FootPrints, Inc.: HealthCheck 4D Pro released

Less than 2 weeks ago, Footprints released a new version of HealthCheck 4D Lite, a free iPhone app + 4D component that can be used to monitor your 4D Server applications from your iPhone or iPad.

Today, we are excited to announce that HealthCheck 4D Pro is now available for purchase from the iTunes App Store. Many additional features have been added to HealthCheck 4D Pro compared to HealthCheck 4D Lite, such as the ability to monitor multiple servers, a “Quick Look” mode, 4D Database Table information, and a small suite of tools for initiating backups, sending messages to users, and initiating database verifications and repairs!

Footprints is offering HealthCheck 4D Pro for an introductory price of $29.99. The 4D component is free, available from our web site.

For details and additional information, please see our web site, and click the HealthCheck 4D link.

Scott Gelvin
Footprints, Inc.
Custom Information Management Systems
For Windows, Macintosh, Internet & iPhone / iPad
Since 1986

AreaList Pro v9 alpha 4

Es ist soweit. Alle mit einer aktuellen Lizenz (v8.3, v8.5) können sich für das AreaList Pro Beta-Programm anmelden.

Dazu kommt diese Meldung von eNode:

The whole new concept in ALP v9 API is based upon getting / setting properties.

All (non obsolete) v8 commands have been turned into a wrapping of this new API. Backwards compatibility should be in.

All new features are based upon this getting / setting concept.

Depending on the context, properties can be applied to ALP, a specific area, a row, a column, a cell, an ALP object or a drop area. See the “ALP Properties” Excel sheet.

All information is now internally stored as XML.

Unicode should work everywhere.

AreaList Pro 8.5 released

e-Node announces AreaList Pro version 8.5.

Published by e-Node worldwide.


This release fixes several bugs and brings new features.

System requirements
AreaList Pro 8.5 requires 4D v2004 or higher (including 4D v11 SQL and 4D v12).

Fixed bugs

  • – Improved stability and fixed scrollbar issues when the area is placed into a composite type window.
  • Better callback execution when run from a component.
  • Improved redraw and updates when several windows are simultaneously open with AreaList Pro areas.

New features

  • -New command AL_GetLastEvent replaces the deprecated ALProEvt variable (existing projects using this variable will still work, but AL_GetLastEvent should be used instead in new projects or in case of issues with ALProEvt). In addition, AL_GetLastEvent offers a better control of event management compared to ALProEvt, as it allows tracking of the last event in each AreaList Pro area.
  • AL_Register can now be called several times with different license keys. Registration will succeed if one or more keys are valid.
  • The return of the Advanced Properties dialog, updated to include new v8.x features and v11 / v12 compatible.
  • AL_UpdateArrays and AL_UpdateFields can now use the recalculate options (-2 and 2) in event callback methods.

AreaList Pro 8.5 is a free upgrade from v8.3 and a paid upgrade from all v8.x previous versions. (Ed.: Ohh… we like this!!)
8.3 license keys will work with version 8.5.

HealthCheck 4D released

HealthCheck 4D is an iPhone app that will run on any iOS compatible device with iOS 3.2 or later.
Use it to monitor your 4D v11 or v12 Server application remotely.
Presently available for 4D Servers running in 32-bit.

Footprints has updated HealthCheck 4D Lite and a new version is available for download for free from the iTunes App Store. If you had installed the previous version and have recently updated your iPhone app, you will need to install the updated companion HealthCheck 4D Component into your 4D Server database application. Info is available on our web site at

Also, we’re very close to releasing HealthCheck 4D Pro! I can’t wait! 🙂 Some of the additional features that will come with the Pro version:
* monitor multiple 4D Server applications
* remote administration tools
* more server monitoring features
* and more!

Scott Gelvin
Footprints, Inc.
4D specialists since 1987

4D v12.1 Hotfix 3 verfügbar

15.02.2011 by 4D Team

4D kündigt die Verfügbarkeit von 4D v12.1 Hotfix 3 an.

Hotfix 3 erscheint früher als geplant, um einen Bug zu korrigieren, der in 4D v12.1 Hotfix 2 aufgetreten ist. Außerdem wurden einige Fehler behoben.

Dies ist, wie bei allen Hotfixes, ein Zwischen-Release, das nur auf behobene Fehler getestet wurde. 4D Partner können die komplette Liste der Bugfixes sowie das Hotfix laden unter 4D Forums.

Hotfixes sind nur für Gold und Silver Partner verfügbar. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter dem 4D Partner Programm.

(Anmerkung Red: Wir hätten ja auch gerne mal die Liste der Bugfixes gezeigt, das hat sich nämlich schon gelohnt, aber…)

Nach dem Hotfix ist vor dem Hotfix

Es ist beim programmieren wie beim Software schreiben – manchmal gibt es Features, die keiner gewollt hat. So beim letzten Hotfix (v12.1.HF2). Nix dramatisches, aber es stört das ästhetische Empfinden. Also zurück in die Kiste damit und warten auf den Hotfix 3.
Es ist ja ohnehin Wochenende, mal so richtig ausspannen  im Februar-Neuschnee!

Mobile4D Beta Hits the Road

4D S.A. (Paris) is pleased to announce the beta of Mobile4D v12. Mobile4D v12 allows your users to carry their data, synchronized from their 4D v12 databases, on their iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. Mobile4D v12 utilizes the built-in data storage of all Webkit powered browsers to store data so your users can access their data even when in offline mode. Once your users connect again they can synchronize their changes with their database server.

Mobile4D v12 will be released as part of the upcoming 4D Web 2.0 Pack v12. Beta 1 is a time limited version which will work with any 4D v12 database (requires 4D v12.1 Hotfix 2).

Please help us create a wonderful addition to your applications by giving us your feedback, positive and negative, on the Mobile4D beta forum. Please also log any bugs you find on 4D Bugbase.

Mobile4D can be downloaded here

Don’t have a 4D Forums account? Visit 4D Partner Central for download instructions

Editors note:
Using a 4D v12.1 Hotfix 2 requires a ‘Silver-Partner’ contract with 4D.  Questions about it? Just use our contact form to ask!

(Alle genannten Marken gehören den jeweiligen Eigentümern, auch wenn nicht gekennzeichnet – und leider nicht uns.)

4D Web 2.0 Pack v12 Beta now available

The first complete beta of 4D Web 2.0 Pack v12 – which includes the new Mobile 4D component – is now available.

4D Web 2.0 Pack users will be pleased to know that the first version of 4D Web 2.0 Pack  fully compatible with 4D v12 is now available for beta testing. It features 4D Ajax Framework, Cal4D and the all-new Mobile4D.

Qualified users (the ones with a valid maintenace contract, Ed.) will be contacted directly with download information. If you have any issues with notification or with the download itself, please contact your local 4D representative.

Mobile4D utilizes the built-in data storage of all Webkit-powered browsers on devices like iPhone, iPad and Android, allowing users to access their data, even when in offline mode. When users connect, they can synchronize all of their changes with the database server. This new capability will be a powerful addition to 4D v12 applications.

The Mobile4D beta is open to 4D Partners via a dedicated Mobile4D section of the forum.

NOTE: 4D for Flex is not affected by this beta. It now maintains its own lifecycle as an open source product available to registered 4D Web 2.0 Pack users, downloadable via the usual channel.

see also ‘Lightning