October 2013 Archives

Latest release of The Server Framework: 6.6

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Version 6.6 of The Server Framework was released today.

This release is a major release and contains many changes, see the release notes, here, for full details of all changes.

All clients are advised to upgrade to this release.

The latest release of The Server Framework, which is due later this month, adds support for Visual Studio 2013 and Windows 8.1 as well as a host of other major changes.

As we first mentioned here, release 6.6 of The Server Framework removes support for Visual Studio .Net (2002) and Visual Studio .Net (2003). The 2002 compiler is no longer supported by Microsoft and the 2003 compiler becomes unsupported in October this year. To be honest, I'm very pleased to see the back of them. Hopefully most users of the framework are using at least Visual Studio 2005, if you're not, get in touch now.

We're also dropping support for Windows 2000, which Microsoft stopped supporting in 2010 this means the Windows XP is the earliest supported operating system for version 6.6.

Finally we're deprecating quite a bit of code. This will still be present in 6.6 but will, generally, be unavailable by default. You can add various defines to your Config.h to re-enable the deprecated code but be warned, it will be going in a future release.

The following code is deprecated in 6.6