What's New - May 2015

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May 28, 2015

19B.01.00 Build Update For Clarion 10.0

The latest build update, 19B.01.00, for Clarion 10.0 has now been posted to our update server.

Please check out the new CHT Code Signing Utility (HNDCODESIGN.APP) changes by viewing two new videos available from our video page.

Also check out and run the pre-compiled version of HNDSETUPMKR.APP located in /accessory/hnd/. This is a sample across-the-web-installer that can be renamed and easily modified via template prompt changes on GenerateHNDSetupMkrInstallDetails to become your own installer.

Build an installation container with HNDSETUP.APP, upload it to an SSL-protected web directory (again with HNDSETUP.APP) then build your installer by working forward from a copy of HNDSETUPMKR.APP. Once you do this a couple of times you will be building ready to run, across-the-web installers in 15-20 minutes.

As of this build, HNDSETUPMKR.APP will also, optionally, install your self-built, self-signed code-signing certificate when it installs your application. Build your free code-siging certificate with HNDCODESIGN.APP. Code-sign your application at compile time by adding CHT template HandyCodeSigningExtension. Then incorporate the .CER (certificate) file in your installation container along with the .EXE and any required DLLs.

The latest CHT Template docs are here: CHT Template Docs

The latest "Demo Applications" docs are here: CHT "Demo Applications" Docs

The latest "Utility Applications" docs are here: CHT "Utility Applications" Docs

The latest "Batch Bot" application docs are here: CHT "Batch Bot" App Docs

The latest CHT Classes docs are here: CHT Classes Docs

Gus Creces
The Clarion Handy Tools Page
www.cwhandy.ca
gcreces@gmail.com
May 28, 2015


May 15, 2015

19B.00.00 Build Update For Clarion 9.0

The latest build update, 19B.00.00, for Clarion 9.0 has now been posted to our update server.

We've been working on some new templates, revising some template interfaces and adding or revising some of the utility apps.

Gus Creces
The Clarion Handy Tools Page
www.cwhandy.ca
gcreces@gmail.com
May 15, 2015


May 8, 2015

19B.00.00 Build Update For Clarion 9.1

The latest build update, 19B.00.00, for Clarion 9.1 has now been posted to our update server.

We've been working on some new templates, revising some template interfaces and adding or revising some of the utility apps.

See our "About CHT Components" page CHT Version Numbers And Dates Section for the release dates of the C9.0 version of this 19B.00.00 build.

Gus Creces
The Clarion Handy Tools Page
www.cwhandy.ca
gcreces@gmail.com
May 8, 2015


May 1, 2015

19B.00.00 Build Update For Clarion 10

We've posted the latest build update, 19B.00.00, for Clarion 10 to our update server.

Amongst other significant changes in this particular update we have been renewing and expanding the demonstration applications provided with the C10 installation which now contains 189 applications.

We've been working on some new templates, revising some template interfaces and adding or revising some of the utility apps.

We mentioned here briefly, some weeks ago that we were organizing for a set of utility apps that developers can use either out of the box or with template-level input, to act as across-the-web installers.

There will be, over the course of 2015, nearly a dozen of these, depending on where you want to install from:
• - a server machine you run and control, local or co-location,
• - a server machine you rent space on (but don't fully control),
• - an AWS virtual machine
• - a "dropbox" account.
• - any remote IP or URL, frankly, that can securely store and deliver a file or files on request and can be hack protected.

The installer apps will be fully built and when you compile, you'll be able to test each as it will be already configured to act as a working example to install, say, another CHT utility app. To make it work for you, the only requirement will be to open the source app, and change a dozen or so template prompts to include your server url, location, and some of the security settings.

We have for this upcoming build, two working examples:

• - one that works with a CHT server, that will require a server machine you run and control (not to test, but to implement).
• - one that works with a server machine on which you rent space, and are not allowed to run Clarion apps on (hence no CHT server on the server end)

For full implementation in both cases, you will need to do no embedding (unless you want to), just make a copy of the installer app, and begin changing the template prompts. Then build an .HZO container using HNDSETUP.APP (also revised) to transport the installation components.

One of the things that one CHT developer has asked for is that these installers, or at least some of them, have machine-level installation instance control, so that an across-the-web customer who uses this can install it on his/her machine but not give a copy to a friend. In the "old days" this was called "copy protection". That was before the ubiquitous internet and there are better ways to do this these days.

Not everyone needs this capability but we'll make sure that the ability to maintain installaton instance control, is there for those who do require it. Again, that'll plug in as a template or a jumpstart procedure.

If you're selling your Clarion-written software on the web, or plan to, or would like to, then there will be an installer (also written with Clarion + CHT) that should meet your requirements, if not, you'll need to speak up and let your requirements be known.

To learn more about 19B.00.00 join us on Wednesday May 6th, for "Workshop Wednesday". Details below.

See our "About CHT Components" page CHT Version Numbers And Dates Section for the release dates of the C9.1 and C9.0 versions of this 19B.00.00 build.

Gus Creces
The Clarion Handy Tools Page
www.cwhandy.ca
gcreces@gmail.com
May 1, 2015


Announcing... "Workshop Wednesday"

We're going to start having a weekly developer workshop starting Wednesday May 6, 2015 11AM EDT and every Wednesday after that at 11AM (Eastern Daylight Time).

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours max.

Ahead of time, we will post a link to the workshop on the CHT forum. You will be able to click that link to join in. Anyone with a CHT forum membership ID is welcome to attend.

If one or more individuals shows up by the appointed time, the workshop will proceed, if not, we'll go on with our day doing other things.

We plan to use these to go over things that occur to us as we develop and revise CHT. Things that we should talk about, or write about, or make a video about, but never get around to doing. So topics will be picked from the top of our heads as we feel they're needed and from a list which we'll start to accumulate.

So if you have a topic to suggest, feel free. Topics don't have to be CHT related, they can be pure Clarion centric if you like.

Every so often, with advance notice, these are going to be AWS focussed, in which case we're hoping the individuals who volunteered to help with AWS research will be able to attend and discuss directions.

The workshop next week (May 6th, 2015) will cover across-the-web installation using CHT example applications HNDSETUP.APP (revised), HNDINSTALLMYFILES.APP and HNDSETUPMKR.APP (new). There will be some future-forecasting done at the time to relay where we're headed with self-built Web installers.

We hope at least some of you can attend our opening "Wednesday Workshop"!

 

Gus Creces
The Clarion Handy Tools Page
www.cwhandy.ca
gcreces@gmail.com
May 1, 2015


The Latest Docs

The latest template docs are here: CHT Template Docs

The latest demo application docs are here: CHT Application Docs

The latest utility application docs are here: CHT "Utility" App Docs

The latest "Batch Bot" application docs are here: CHT "Batch Bot" App Docs

The latest classes docs are here: CHT Classes Docs

 

Gus Creces
The Clarion Handy Tools Page
www.cwhandy.ca
gcreces@gmail.com
May 1, 2015

 


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