Thresholds Moving from 6.1.3 to 8.1.5

Doug Easterbrook doug at
Sat Jun 23 09:21:50 EDT 2018

hi mats.

interested in the postgres SSL issue you had —   we have seen nothing with any version of postgres so far with 8.1.5.   i you could explain, then I’ll make sure we don’t run into it.

we are seeing some random crashing — looks mostly like memory dereferencing, freeing of pointers before their time.     I’m told that a number of those are fixed in 8.1.6

We had a very strange issue with the xml document parser — mind you we were doing some intense stuff merging things into an xml document — turns out that there was a bug in the version xerces library that was part of 8.1.5,

note:   I would never expect anybody else to hit this issue as the rest of the xml parser code we use worked just fine, and Tech support pointed out a nice workaround.

- having some trouble on one infinite loop/deep hang in windows (in a very specific area) that does not manifest itself on OSX or in older versions of omnis on windows.

other than that, many positives.
- faster
- about same crashing on high sierrra compared to studio 5.2.3
- externals we use work better 9mostly because they are updated)
- like the fonts
- like the headed lists too
- ‘looks’ better

Doug Easterbrook
Arts Management Systems Ltd.
mailto:doug at
Phone (403) 650-1978

> On Jun 23, 2018, at 12:40 AM, ADJob <mats at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Moving from 6.1.3 to 8.1.5 under the gallows (64-bit)
> This is the thresholds I have encountered so far:
> 1. Using Postgresql SSL are not working out of the box for Mac. Hacking required.
> 2. All paths are now POSIX (from HD:user:desktop -> HD/user/desktop)
> 3. All stored pictures are not showing up (png format stored in the database)
> 4. Viewing pdf by ActiveX and Quicktime are changed to oBrowser (that not still works for me).
> The best parts so far
> 1. Retina and better standard fonts.
> 2. Headed lists are looking better.
> And yes, it is still crashing. Right out of the box. Only standard libraries used.
> Do you know any more thresholds to face in the future?
> FYI,
> /Mats
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