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EA 9 Beta
« on: March 03, 2011, 07:55:57 am »
Great to see the EA 9 beta. I've downloaded it and hope to play this weekend.
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On a foreboding note though, I trust the attention to detail will be greater than the introductiory notes at http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/ea/beta.html wich culd do with goodspell chick and proff reed.
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Re: EA 9 Beta
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 01:34:50 pm »
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When I print http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/ea/beta.html (I'm old fashioned see) neither IE8 or Chrome do a good job of printing the page. In fact much of the useful content is off the RHS of the page.

As a starter for 10 how about hiding the LH sidebar, and top menu bars not to mention the bottom menu, after all they are no use on printed output.
Hint: for @media print just set display none for these parts of the page

Then please do whatever else it takes to make it print properly.
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Re: EA 9 Beta
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 09:22:22 pm »
Let us know how much Santa/Easter bunny were involved in V9 from your point of view.

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Re: EA 9 Beta
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 10:11:49 pm »
I don't see any reference to document generation in the enhancements list    :'(

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Re: EA 9 Beta
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 09:50:09 am »
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I don't see any reference to document generation in the enhancements list    :'(
There are entire sections in the Release Notes titled Reporting, RTF Reporting and HTML Reporting.
http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/ea/beta.html#releasenotes

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Re: EA 9 Beta
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 12:04:41 pm »
Look again Graham, it mentions the following;
"Improved Document Template Design and the ability to output documentation to PDF. "

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Re: EA 9 Beta
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2011, 11:05:15 am »
skiwi, in regards to your two picky comments.

The release notes were in a pretty bad state, and they have since been updated along with the beta page.  (As the note at the top of the release notes says may happen.)

However, I don't think that the stylesheet is remotely relevant to version 9.  Further, I'm 99% sure that our web developer does not check this forum.  I don't know if we have a process for users commenting or requesting changes on our web design, but I do know that here is not the place to do it if you want a change made.

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Re: EA 9 Beta
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011, 12:00:22 pm »
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skiwi, in regards to your two picky comments.
However, I don't think that the stylesheet is remotely relevant to version 9.
Only that it was the beta nine information I was wanting to print out !.

Thanks for that anyway, perhaps I'll send in a feature request.

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Re: EA 9 Beta
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011, 09:46:14 pm »
OK, I stand corrected, and I'm very pleased with what appears to be included.   I originally looked at:

     http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/betas.html

and at the the time I don't think the detailed release notes were on that page.  

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Re: EA 9 Beta: Unicode files and paths
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2011, 09:46:10 am »
My eap file is here:

When I double click on it I get the message


Surely in 2011 I can open a file which has a unicode character in its file name?

Notes:
Opens if I remove the "[ch257][ch275][ch299][ch333][ch363]".
Also opens if the folder is "[ch257][ch275][ch299][ch333][ch363]" as long as the file name does not have "[ch257][ch275][ch299][ch333][ch363]" in it!

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Re: EA 9 Beta: Use JET 4.0
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2011, 09:49:00 am »
High time the default is set to "Use Jet 4.0" or the option be prompted for in the install.
And the JET 4 files distributed with EA.
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Re: EA 9 Beta: Dialogue resizing
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2011, 09:57:20 am »
The first dialogue box I come across is not fit for purpose.
Containing a Connection string, path, as well as file name,
it is not resizable.
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Re: EA 9 Beta
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2011, 02:56:33 pm »
Skiwi,
Great to see you testing out Version 9 Beta however is posting all the problems you find here the best place for Sparx Systems to deal with them or is there a better place?

Being picky I note the footer on your posts says
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Isn't  quite right if you are testing V9.0 is it? 

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Re: EA 9 Beta
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2011, 11:06:52 am »
We are using 864. Sparx clearly warn that the beta should not be used on production systems.

Our testing is on a separate machine, with .eap files only (more difficult to test against our sql server repositories).

Sparx have not indicated what they want done with beta bug reports.
But I figured that it made sense to post these here (given the lack of visibility of bug reports) to save others retesting the same bugs, and to get the normal forum feedback, ie support for having the bug fixed, or perhaps finding out it isn't a bug, just a feature!
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Re: EA 9 Beta:Unicode in notes fields.
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2011, 11:00:12 am »
Using W7P 64 bit, and M[ch257]ori language keyboard (part of W7),


I am able to enter unicode into all fields except notes.
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