Uniface wishes report 2011

Since the start of the Wish List App on Uniface.info, in total 235 wishes have been received This report gives the status overview of the Uniface wishlist 2011. The voting mechanism of the Uniface.info Community website has been used to create the following wish “Top 30 2011”. 

Ranking Top 30 wishes Uniface 2011:

Rank 2010

Rank

2011

Short Description

Status

1

Icons next to Menu bar items

Candidate Uniface 9.6

40

2

Uniface 9 UDE titlebar text

Candidate Uniface 9.6

Work around on uniface.info

6

3

Code sensitive in UDE

Candidate Uniface 10

1

4

Have the possibility to interrupt a Uniface process

Not planned.

9

5

Ability to use .NET (OCX) controls on forms

Compuware Professional Services can advise on possibilities.

2

6

Reduce unnecessary related entity warnings.

On-going

Candidate Uniface 10

96

7

Dynamically determine URL of WSDL at runtime

Not planned

3

8

Regular expressions (regexp)

Not planned

30

9

Intellisense functionality

Candidate Uniface 10

10

Support for SOAP headers in SOAP Call-out

Uniface 9.5

11

Office style menu ribbon along the top

Work around exists. Published on uniface.info.

12

Screen size to auto increase number of occurrences

Candidate

Uniface 9.6

4

13

Advanced String handling methods

Not planned

5

14

Grid dynamic column resize/hide/show/move

Uniface 9.5

2

15

Disable warnings by warning number

On-going

Candidate Uniface 10

25

16

Unicode PDF printing

Not planned

17

Built in random number generator

Not planned

18

Tab widget improvements

Candidate Uniface 9.6

19

String builder

Uniface 9.5

20

Support for HMAC SHA256 encryption

Candidate

Uniface 9.6

7

21

Open Hitlist / Pagination

Sample exists. To be published on Uniface.info.

22

UHTTP to be able to grab raw data

Not planned

12

23

READ statement: add OFFSET option

Work around see Musicshop

10

24

Goto definition for procedure calls and operations

Uniface 10 candidate

25

Document Style XML parser (with XPATH)

Uniface 9.5

26

Windows 64 bit version

Candidate Uniface 9.6

8

27

Color Management in uniface 9.x

Candidate Uniface 9.6

28

Allow a “field order” value to control next/prev

Work around see Musicshop

112

29

HTML support in UPOPMAIL

Uniface 9.4

13

30

XSD support for xmlload and xmlsave

Uniface 9.5

 

 

The status (October 2011) is derived from the current plans of the Uniface Team for future Uniface versions.

 

The Uniface Team defined the following functional categories for the requirements of new Uniface versions:

 

·         Web RIA. The functionality to build Web Applications is introduced in Uniface 9.4. Many incoming wishes already relate to functionality offered by the new DSP components. Item nr 7 and 10 in the top 30 are clear examples of requests for this category.

·         Web Integration. Webservices are a key functionality in every modern Uniface application for integration with other applications or services. Item 10 is about Webservices functionality.

·         Uniface Development Environment. This is the Uniface workbench which is used to build Uniface applications.  Items 2, 3, 6, and 9 relate to this category.

·         Presentation GUI. Many wishes relate to enhancing how fields, labels and data are displayed in Uniface forms. Items nr. 1 and 5 relate to this category

·         Uniface Proc Language. This is one of the core areas of Uniface and every Uniface developer uses the language every day. Enhancements in this area improve development productivity and should always be implemented without jeopardizing upwards compatibility. Items 4 and 8 relate to this category.

·         Currency. Uniface builds and Uniface connectors are regularly updated to support new versions of 3rd party technology.

 

Based on the above categories the Uniface Team has defined the following themes for future Uniface releases:

 

Themes for Uniface 9.5:

        Javascript API for Uniface Web Applications

        Web Services XSD

        Security standards

        Grid and Multi Occurrence

        New Uniface Proc Statements

Themes for Uniface 9.6:

        GUI enhancements

        Foundation for Uniface 10

Initial Themes for Uniface 10

        Advanced development environment

        Cloud deployment

        Mobile deployment

        Agile development

 

With defining these themes and categories the Uniface team has accomplished the following:

 

1.   The wishes in these categories cover about 90% of all open Uniface wishes.

2.   The following table summarizes the status of the top 30 wishes:

 

Uniface status

Number of wishes

% of Wishes

Fixed in 9.4

1

3%

Fixed in 9.5

5

17%

Candidate 9.6

7

23%

Candidate 10

5

17%

Work around/Sample

5

17%

Not planned

7

23%

 

FAQ on Uniface user wishes:

 

1.   Q: When will Uniface 9.5, 9.6 and 10 be released?

A: Uniface 9.5 will be general available in Nov/Dec 2011. Uniface 9.6 is planned for summer 2012. The initial release of Uniface 10 is planned for December 2012.

 

2.   Q: How does the Uniface team decide which wishes will be implemented for a future release? A: There are a number of important reasons for this decision. First of all rating in the wish list plays an important role but also market trends and analyst feedback is taken into consideration. Second, the requested functionality may not interfere with existing Uniface functionality to avoid incompatibilities with previous Uniface versions.  Another consideration is the overall cost, for example the wish “ability to interrupt a process” is an enormous task which would take many man-years to implement and would have limited reach in regards to all customers benefit.

 

3.   Q: How can I make sure my wish gets a higher rating?
A: The rating for a Uniface is calculated by Number of votes * Average rating. In order to get your wish higher on the list it is advised work with other members from the Uniface community and have them vote and rate for your wishes.

 

4.   Q: How often will this wish report be generated?
A: This report will be generated on a yearly basis.

 

 

5.   Q: Where can I ask questions about the wishlist process?
A: For technical questions and discussions please go to “Forum> Uniface Wishes” on Uniface.info. For commercial questions please contact your local Compuware/Uniface representative.

 

6.   Q: What is the earliest possible moment to use the new functionality?
A: By making new functionality available in Uniface controlled releases, Uniface developers are often given the possibility to become early adopters.

 

Note: All communication and information in the application and forum on wish implementation on Uniface.info, is about planning for future releases, no rights or commitments can be derived from it.

0 thoughts on “Uniface wishes report 2011”

  1. Good Joke, since you turned off the member information: “t is advised work with other members from the Uniface community and have them vote and rate for your wishes.” And by the way: “For commercial questions please contact your local Compuware” does this mean money makes wishes come true ?

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