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Science Tools Products and Documentation

We offer the following as a courtesy to our customers. We update this page seldom, but we will update this page upon request, should you desire the most up to date information.

The following reflects the status of Science Tools Corporation products as of January 12, 2000.



Platforms and Versions

Due to the many combinations of systems and software, we cannot test with all of them. We may state here the combinations we know work - other platforms and versions may very well work, but we may not have confirmation that it does. In general, our software is quite portable. If you require a platform or version not mentioned here, please feel free to contact us to discuss it.

Most components are "backward compatable". We expect some version 2 products to not be backward compatable with version 1.x, but we may be providing conversion tools, should that prove worthwhile.



Status Fields

  • Planned - This is an architectural, design or marketing phaise.
  • In Progress - Design complete, now it's just a small matter of code...
  • Alpha - the first testing phaise after code is complete
  • Beta - the second testing phaise - looks pretty good and stable
  • Production - the code has certified for production use
  • Released - Good enough to release. Some components, like documentation, are released, not certified
  • On hold - Work has terminated for the present - usually, waiting for another component to enter alpha
  • Re-write - This is a type of "in progress" and denotes a completely new codeline
  • Incomplete - Items that don't pass certification criteria or other goals, but may work sufficiently to satisfy some users needs. Normally, work is continuing to certify the codeline.



Component Information

Please see other web pages at our site to learn more about or products, or contact us to inquire if you have any questions about our products and their components.



Products and Documentation

The following reflects the status of Science Tools Corporation products as of January 12, 2000.

Version    Component       Status        Notes

                                                                                 
2.0-1      DESDB           Released      SunOS, IRIX, NT, Informix IUS & UDO
                                         This includes tremendous increases in
                                         functionality, hence the D meaning
                                         Distributed.
           Publisher       in progress   A non-DPS based publishing tool
           DPS             Released      Includes JDBC connectivity       
           DPS-EE          re-write
           DPS-DE          Released
           FIG             in progress   re-write of University BigSur
           GMT             alpha         will roll into ESDB and Java toolkit
           Variables       Released      Re-named. Was "Logical Names" Has been
                                         rolled into management toolkit
           Revision        alpha
           Java Toolkit    Released      JDBC connectivity now fully integrated
           Docs            on hold       will likely need much revision
           Examples        Released      most work only with V1.x    
           Load Scripts    Released      most worn only with v1.x
           License manager in progress   will be mandatory
           Management Pack Alpha
           Hash            Released   re-write to include NT support
                                         Solaris, SunOS, IRIX, OSF, and BSD, and
           MDA             re-write      fully integrated rewrite - passed alpha
           Conversion tool alpha       Will be used to upgrade from v1.x
           GPB             planned       A general purpose ESDB browsing tool
                                                                                 

2.0-1      DESDB           Released      SunOS, IRIX, NT, Informix IUS & UDO
                                         This includes tremendous increases in
                                         functionality, hence the D meaning
                                         Distributed.
           Publisher       in progress   A non-DPS based publishing tool
           DPS             Released      Includes JDBC connectivity       
           DPS-EE          re-write
           DPS-DE          Released
           FIG             in progress   re-write of University BigSur
           GMT             alpha         will roll into ESDB and Java toolkit
           Variables       Released      Re-named. Was "Logical Names" Has been
                                         rolled into management toolkit
           Revision        alpha
           Java Toolkit    Released      JDBC connectivity now fully integrated
           Docs            on hold       will likely need much revision
           Examples        Released      most work only with V1.x    
           Load Scripts    Released      most worn only with v1.x
           License manager in progress   will be mandatory
           Management Pack Alpha
           Hash            Released   re-write to include NT support
                                         Solaris, SunOS, IRIX, OSF, and BSD, and
           MDA             re-write      fully integrated rewrite - passed alpha
           Conversion tool alpha       Will be used to upgrade from v1.x
           GPB             planned       A general purpose ESDB browsing tool
                                                                                 
1.2    Special Note about this version: This version was ready before JDBC
        connectivity was completed. Because of customer demand, instead of
        integrating JDBC into 1.2, we created a JDBC variant of v1.1. See below.
1.2
           ESDB            Production    SunOS, IRIX, NT, Informix IUS & UDO

           DPS             Production    Solaris, SunOS, and IRIX
           Java Toolkit    Production    Requires Java 1.0
           Docs            Released      better...
           Mgmt tools      beta          better late than never!
           Examples        Released    
           Load Scripts    Released
           License manager incomplete    not necessary
           Hash            Production    Solaris, SunOS, IRIX, OSF, and BSD, and
                                         NOT tested yet on NT
           MDA             Production    not fully integrated
                                                                                  
1.1.1   Special Note about this version: Because most of our customers wanted to
        skip the 1.2 upgrade and wait for v 2.0 to upgrade, but wanted JDBC
        functionality right away (which wasn't in v1.2 anyway), we created this
        special version.
1.1.1
           ESDB            Production    SunOS, IRIX with Informix IUS 9.X

           DPS             Production    Solaris, SunOS, and IRIX
           DPS-DE          Production    JDBC 
           Java Toolkit    Production    JDBC
           Docs            incomplete    Useful - it's a start
           Mgmt tools      incomplete    minimalist
           Examples        Released      Useful
           Hash            Production    Solaris, SunOS, IRIX, OSF, and BSD
                                                                                   
1.1        ESDB            Production    SunOS, IRIX with Informix IUS 9.X
           DPS             Production    Solaris, SunOS, and IRIX
           Java Toolkit    Production    Requires Java 1.0
           Docs            incomplete    Useful - it's a start
           Mgmt tools      incomplete    minimalist
           Examples        Released      Useful
           Hash            Production    Solaris, SunOS, IRIX, OSF, and BSD
                                                                                  
1.0        ESDB            Production    SunOS, IRIX, Informix IUS 9.X
           DPS             Production    Solaris, SunOS, and IRIX
           Java Toolkit    Production    Requires Java 1.0
           Hash            Production    Solaris, SunOS, IRIX, OSF, and BSD
                                                                                  

 
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