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29

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Apr
29

Overview

Because Microsoft's deprecation of SHA1 code-signing certificates, Appeon 2015 Build 0372 has renewed its code-signing certificate to the more secure SHA-2 (e.g. SHA 256) hashing algorithm. For more information on SHA1 deprecation, please read Windows Enforcement of Authenticode Code Signing and Timestamping and Microsoft Security Advisory 2880823.

Windows systems older than Windows 7 have limited support for SHA-256 hashing algorithm. If your system is older than Windows 7, and you have disabled the automatic upgrade program, you shall follow the instructions in this article to update your Windows systems before running any application deployed with Appeon 2015 Build 0372.

Update Instructions

You need not perform this update if your system is Window 7 or higher, or you have enabled the automatic upgrade on your system. Otherwise, please update your system according to the information provided in the table below.

System Patch Instruction
Windows 2003 KB2868626 (Published on 11-11-2013)

Ÿ1. For Windows 2003 for 32-bit systems, download and install the patch KB2868626 (32-bit). Ÿ

2. For Windows 2003 for x64-bases systems, download and install the patch KB2868626 (x64-based).

Windows Vista KB2763674 (Published on 1/7/2013)

Download and install the patch KB2763674.

Windows 2008

KB948465 (Published on 5/25/2009)

KB2763674 (Published on 1/7/2013)

Ÿ1. For Windows 2008 for 32-bit systems, download and install the patch KB948465 (32-bit) to update to Window 2008 SP2 first, and then install the patch KB2763674 (32-bit).

2. For Windows for x64-based systems, download and install the patch KB948465 (x64-based) to update to Window 2008 SP2 first, and then install the patch KB2763674 (x64-based).

Windows 2008 SP2 KB2763674 (Published on 1/7/2013)

Ÿ1. For Windows 2008 SP2 for 32-bit systems, download and install the patch KB2763674 (32-bit). Ÿ

2. For Windows 2008 SP2 for x64-based systems, download and install the patch KB2763674 (x64-based).

More Background Information: About Digital Certificate Used in Appeon

The significance and impact of a digital certificate for Appeon is

1) Authenticity of the publisher, which makes users believe that "Appeon Corporation" is a trusted publisher.
2) Integrity of the app, which makes sure that the Appeon apps won’t be misrepresented.

Take Appeon for PowerBuilder for example, if the SHA-256 algorithm is not well supported by the Windows OS which causes the digital certificate unrecognizable, Windows may pop up a Security Warning message telling the user that it’s from an Unknown Publisher (as shown below), which may cause security concerns to the end user (as they may think it is not a secured installer).

And for apps that used ActiveX plug-ins, if the digital certificate cannot be correctly recognized, Windows will actually block it from installing/running.

On a SHA-256 compatible Windows OS, Windows will pop up a security warning message displaying the publisher information (Appeon Corporation as shown below) and the user would know that it’s from a publisher they are already familiar with and trusted.


 

  
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Apr
8
The image SDK is available in Appeon 2015 Build 0372
Posted by Nico Wang on 08 April 2016 04:55 PM

We are excited to announce that the image SDK is available in our latest EBF Appeon 2015 Build 0372 (although we did not publicly announce it with the EBF).

To help those interested try out the image SDK, here are a few tips:

1) The image SDK is a mobile feature, therefore, you should add the demo URL (http://demo.appeon.com/imagesdk) to Appeon Workspace (build 0372). If you don't have Appeon Workspace 0372, you can install one from http://demo.appeon.com/aws/.

2) The demo case provides the basic functionalities where you can select an image, set the properties for the new image and generate the new image. Or you can download the source code and try out the other functions and properties by yourself according to the online documentation.

And please do not hesitate to give your comments/suggestions or report any bugs by posting a new comment next to this article or sending us an email to support@appeon.com.


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Apr
1
Appeon Office will be closed on April 4th, 2016 for the Tomb Sweeping Day and will resume operation and work on your reported cases on April 5th, 2016.

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Apr
1
32-bit Appeon Workspace for Appeon 2015 Build 0372 in iOS
Posted by Nico Wang on 01 April 2016 03:34 PM

As stated before, UltraLite has supported 64-bit iOS from version 12.0.1 build 4201 sp85 on already, but unfortunately the following three files (that are required to support 64-bit UltraLite) are not included in this installer.

  • sa12_ga_linux_x86.x64.1201_3152_l10n.tar.gz
  • sa12_ga_solaris_x64.1201_3152.tar.gz
  • SQLAnywhere1201_GA.dmg

And because of this Appeon is currently unable to get the needed compiling files to work on the support (of 64-bit UltraLite in 64-bit iOS). Appeon will actively put more effort on supporting it. And before that kindly please download and install the Appeon Workspace here if you are using UltraLite on 64-bit iOS devices with Appeon 2015 Build 0372.

And please note that you need to manually change the extension zip to ipa if the downloaded file ends with a zip extension not an ipa.

For users who want to package standalone apps or customize their own Appeon Workspace, please build it for only 32-bit iOS if your database is UltraLite.

In Xcode 7, please only keep armv7 next to Valid Architectures (Build Settings > Architectures) as shown below to build it only for 32-bit iOS.


For more details on the reason that you should use the above provided Appeon Workspace, please refer to the news here.

 
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