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Ladybridge Systems Releases QM 3.4-11

Release 3.4-11 of the QM Multivalue Database is now available for download

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Release Date: Friday, August 25, 2017

Some more new features requested by our users...

The locking system now records the time at which a record or file lock was acquired as an aid to debugging locking issues. The time is included in the LIST.READU report if the DETAIL option is used and also appears in process dump files or deadlock diagnostics.

The optional replacement character in an MCP conversion code can be enclosed in single or double quotes. Empty quotes cause non-printing characters to be removed without replacement.

The I-type compiler now supports a subset of the options to the $MODE QMBasic compiler directive.

Overwriting an existing local catalogue pointer in the VOC now queries for confirmation if the pathname of the object code is different.

The Hot Spot Monitor (HSM) now reports i/o counters (open, read, write, delete).

A new @-variable, @PSTAT, has been added. This can be used to set diagnostic information that will be displayed by the PSTAT command.

The USER, GROUP and MODE keywords have been added to CREATE.ACCOUNT, CREATE.FILE and CONFIGURE.FILE to allow setting of ownership and access permissions on Linux/Unix systems.

The SAVE.LIST, GET.LIST and DELETE.LIST commands now all support an alternative file name.

The SHOW command has a new keyword, SORT.SUP to suppress the default @ID sort.

The WRITE.DELETE.THEN.ELSE setting of the $MODE compiler directive has been extended to include the MATWRITE and MATWRITEU statements.

The SETPTR and SET.QUEUE commands now accept the AT clause in mode 5 to identify the printer to be used on the client PC. This is applicable only to AccuTerm when using a terminal type with the -at suffix.

The FL$LOCKS key to the QMBasic FILEINFO() function returns a list of the locks in the file owned by the calling process. Attempting to enter the debugger in a phantom process raises exception SYS.PROGRAM.NO_PDEBUG if no interactive process is waiting in the PDEBUG command.

The QMClient API now includes QMSystem() to return the value of a SYSTEM() function on the server and QMTrans()/QMRTrans() to perform the equivalent QMBasic TRANS() and RTRANS() operations.

Setting the DEADLOCK configuration parameter to 2 extends the action of mode 1 to save the state of the lock tables as an aid to diagnosis.


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About Ladybridge Systems Ltd

Ladybridge Systems was founded in 1992 by former Prime Computer personnel and is headquartered in Hardingstone, Northampton, England. The primary activity of the company is the OpenQM multivalue database for which Zumasys were appointed as worldwide sales and marketing partner in January 2015. Ladybridge Systems also provide training, consultancy, development, and maintenance services to MultiValue databases in the UK and worldwide. Ladybridge Systems remains a small privately owned company, offering a personal level of service to clients around the world.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.ladybridge.com

About OpenQM

Effective 1/1/15 Zumasys is the Worldwide Distributor for OpenQM. Users with licenses issued prior to 1/1/15 should visit the Ladybridge website.

OpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning database with an extremely efficient footprint. At less than half the price of comparable databases, OpenQM comes bundled with AccuTerm and provides incredible value for MultiValue resellers and end users alike. Auto-sizing of database files, object oriented programming, class and exception handling, simplified web development and more can be yours with a move to OpenQM.

Why OpenQM

OpenQM has long sought to revolutionize the MultiValue industry, taking MultiValue to new heights of performance and expectation. OpenQM support and maintenance is now available for the first time directly from Zumasys, one of the largest development and engineering teams in the MultiValue market. With technical support engineers located across the United States and England, you'll always be able to reach someone who knows the importance of keeping your MultiValue application up and running.

Their software developers, technical support engineers, infrastructure experts, and cloud engineers will work with you to support, protect, and modernize your OpenQM database-whether on site or in the cloud. Their cloud platform is optimized for MultiValue database applications using industry-leading technologies from VMware, NetApp, and Cisco, and housed in the world's most secure data center, The SuperNAP, managed by expert engineers who understand your business. They take care of everything including backups, system administration, and monitoring so you can focus resources on your core business while maintaining complete control of your data and applications.

OpenQM In The Cloud

The Zumasys cloud platform has been optimized with Flash memory at multiple tiers to address the disk I/O requirements of OpenQM and other MultiValue databases. If you're interested in leveraging the efficiency, security, and performance of MultiValue in the cloud, Zumasys can help.

Since 2006, Zumasys has provided enterprise-class cloud hosting for Oracle, SQL and Pick MultiValue applications. They have the depth and experience to keep your systems running. Visit www.zumasys.com/cloud for more information on their architecture, monitoring and customer references.

OpenQM At A Glance

OpenQM began in 1993 as an embedded database from Ladybridge Systems. It was released in its own right in mid-2001 on Windows systems and extended to Linux in 2003 and FreeBSD in 2004. In 2015, OpenQM announced a partnership with Zumasys to provide worldwide distribution, to create a comprehensive telephone support/maintenance program and to multi-tenant OpenQM on the Zumasys Cloud. This allows customers to quickly provision OpenQM servers in the cloud and benefit from a convenient, affordable monthly fee for the database, operating system and underlying infrastructure.

Zumasys helps companies of every size transition their infrastructure and applications to the cloud. With Zumasys cloud services, customers can easily access the latest software and hardware technologies over the Web, allowing them to focus on growing their core business instead of managing their IT infrastructures. Zumasys delivers personalized service, integrated disaster recovery and the confidence companies need to outsource the hosting of all their databases including SQL, Oracle and Pick MultiValue systems.

For OpenQM inquiries please visit: http://www.openqm-zumasys.com/ Users with licenses issued before 1/1/15 please visit: www.ladybridge.com

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.openqm.com

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