Release 2018.1

 

User Interface

Search portal:

  • The Search Results section in the navigation pane is renamed to Search.
  • In this section you can access recent items, saved searches and current search results.
  • Fully integrated with ribbon.
  • The above replaces all functionality previously available from the Search pane.

 

Introducing invoking actions on selected text in controls and pdf documents.

 

Introducing detail pane on desktop tables.

 

Analysis

There will be minor enhancements to Analysis based on input from our customers. The detailed enhancements will be described as part of our release notes for release 2018.1.

 

Services

Improvements regarding definition of request/response data.

 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Support for reading and deleting object audit trail will be introduced.

 

Deprecated Functionality

2018.1 is the last release to support versions of Microsoft Windows Server older than 2016.

 

Time schedule

 

The release stage plan for Release 2018.1 is:

  • Alpha version at January 29th
  • Beta version at February 19th
  • Release Candidate at March 5th
  • Release at March 23rd

 

 

Later Releases in 2018

 

We expect 1-2 more releases during 2018, i.e. a total of 2 to 3 releases.

 

We expect 2018.2 to be released some time between June and October as mostly a maintenance release.

 

Release 2018.2 will not longer support versions of Microsoft Windows Server older than 2016. The support for Sybase will be removed in 2018.2, i.e. 2018.1 is the last version to support Sybase.

 

 

Launched Projects

 

The following development projects have been started, but have not been assigned to a release:

  • Redesign of the Genus Apps for web designer and the Genus Apps for web run-time. The project has code name "Web Form" or "Genus Apps for web 2.0". Web Form will be launched in parallel with the existing Genus Apps for web (1.0), and will gradually - in future releases - include a steady increase in the richness of UI and logic expressiveness, until Web Form exceeds the functionality of Genus Apps for web 1.0. Redesign and reengineering of our Diagram component will be a part of this project.
  • Reengineering and expansion of Genus authentication mechanisms and functionality. Genus already supports a range of authentication alternatives, but to be prepared for a future with even more alternatives, a reengineering is necessary.

 

 

Future Releases

 

Continued step-by-step transition of Genus Apps for desktop to a hybrid desktop by combining web technologies based on JavaScript with traditional desktop technologies, making it possible to fully integrate web apps in your desktop application. This ensures a continued investment in our rich Genus Apps for desktop experience, to support our customer's requirements for complex no-code business applications.

 

An increase in our focus on web apps (mobile web) compared to installed apps (mobile apps), supporting a broader, global trend where web apps are favored over installed apps. Our support for installed apps will be removed in a future release in dialogue with our customers.

 

Introducing a clearer separation between components (Form, Analysis, Diagram, Map, Report, Table) and controls (Button, Group Box, Image, Text Edit, …). Introducing support for combining components, and at the same time give the end user more flexibility to adjust both his or hers user interface and functionality.

 

Transition of Genus Services to the aPaaS (Application Platform as a Service) level in the cloud utilizing a microservices based approach on Kubernetes with Docker. Support for on-premises and third party hosted installations will be continued.

 

Increased modelling capabilities for utilizing Genus Apps as both a consumer and provider in our customer's microservices architecture. This will be carried through by an increased richness in our REST/JSON-offering, but also by dividing larger application models into smaller model domains.

 

Continue to add to our list of supported database systems, and not only relational databases, but also NoSQL database systems.

 

Continuous learn and adapt to new technologies and functionalities. On our current list is machine learning, exploration of visual decision logic and model revision control management.

 

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This roadmap contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. The actual results may vary from those stated or implied.