Friday, April 03, 2009

VFP 9 SP2 Hotfix Minor Glitch

Earlier today in the comments section on my post about the release of the new VFP 9 SP2 hotfix, Sergey Berezniker and Emerson Santon Reed noted the VFP9T.DLL runtime file is not included in the post. It is something I noticed the day of the release but was tainted by the fact the Report Designer is not valid in the runtime. What I forgot is about the rollup of the previous hotfixes and how they should be included. The multi-threaded runtime is in the included Merge Module so you can get it by building an installer and installing the file. But it would be much simpler to get the file in the hotfix download.

The other issue is the previous two VFP 9 SP2 hotfixes (not the latest) just posted on Code Gallery still have the download files password protected. Annoying for sure, but not super critical because the new hotfix has these two rolled up. The business case for the old hotfix might be valid for some developers.

I contacted the Fox Team at Microsoft this morning and they jumped on the issue. This evening I got word that the fixes are in the final stages of getting prepared for release and should be ready in the next few days.

So the choice is yours. You can pull the hotfix and start testing the changes and how they impact your application. If you want the multi-threaded runtime and don't want to build an install to get it, just hold still for a few more days. Things are getting fixed in all three downloads.

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At 4/03/2009 11:46:00 PM, Anonymous Michael Babcock said...

This is great encouraging news. Thanks so much for yours and the other VFPX folks efforts for the ongoing relationship you have with Microsoft to help bring about good things for the Fox community. Cheers to you all!

At 4/04/2009 09:45:00 AM, Blogger Luis María said...

Thanks Rick, to expect the three new downloads !


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