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What's Next for the VAST Platform?

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VAST Platform 2021 (10.0.1)

Coming Mid-April 2021

Virtual machine performance improvements, fixes to sockets and packaging, and other minor features/enhancements.
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VAST Platform 2022 (11.0.0)

VAST 2022 coming in Q4 2021!
We've already slated the following features, but more will be added:

New Windows TableView

Implementation of the Windows Table Control for a native look in VAST that provides a great looking widget for row and column data.

ECAP Coming Mid-Year 2021

ARM Processor Support
32 & 64-bit with JIT

Current internal builds are already running well on both cloud-based processors like Amazon AWS' Graviton2 and small, single board computers like the Raspberry Pi Zero, Pi 3, and Pi 4.

ECAP Coming Mid-Year 2021
Unicode graphic example using various Unicode characters

Unicode Support Framework

Internationalization with new classes in VAST to provide first-class Unicode support and a comprehensive solution.

ECAP Coming October 2021

Updates to Seaside

Update to the latest version of Seaside to provide richer web framework capability. Additional community coding work to facilitate easier porting of future versions.

Possible Features for Future Releases:

Platform

  • Enhanced filesystem API

Core Libraries

  • Cryptographic Callbacks
  • Tar archive stream support

Communications

  • JOSE and JSON web tokens
  • Authorization/Authentication support (i.e. OAuth2.0, OpenID)
  • FTP/FTPS client
  • LDAP/LDAPS integration with Server Smalltalk
  • HTTP/2 support
  • Web services tooling improvements
  • Validating XML parser
  • MySQL/MariaDB Support
  • NoSQL Support

Version Control

  • ENVY WAN improvements

Development Tools

  • Enhanced Remote Debugging support for runtime images
  • Revamped Changes Browser
  • New Code Merge Engine
  • Enhanced IC for better memory sharing
  • Packager enhancements to simplify deployment
  • KES/Stats Tool

Look and Feel

  • Gtk for Linux
  • WidgetKit/Business Graphics 64-bit

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