PicLan Version 18.104.22.168 Release Announcement
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PicLan Version 22.214.171.124 is Now Available
July 5, 1996
PicLan version 126.96.36.199 is currently being released for all platforms.
This is the first production build of PicLan version 2.0.
The following new feature have been addecd to version 188.8.131.52:
PL-COPYW, a Windows version of PL-COPY is included in this release. This
is a new program and will probably undergo some revisions in future builds,
but is included in this release.
The windows DLL and support EXE files have been modified to check for versions
across DLL linkages. This should reduce field problems with upgrades where
not all copies of Windows DLLs have been upgraded to new releases.
New Install Scanning
The PL_SETUP program has been extended to search the entire disk for old
copies of PicLan. These old files can then be deleted eliminating one of
the more common upgrade installation problems.
The following bugs have been fixed in version 184.108.40.206:
PLTW.EXE / PLTW32.EXE
The Alt-F4 sequence to exit the emulator has been fixed.
Locating the PL-CFG.INI file
The logic to locate the PL-CFG.INI file has been reworked and will hopefully
be more robust.
Bug in PLAN32.DLL
The startup code for PLAN32.DLL included code that would intermittantly
fault under Windows 95 with a message Invalid Page Fault in PLAN32.DLL
at xxxx:xxxx006A. This bug is a problem with exception handing when the
32-bit DLL is called from within a 16-bit program's context. The startup
code for PLAN32.DLL has been patched to work around this problem (which
appears to be a Windows 95 bug underneath).
"Invalid Property" when PLTW32 is minimized
The PLTW32 program would get an "Invalid Property" error if you minimized
it on a Windows 95 system (but not under NT). This has been fixed.
"Invalid DSG Work Directory" in PLTW32
If you are configured to run as a DSG and you start PLTW32, you would get
an invalid work directory error from PLTW32 and it would refuse to run.
This has been fixed.
RPC Calls to the Pick System
The RPC mechanism that is used both in Pick to Pick and VB to Pick calls
has been reworked and should be more reliable. The PL-COPYW program now
uses RPC calls. The next release of the VB SDK will include code examples
including RPC calls.