First published in the early 1990s, Omnis 7 proved to be a popular IDE for thousands of developers who created cross-platform, client/server solutions for Windows and Macintosh end users.
With a large base of customers, support and upgrades were offered to Omnis 7 developers to maintain their classic applications in a rapidly changing environment.
About the Latest Edition
There were thousands of Omnis 7 based solutions used successfully in businesses throughout the world, many of these have been converted to Omnis Studio, while some are still in use today. The release of Omnis 7.3 Version 8.x ensured that these solutions continued to work as operating systems were upgraded over time.
Omnis 7.3 Version 8.1 was the last general release of Omnis 7.3 Version 8.x. Omnis 188.8.131.52 was a Patch release made available only to those with On-going Support.
If you upgrade from Omnis 7.3 Version 7.x, you need a new serial number; old Omnis 7.3 Version 7.x serial numbers will not work with Omnis 7.3 Version 8.x. The new serial numbers are prefixed with C8. If you upgrade from a previous version of Omnis 7.3 Version 7.x (or earlier) you should read the following info about Omnis 7.3 Version 8.
Features added in this version include:
- Windows Support – Omnis 7.3 version 8.x is certified to run on Windows XP, but only with the Windows 2000 look and feel. Omnis 7.3 version 8 is certified to run on Windows 2000, though not all Windows 2000 features are necessarily supported: file dialogs have the Windows 2000 look and feel; support for Power management, Accessibility options, and Context menus.
- Support for classic mode on Mac OS X – Under Omnis 7.3 version 8.x, your solutions operate under the classic mode of Mac OS X.
- Apple scripts For Mac – The method $runapplescript lets you run an Apple script.
- Oracle 8 support – Omnis 7.3 version 8.x supports Oracle 8 datatypes and works against Net Client v8.1.x clientware.
- POP3 commands – Web Enabler commands provide control over the connection to your POP3 server.
- SQL scripts – Carriage Return and Linefeed separators for Begin SQL script command.