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Below are the current Presto updates.

Current Release 8.1.0 (2019/04/10)

The current release is 8.1.0 for the server component and 8.1 r47866 for the PC component. If you are not on this release please contact Tech Support to get a copy.

Update Requirements

To upgrade to Presto 8.1 you need to be at version 4.5 or higher. When upgrading, log in to to review the Presto Upgraders Guide under Resources>Documentation>Presto. Note that the Upgrade Guide includes considerations for upgrading from version 4.5 or higher. If you are upgrading from an earlier version you need to also review the Upgrade Considerations sections in each of the intervening guides.

To verify your Presto release level:

  • Server (IBM i Component): Run the command DSPDTAARAXL_PRESTO/PR_GRLS
  • Designer (PC Component): Open the Presto Designer and select the Help/About Presto option.

If you are at an earlier release and wish to upgrade please contact Technical Support.

Presto 8.1 Updates

There are no updates for 8.1 at this time.

Presto 8.1 New Features 2019/04/10

  • Presto 8 now requires a new license key which you can generate from the download page.
  • Insights site usage and heat mapping utility is now available off the Presto Help>Insights Recordings menu.
  • Date and Time created are now available in the Spool File Viewer (Ctrl+Alt+P).
  • Ability to control accessibility by developers to Presto objects.
  • STRPCCMD now supports a Presto Apache server running under SSL.
  • Added the ability to specify decimal numbers for the step property of spinner elements.
  • Resolved issue where separate text fields were appended in a single span (PR-14373).
  • Resolved issue where Presto.Transform was overriding positional transformations below tables (PR-14348).
  • Addressed issue with CSRF attack message being displayed when it shouldn't be displayed (PR-14262).
  • Resolved issue where adjusting a JavaScript created DropDown List using the Visual Editor affected positioning (PR-14252).
  • Resolved issue where Protected fields were throwing off the cursor tab progression (PR-14246).
  • Resolved issue where Custom subfile flyouts were disappearing when hovering in 7.1 (PR-14245).
  • Addressed issue with AddKeyMap not working as expected (PR-14214).
  • Resolve issue with DropDownl Lists getting the modified flag when they shouldn't (PR-14208).
  • Resolved issue with elements below tables aligning differently in Chrome and IE using Pacific Skin (PR-14195).
  • Resolved odd screen detection subsequent to displaying separate windows (PR-14193).
  • Resolved issue where a window data would look differently when viewed a second time (PR-14153).
  • Resolved issue where Presto was rendering characters in the subfile screen in the wrong location (PR-14066).
  • Addressed issue where Kerberos user was not the profile set on the hub job (PR-14016).
  • Resolved issue where function keys were not displaying text when the separator was a hyphen (PR-13847).
  • Resolved issue where pasting lower case text into uppercase field did not change case (PR-13791).
  • Resolved issue where holding a key down continuously caused it to ignore maximum length limits (PR-13701).
  • Resolved issue where numeric fields wouldn't retain initial value when there was a leading space (PR-13682).
  • Resolved issue where disabling AdvanceCursor didn't disable auto tabbing (PR-13631).
  • Note: Exodus51 has been updated to Exodus55 since release 7.0. (Update your Start-up CL with STRSBS XL_EX55/EXODUS55)

Please visit the Presto New Features page to see an illustrated list of the most important new features, or visit the Presto Updates History page to review the changes in recent versions.

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