>We are currently on PB 8.0.2 and are debating going to PB
>8.0.4. Any recommendations?
Sequel's Sandbox: http://www.techno-kitten.com
Home of PBL Peeper, a free PowerBuilder Developer's T...Migration from PB 6.5 to PB 8.0
I migrate my application from PB6.5 to PB 8.0. Should I change my PFC
libraries from 6.5 to 8 or migration is enough?
I'd consider them separate tasks. Get your app up and running and
tested with the PFC6 PBLs, then think about whether you want to
upgrade to PFC8 (e.g. to get new bug fixes). If you mix them and run
into problems, you'll have a heck of a time trying to figure out which
change caused it.
Terry [TeamSybase] and Sequel the techno-kitten
On Wed, 14 Nov 2001 16:21:16 -0500, "Stan Shvabskiy"
>...Migrating to PB 8.0 from PB 6.5
Is there a migration path or available information to go from PB 6.5 using
the PFC to PB 8.0. Also I've just start this with version 8.0 build 6028.
From looking at the newsgroup listing it appears there is a most recent
version out. I could not find it under downloads. thanks....
Migrating a PFC app from v6.5 to v8.0 is not a problem if carefully
planned. We have just completed the process successfuly ourselves.
The main issues you will get are that there are a large number of changes
made to the PB8.0 PFC libraries from v6.5.
You can either:
- continue to use the PB6...