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Release Notes

May 27, 2010

 

About Canoo RIA Suite ULC

Canoo RIA Suite ULC includes the following new features:

Feature Description
Charts ULC Core now includes the JFreechart library. That allows you to enrich your application with various charts.

Chart

Animation Based on the TimingFramework, ULC Core allows you to define animations and easily trigger them.

Animation

Extended visual effects The visual appearance of a ULCComponent can be enhanced with advanced features as translucency, rounded corners, background images and gradients.

Enhanced visual appearance

Google App Engine Deployment ULC Core contains an ant script to integrate and deploy your ULC Application to Google's App Engine.
ULC Table Plus Package This package integrates the JIDE grids library that gives you tables with various extended features like header columns, footer table, multicolumn sort and autofilters.

Extended table

ULC Web-Integration Package This package integrates the JxBrowser component that allows you to include any web page into your application.

Browser view

ULC Enterprise Portal-Integration Package This package allows you to integrate an ULC Application into your enterprise web applications or your enterprise portal server.
ULC Office-Integration Package This package bundles Apache POI and iText to produce PDF and MS Office documents integrated into your ULC Application.

Please see the UltraLightClient '08 Update 4 release notes for previous release notes.

The sections Fixed Bugs and Implemented Feature Requests give an overview of the most important differences between UltraLightClient '08 Update 4 and UltraLightClient 2010 Beta.

To migrate from UltraLightClient '08 Update 4 to UltraLightClient 2010, please see the migration notes.

 

Version Notes

UltraLightClient requires the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5 or later on the server and on the client.

To deploy an UltraLightClient application in a JEE server, the server needs to support either at least the Servlet 2.4 specification or at least the EJB 2.1 specification.

 

Packages, Modules, Parts and Release Structure

UltraLightClient is part of the Canoo RIA Suite. It consist of the ULC Core that includes all components required to successfully develop and deploy UltraLightClient applications. Additionally there are several extension packages that provide extended functionalities. The UltraLightClient modules, parts, packages, and the structure of the current release are described in the following sections.

 

Package ULC Core

ULC Core contains everything that was in previous version of ULC enhanced with the new features: extended visual Effects, Charts, Animations and export to Google App engine.

Modules

The UltraLightClient release is split into modules. Each module belongs to exactly one of five categories:

The category and module names are reflected in the directory structure of the release, e.g. environment/applet for the applet module that belongs to the environement category.

A module directory contains subdirectories with the following contents:

 

Parts

Each of these modules can contain up to four parts:

The part names are reflected in the filename of the jar files in the lib and src directory of the corresponding module, e.g. ulc-applet-client.jar and ulc-applet-client-src.jar for the classes and source stubs of the applet module that have to be deployed on the client side.

 

Package ULC Table Plus

ULC Table Plus integrates the JIDE grids library that provides a table with various extended features.

 

Package ULC Web-Integration

ULC Web-Integration integrates the JxBrowser library. With this package you can integrate any web page directly into your ULC Application.

 

Package ULC Enterprise Portal-Integration

With this package you can integrate an ULC Application into your enterprise web applications or your enterprise portal server.

 

Package ULC Office-Integration

This package bundles Apache POI and iText to produce PDF and MS Office documents integrated into your ULC Application.

 

Release Structure

<ULC_HOME> UltraLightClient home directory
   addon
      applicationframework
      generators
      testframework
      qtpintegration
Add-ons to the UltraLightClient base framework
   base UltraLightClient base framework
   all For convenience, all UltraLightClient classes
   container
      ejb
      servlet
      local
Server integrations including EJB container integration and Servlet container integration and integration into local container for stand-alone (single JVM) ULC applications.
   doc
      addon
       ULCQTPIntegrationGuide.pdf
       ULCTestFrameworkGuide.pdf
      apidoc
      ULCArchitectureGuide.pdf
      ULCApplicationDevelopmentGuide.pdf
      ULCDeploymentGuide.pdf
      ULCExtensionGuide.pdf
      ULCWhitePaper.pdf
UltraLightClient documentation
   environment
      applet
      jnlp
      standalone
Client environment integration for applet deployment, JNLP deployment, and standalone deployment.
   ext contains the libraries of installed packages
   license the jar file with the deployment license key
   previous_releasenotes Previous release notes
   sample
      chart
      hello
      onlineshop
      pie
      teammembers
      tomcat
      trusted
      ulcdndset
      ulcset
Sample applications with ready to run Tomcat Servlet container
   thirdpartylicenses licenses of included third party libraries
   tool
      ulc-license-manager.jar
license manager tool
   build.txt Contains the build number
   LicenseAgreement.pdf The license Agreement
   releasenotes.html This document

 

Fixed Bugs

PR Description Comments
UBA-7972 'UIRangeConverter' does not work correctly with the new class types introduced and 'setMax' does not work for Long  
UBA-7964 'setGroupingUsed(true)' on 'ULCNumberDataType' with 'BigDecimal' as class type makes it useless  
UBA-7954 UINumberFormatConverter cannot handle infinity  
UBA-7953 NPE when a modal JDialog popups during ULC initialization process  
UBA-7909 ULCTableTree messes selection when firing a node structure changed event  
UBA-7903 Specifying '/' as client resources directory in ULC application configuration file throws a NPE on server side  
UBA-7902 HttpSessionStore.unregister throws ConcurrentModificationException  
UBA-7900 Serialisation of Sorted Tables is broken.  
UBA-7869 ULCStringDataType does not enforce MaxLength on entering � and ULCStringDataType.ALL_UPPER_CASE  
UBA-7867 ErrorDialog does not show stacktrace of a cutom Throwable which does not force flushing in its printStackTrace method.  
UBA-7865 Table header disappear after maximizing the before iconified internal frame  
UBA-7859 ULCSlider shows wrong values and the client and server side values can be out of synch.  
UBA-7735 ULCPercentDataType with an error manager should let Erromanger display feedback and return invalid input as default value  
UBA-7715 TestFramework's JNLP environment does not handle Cookies by default even when running with Java 5 (or higher)  
UBA-7969 ULCNumberDataType having Double class and ErrorManager displays wrong error message for value > max value.  

 

Implemented Feature Requests

PR Description Comments
UBA-7921 Update Javadoc of ULCTextComponent to explain that valueChanged event could be fired even though the textfield has not lost focus.  
UBA-7883 Make the mouse listener on ULCTableHeader's client proxy easy to extend. A new method
protected TableHeaderMouseListener createTableHeaderMouseListener()
is introduced into UITableHeader.java
UBA-7877 'keep-alive' command should not use the Swing Timer.  
UBA-7857 ULCRectangle implementation doesn't have an own equals-method.  
UBA-7508 ULCNumberDataType should support BigDecimal values.  
UBA-7297 Provide only one JavaDoc for all modules instead of several JavaDocs.  
UBA-8064 Support javaFileListFlavor when dragged into ULCApplication.  
UBA-8005 Set look and feel specified in .xml file in EDT.  

 

Migration Notes

Known Problems and Limitations

You can find known problems and limitations in our issue database.

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