Breaking Changes coming in ReflectInsight 5.1
April 15, 2013 3 Comments
We will be releasing an updated build of ReflectInsight, version 5.1.
This new build will include some minor bug fixes and enhancements, but primarily we’ve added in support to have the ReflectInsight Viewer be able to open both older and newer file formats starting with version 5.1.
The goal and purpose of this new update was to ensure that all binary log files and and messages being sent to the Viewer and Routing Service, are upward and downward compatible, regardless of version starting from ReflectInsight 5.1 onwards.
If you try to open a v5.0 file in the v5.1 or newer Viewer, you will encounter the following error:
However, starting with version v5.1 of ReflectInsight, if you try to open a 5.1 or newer file, then the file will still open and you will see everything pertaining to v5.1. You will not be able to see any specific details that are part of the newer file format. This is if the file format were to change to support new functionality.
If however you have a v5.1 or newer Viewer and try to open a v5.1 file or newer, then the file will open and you will see everything as expected.
We decided to get this update out sooner than later so that everyone gets on the version that includes this logic for maintaining compatibility between the viewer and file format versions.
What does this mean for your current applications using ReflectIsight?
You should consider upgrading to 5.1 as soon as possible.
If you need to keep the old 5.0 version due to applications in production, then download and install the 5.0 redistributable log viewer for viewing those 5.0 files. Then migrate to 5.1 as soon as you can.
The ReflectSoftware Team