In this early year 2013, we are proud to release Convertigo 6.2 . Convertigo 6.2 code named « Hydrogen » is a major release including functional improvements, global optimizations, and major security updates.
New installation procedure
We first started by a brand new installation procedure for Convertigo Studio. We noticed in the previous versions that many Convertigo Studios where downloaded and installed but their proxy information was not configured properly causing sample projects to fail, as well as access to the Help System. Now, Installation procedure merely copies the Studio to the target directory and lets the Convertigo Studio to configure itself by presenting a Configuration Wizard to the user, including proxy information.
We also noticed that the Convertigo Cloud trial accounts we provide for free where unfortunately not used, so we included a « Convertigo Cloud » account creation form in the Convertigo Startup Wizard. This form creates automatically the Cloud account as well as a free Convertigo Support Forum account.
New views : Reference View and Engine Log View
1. Reference View
In « Hydrogen » release we added two new views to the Studio. The first one is the reference view. This view was already in beta in previous versions. It is now completely functional and activated by default in the Convertigo perspective.
You can get more info on the reference view by pointing the following link:
2. Engine Log View
We also added a new engine log view. As you imagine, Convertigo engine logs can be very verbose and browsing them was taking a long time while debugging projects or analyzing screen flows. With the new view, browsing, searching, filtering, performance checking and analyzing is much simpler. This colorful view will display instantly errors and attention logs to the studio's user.
Users will be able to customize their columns size and order, and their filters from one session to the other.
Many Convertigo users asked us for a way to setup a project in source control such as SVN. This was possible with previous releases, but merging project was quite difficult. With this new version, the complete Convertigo project is held in one unique file called [project] .xml held at the root of the Convertigo Eclipse project. To setup a project in SVN just commit the [project] .xml file along with all the other resources in the project to SVN. As in Convertigo 6.2 every Convertigo object is held in only one line in the [project] .xml file, the SVN merge view will display correctly and will help developers to merge and share their projects. Now, a team of developers can work on the same project, conflicts only arise when two developers are modifying the same Convertigo object.
Deploy project with version number
In the same Idea, when deploying a project to a Convertigo server we now ask for a version number to uniquely identify the deployed project version.
PhoneGap, jQuery and jQueryMobile
On the front end side, Convertigo « Hydrogen » now completely integrates and supports Phonegap 2.x framework. Project templates and samples have been updated to Phonegap 2.x. In the same way, we now support and integrate JQuery 1.8.2 and JQuery Mobile 1.2 allowing the use all the new JQM functionalities in mobiles apps.
One of the greatest enhancements we made in Convertigo 6.2 is the Studio’s project’s handling optimization. Relying on a new object repository, we drastically enhanced the speed of project loading, saving, copy/paste operations. For large projects our tests showed 300% enhancements on loading time.
As security is a concern for all of our customers we also enhanced Convertigo built-in encryption to protect more efficiently sensible data such as credentials or any other. We also added a new a new authentication scheme to allow Convertigo to trust third party portals authentication mechanisms. This new scheme can be used for portal integration such as Sharepoint, CQ5 or any other JSR-168 based portal.
These are the highlighted features we have in Convertigo 6.2 « Hydrogen ». For a detailed list, please refer to the changelog.txt file available on the SourceForge repository.
We’d like to thank the community, and clients for their feedback to help us build the best Open Source Mobile Enterprise Application platform on the market.