Archive for March, 2008

New version 5.5.0

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

It is available for download the version 5.5.0.

Besides correcting the known problems in the previous version, the 5.5 incorporate significant improvements. Perhaps one of the most significant is that the capacity of the Memo/Note fields of dBase has been expanded up to 1.5 MB. (In previous versions the maximum size of these fields is 32 KB). There are also new and improved options to search, move and delete objects in dBase.

Note: due the lack of time, some of the new options are not yet documented (not yet in the on-line manual). Although in some cases their operation is fairly intuitive, we will try to comment them in the manual as soon as possible. While the relevant documentation is not available, we recommend visit the Change Log page, which contains basic information about the new options.

Known problems in version 5.4.0 (last build)

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

* After using the command “Count words/Character” in the Note/Memo fields of dBase, the application presents a problem of stability and any subsequent movement can produce a fatal error (not recoverable). The problem is solved in the version to be released shortly. The only way to avoid this is not to use that option.

* In some cases it can happen that after a print of some dBase content, the Log field result misplaced on the screen. The only significance is that the contents of the Log is difficult to see as it is overshadowed by the upper windows. The solution is to exit and restart the program.