Omnis Studio 5.X and Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite)
Removal of the Open Transport network layer from Mac OSX 10.10 means that versions of Omnis Studio prior to version 6.0 will not work on this platform. Data Access Modules and networking functions are affected.
Please be advised that you should not upgrade to Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) unless you are using or plan to use Omnis Studio version 6.0 or later. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our developers.
Omnis Studio on new installs of Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks) & 10.10 (Yosemite)
Java is no longer installed by default on newly installed copies of Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or 10.10 (Yosemite). Therefore Omnis will exit on launching with an error message indicating that you need to install an obsolete version of Java (i.e. version 6.x).
To remedy this you need to download and install the obsolete 32-bit version of Java from the Apple website (http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1572): note the 64-bit version of Java is not compatible with the current shipping version of Omnis Studio which is 32-bit only. For more information please refer to 'Java for OS X 2013-005 and Java for Mac OS X v10.6 Update 17' on the Apple support website.
Having downloaded and installed the 32-bit version of Java, there should be no further changes required for Omnis Studio. In addition, and as far as we are aware, there should be no issues when you install the later version of Java, as they will co-exist with the obsolete 32-bit version on the same computer.
Omnis Studio Activation
On Friday October 24 there was an error with the Activation process for our Omnis Studio product. Unfortunately this impacted some of our developers and their end users. This was due to an internal system reconfiguration which was rectified as quickly as possible by the IS team.
We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience and distress this may have caused the affected developers, VARs and partners and their end-users, and we would like to reassure everyone that we will take all possible steps to avoid this happening again. If you have any concerns or questions about this incident, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, company name, and ODPP number if appropriate.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mac OS X support for Omnis Studio 5.x
Please note that the PostgreSQL DAM in Studio 5.1 has compatiblity issues with Mac OSX 10.9 and later. This is because Open Transport was removed from the Core Services Framework in the OS X 10.9 Mavericks SDK.
To use the PostgreSQL DAM with Studio 5.1 & Studio 5.1.1, a replacement DAM is required (available from the ODPP download area). If using Studio 5.1, a replacement libpq.dylib is also required. This may be obtained from the ODPP download area or copied from a later version of Studio if preferred).
This issue does not affect Omnis Studio 5.2.
Mac OS X support for Omnis Studio 4.x
Please note that Omnis Studio 4.x is not supported with Mac OSX 10.9 and later. This is because Open Transport was removed from the Core Services Framework in the OS X 10.9 Mavericks SDK.
As a consequence of this, the Studio 4.3 WebEnabler and FileOps
components no longer work. Omnis commands TCPConnect/Send/Receive/Close,
HTTP..., SMTP..., POP3, MailSplit, HTTPSplitHTML and FTP... are also
affected. The trace log will warn that the web enabler external fails
to load and any web enabler commands will replaced by tokens (X2345678...).
Although it may be possible to rewrite some of these commands to use TCPTalk functionality, there is no automatic process in place to achieve this. In these cases, upgrading to Studio 5 is may be preferable.
This issue affects Omnis Studio versions 4.3, 4.3.1 and 4.3.2.x. Studio 5.0 and later use a more recent SDK and are not affected.
Omnis Web Client support in Firefox 18 on OS X
End of Life Notification for Non-Visual OpenBase DAM
This notification applies to the DAMOBASE component. Studio 5.2.1 will contain the final release of this component which will no longer be distributed with future versions of Omnis Studio. We will endeavour to provide support for OS critical issues only- as deemed appropriate.
Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) 2011
Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 includes server class applications such as Exchange, SharePoint and SQL Server, which can contend for system resources. Based on the level of usage of the Microsoft applications, Omnis Studio may perform at a level lower than required.
If Omnis Studio running on SBS 2011 does not perform to your requirements, it is recommended that Studio be installed on a dedicated Windows server. If you have any questions regarding the use of SBS 2011, please contact TigerLogic Technical Support or see the following link for the differences between "Standard" & "Essential" versions of 2011: www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/compare-features.aspx
JPEG & PNG images on Mac OS X platforms
With the assistance of Michael Mantkowski of Cleintrax Software, we have discovered a limitation of the drawing code on the Mac OS X platforms (Intel & PPC).
The problem is occurring because the row size of the picture data when converted to 4 bytes per pixel pixmap is larger than 0x3FFE (16382) bytes.
We will only be able to resolve this matter when Omnis Studio for the Mac OS X platform is ported to Cocoa in the future. In the meantime, the workarounds are to ensure that you use smaller JPEG & PNG images, or re-size the existing images with a suitable third party tool.
Firefox version 3.6.x
March 24th, 2010
Please note that we do not recommend the downloading of, or upgrading to (Mozilla) Firefox 3.6 until further notice. This is because of known issues when using this version of the browser - which we have reported to Mozilla. Please note that we are unable to accept responsibility for Third Party applications that are outside of our control.
Omnis Studio and 'Snow Leopard'
TigerLogic are pleased to report that Omnis Studio 4.3 and 5.0 are fully compatible with Mac OSX 10.6, codenamed "Snow Leopard". We are not currently aware of any core compatibility issues with the latest Mac operating system. Please contact Omnis Support for general support issues.
Omnis Studio and Windows 7
Please note that Omnis Studio versions 4.3.2 and 5.0.l fully support Windows 7. The latest Studio 5.0 installers available from the download page are also Windows 7 compatible. Earlier versions of Omnis Studio have not been certified for use with Windows 7 so there may be installation/usage issues. Please contact Omnis Support for further details.
Omnis Studio and 64-bit Operating Systems
Omnis Studio has been tested and is certified for use with Windows 64-bit operating systems: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 2003 Server and 2008 Server, as well as 64-bit editions of Mac OS X (10.5 & 10.6). Currently, we do not provide support for 64-bit Linux systems.
Please note that Omnis Studio is a 32-bit application and is not interoperable with 64-bit software. For instance, data connectivity requires use of 32-bit ODBC Administrator plus 32-bit clientware with any DAMs used.
Omnis Studio and Windows Vista
In tests of Omnis Studio version 4.2 we are pleased to confirm that we are not currently aware of any compatibility issues between Studio and Windows Vista. Omnis Studio 4.3, further enhances the visual aspects of the product, integrating more closely with the Windows Vista look and feel.
File Locking Issues under Mac OS X
Click here for important information regarding the use of Omnis datafiles on OS X.
Windows Support for Omnis 7
End of Life Notification for Non-Visual Informix DAM
This notification pertains to the DAMIFX component. Studio 4.2 will contain the final release of this component which will no longer be distributed with future versions of Omnis Studio. Currently only available (and stable) on the Win32 platform, this component no longer conforms to our cross-platform philosophy. We will endeavour to provide support for OS critical issues only- as deemed appropriate.
End of Life Notification for Old-Style (V2) DAMs
This notification pertains to the DOMNIS, DODBC, DORACLE, DORACLE8, DSYBASE, DINFORMX & DDB2 DAMs which have been superceded by the multi-threaded object DAMs. Omnis Studio 4.1 will contain the final releases of these DAMs which will no longer be updated in future versions of Omnis Studio and no longer available as of Studio 5.0. We will endeavour to provide support for OS critical issues only- as deemed appropriate.
End of Life Notification for Non-Visual Oracle7 DAM
This notification pertains to the DAMORA7 component which has been superceded by the non-visual Oracle8 DAM (DAMORA8). Omnis Studio 4.1 will contain the final release of this DAM which will no longer be distributed with future versions of Omnis Studio. We will endeavour to provide support for OS critical issues only- as deemed appropriate.