Monthly Archives: March 2011

4D releases 4D v12.1 Hotfix 4 [Updated]

4D v12.1 (Hotfix 4) is available

Dear Partners,

This is the fourth HotFix release for 4D v12.1!


  • As this version is an intermediate build, it has only been validated for the fixed bugs (see list below).
  • You should only use this version if you were concerned with one of these bug fixes.
  • It is recommended to backup your databases before using an intermediate version.
  • Don’t forget to read the license agreement when installing this version since it is specific to HotFix versions.

Download link is available at the end of this message (after bugs fixed list).

Sorry, 4D doesn't allow us to publish more then this - and even
for this I'm not quite sure...
Anyway. If you are a 4D Partner (Silver or Gold) go and get, it is
worth it.
Not a Partner yet? Use the our contact form and we can tell you if
it does make sense for your.

[Update: There is a little glitch in the hotfix and it cooled down. After a warming up a new one will be released]

Loadbalancer for Mac-Terminal-Services

Auqa Connect LoadBalancer released

The Aqua Connect Load Balancer allows organizations to harness the power of multiple servers for their Aqua Connect Terminal Server deployment. Organizations can set up multiple servers with the Aqua Connect Load Balancer in such a way that a new connection will be routed to the server with the most available resources. The load balancer is advanced enough to take multiple variables into account including overall capacity of the server, free memory, free processor space and the amount of free disk space. The decision-making logic is a set of algorithms that are pre-defined. In addition to server utilization, the overall capacity of each server is also taken into account.

The Aqua Connect Load Balancer can turn any modern Mac OS X device into a Mac Terminal Server load balancer. The load balancer distributes the RDP client load up to any number of Aqua Connect Servers, which will provide for optimal resource utilization and increase reliability through redundancy and failover. Additionally, the Aqua Connect Load Balancer can greatly enhance network security by being an outward facing service allowing for a single TCP/IP address and port to be used for all incoming terminal server clients.

The Aqua Connect Load Balancer is available now exclusively from Aqua Connect! Starting at $999.00, contact your sales representative for more information.


hmReports available


A new version of hmReports is available:


This version introduces a new command:

hmRep_RENDER TO PICTURE(area;picArray;format;limit)

[heubach-media] | Christian Sakowski
iChat/AIM: SakowskiF
ICQ: 4thDimension (267537916)
Tel: 040/52 10 59-23

Related: hmReport

hmFree 2.1 available

heubach media, Germany, updates hmFree to Version 2.1.

hmFree 2.1 brings three new useful commands to your 4D development:

hmFree_PDF Split (Mac only) – split one multipage PDF into its pages
hmFree_Tiff Split – split one multipage TIFF into its pages
hmFree_GET PICTURE TYPES – returns the internal type of a 4D picture

The plugin is only available for 4D v11.8 and 4D v12.1 Windows & Mac.

hmFree of heubach media brings some usefull commands to your 4th Dimension application:

• hmFree_GetStringWidth
• hmFree_Generate UUID
• hmFree_Week Of
• hmFree_Arabic2Roman
• hmFree_OpenMethodEditor
• hmFree_GetMethodText
• hmFree_GetArrayWidth
• hmFree_GenerateUUID
• hmFree_CRASH
• hmFree_PDF Split
• hmFree_Tiff Split

All commands works with Unicode characters. Text measurements are native (without Altura on windows).

The new version 2.1 can be downloaded here.

The freePack of heubach media, Hamburg Germany, is free of charge but you have to register first.

[heubach-media] | Christian Sakowski
iChat/AIM: SakowskiF
Tel: +49 40/52 10 59-23

Related: hmReport