Saturday, March 3, 2012

Access-DRG Versions

In order to keep up with MS-Access, we have had to split our Access-DRG product into two different products:
  1. Access-DRG/2003, which should run under MS-Access 2000, 2002 and 2003. This is the good old ".mdb" version
  2. Access-DRG/2007, which should run under MS-Access 2007. This is the new-fangled ".accdb" version
We have updated our product catalog and our retail web site, so you should now be able to get the version you need.

Note that this product is more-or-less useless without the VB-callable DLL, but the current VB-callable DLL is included with your Access-DRG purchase.

In the normal course of events, we expect you to buy Access-DRG once and VB-DLL subsequent year. You only need to buy Access-DRG again if and when Microsoft changes MS-Access enough to require a new app.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Re-release of Windows Installers

We received a bug report that our windows installer for our VB-callable DLL did not work properly under at least some Windows 7 installations.

We use the Nullsoft Scriptable Installer System (NSIS) to create all of our windows installers. So rather than try to debug someone else's rather complex system, we did the usual Windows thing: we upgraded and tried again. And now it all works, hurray.

Just to be sure, we recreated all of our windows installers (see below) so there should be no other problems, at least until Windows 8 is released.

File NameProduct CodeO/SEnvVerComment
mhdrg.exeCDLLwin32f29.1f29.1, new NSIS
mhmasksXX.exeWINMASKwin32all of them:
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, v3