Technical Communique 
December 13, 2019                                                         TC-19006

BASIS International Ltd releases BBj®, the Barista® Application Framework, and AddonSoftware® by Barista version 19.20 - a very significant non-major release of BBj.

This release includes a BASIS replacement for Java's Web Start application deployment infrastructure. Oracle has removed Web Start from all LTS (long-term support) versions after Java 8. The BASIS replacement, the near-zero Desktop App deployment framework, offers significant benefits over Java Web Start. The BASIS replacement, the near-zero Desktop App deployment framework, offers significant benefits over Java Web Start. It's accessible from the default home page of every BBj 19.20 installation. Once configured in Enterprise Manager (EM), each Desktop App: 
  • Is available as a download via a URL 
  • Downloads and installs the needed JAR from the server to the desktop
  • If necessary, downloads and installs the appropriate JRE
  • Does not require security certificates
  • Is updated automatically on the client when changes are made on the server via EM
This release also incorporates all customer requested fixes listed in the Fixes file and incorporates version 20.0 preview features.

Download   19.20 today and for additional details, refer to the readme, relnotes, and fixes files.

PeriodStrategic Quality Focus Period
For the next several months, our engineering and support staff will be focusing on the enhancement requests, upgrades, and functionality that contribute most to long-term improvements in our products, including reliability, usability, end-user productivity, and future extensibility. During this long-term focus period, new product features and interim releases will occur at a slower pace than they have in the past.

Please vote for your favorite enhancements and bugs. We will be assessing priorities for the various tasks, and your vote will make a difference. Please see the Voting in Bugzilla Knowledge Base article for details. We hope to have our first prioritizing pass completed in early 2020, so sooner is better!

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