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4D v11 SQL Release 4 (Hotfix 5) is available

The fifth Hotifx for 4D v11 SQL Release 4 (11.4) is now available.


This Hotfix for both Mac and Windows addresses a handful of issues in 4D, 4D Serer, 4D for OCI, 4D Pack, 4D Internet Commands and 4D Write.


This is an intermediary release and, like all Hotfixes, is available exclusively to 4D Partners.


4D Partners may download the Hotfix as of today at the 4D Forums.

Information about 4D and Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Apple’s latest operating system release, Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” is now available.


4D v11 SQL is optimized for the latest hardware and software, including Mac OS X. That means the speed and stability improvements coming in Snow Leopard will soon be felt in 4D. As usual, we’re working very hard with Apple to ensure that the entire 4D v11 SQL product line and the business solutions you create with it will be Snow Leopard certified. This work guarantees you the performance and reliability you demand from the latest systems, and we’ll inform you as soon as the certification is complete.

On the other hand, users of 4D 2004 should know that the product line has entered its “Sunset” phase, meaning that there will be no further development, and therefore no new OS testing and certification. While your 4D 2004-based solutions may continue to work with future OS updates, possibly in compatibility mode, 4D cannot guarantee nor certify their performance.


4D v11 SQL Release 4 (Hotfix 6) is available

The sixth Hotfix release for 4D v11 SQL Release 4 is now available.


4D v11 SQL Release 4 (Hotfix 4) addresses several issues in 4D v11 SQL and 4D Server v11 SQL for Mac and Windows.


This is an intermediary release and, like all Hotfixes, is available exclusively to 4D Partners.


4D Partners may download the Hotfix as of today at the 4D Forums.

4D Unveils Wakanda

Today at the Ajax Experience, held by Ajaxian in Boston, MA, 4D unveiled its Wakanda project.


A product still in development, Wakanda is an all-new platform for creating Business Internet Applications, employing an all-new paradigm based in Business Domain Modeling.


Separate from 4D, this product will be aimed at Web application developers. More information about Wakanda can be found on 4D's Wakanda page, and on its own site at

Unconference Event needs your ideas!

Now this is going to be neat.   I've heard a few developers express interest that they want to have a panel-type discussion at the Summit.  A place where experts in the field can share tips and strategies that they've employed in their live applications.  Or engage in discussion with other like-minded developers about issues that matter to them.

The Unconference event is the place to be for these people.  All you have to do is voice your ideas of something you want to SHARE or HEAR about on our Ning site.  If you think of anything last minute, you can post your ideas to 4D's registration desk at the hotel.


A Listbox for the Web

The most common object used by most database developers is still the list view for data. In the 4D world, most developers use either Output forms, Listboxes, 4D View or popular plug-ins such as “AreaList Pro“. So when we were designing 4D Ajax Framework we decided this would be the object developers would use the most.

For that reason, a lot of our early design time was spent trying to create the foundation of a perfect data list view. One of the key features of version 1.1 of the 4D Ajax Framework is our Data Window, which we think is a fantastic composite object for displaying data in a list fashion.


Here’s some of what you can do with it: