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Spammers hunting 4D developers

That’s funny – sending a kind-of-serious request to one of our spam traps. There are only a handful of resources where you can get in contact with 4D Developers, mostly just ask your local 4D sales guys. Here in Germany you can also ask die4Dwerkstatt for a list of developers.

Now, the spam looks like this:

The sending domain is – which a dead domain, no resolving.

It’s registered via and uses Googles gmail as mailserver. Searching with Google  for ‘’ you will complaints about it and no happy customers.

4D v17.0 Hotfix 2 released – fights a crash and more

Today 4D has released the latest version of the current flagship: 4D v17.0 Hotfix 2 (build 226804). A list of 8 fixed bugs can be viewed on 4D’s website..

The most critical one is a server crash when running in 64bit mode on a Mac – and no fun for developers: it’s random. Happy debugging with this one. But it is fixed now.

Beside the fixes, the Xerces lib has been upgraded to v3.2.1.

The update is available for developers with  a partner contract – all others have to contact their developer or wait for 4D v17.1

hmTapi 5.0 | call & receive calls directly in 4D

heubach media has released a new version of ‘hmTapi‘. It allows you (on Windows only) to control your phone from within 4D.

The plugin directly access to the Microsoft Windows TAPI interface. That means that you need only a TAPI capable phone to dial from your application. hmTAPI also indicates incoming calls and so you have the possibility to show the right contact direct out of your database.

Prices start from 117,81 € (net: 99 €) for a developer, 355,81€ (net: 299 €) for a single server and 950,81 € (net: 799 €) for an unlimited version.

Prices include the 19% VAT.
Net prices are for customers outside the EU and business customers inside the EU with a valid VAT-ID.

QPix – well & alive

QPix is a long time lasting 4D plugin from Escape Ltd. It’s unmatched picture processing capabilites needed a break after Apple got rid of QuickTime. Now QPix is back.

Q2Pix is the modern successor to QPix and the first member of a new generation of 4D add-ons which are more than just plug-ins. Rather, they are 4D extensions combining a plug-in and open-source 4D components that blend the plug-in with modern 4D features, such as subforms, objects and JSON.

Q2Pix handles raster as well as vector images, and offers comprehensive support for Adobe’s extensible metadata platform (XMP), the industry standard for metadata.

A rich image viewer widget implemented in a supplied open-source 4D component combines a Q2Pix plug-in area with common 4D form objects. The menubar and toolbar are written in 4D and are customizable. A sidebar, also written in 4D, can be shown when displaying multi-page images such as TIFF and PDF, and help with thumbnail-based navigation.

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