The next release following 2018.3

 

The date for the next release is not decided yet.

 

The next release may be a maintenance release, or  a release containing the result of one or more of the projects below.

 

These are our main projects for the time being:

  • Hybrid Desktop: Continued step-by-step transition of Genus 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 Desktop experience, to support our customer's requirements for complex low code business applications.
  • Authentication: Reengineering of our 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.
  • Microservices: 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. 

 

The next release, or one that follows, will require Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Docker and Kubernetes. Our roadmap and system requirements will be updated as soon as more exact dates and requirements are decided.

 

Future Releases

 

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.

 

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.