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What's Next for the VAST Platform?

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VAST Platform 2023 (12.0.0)

Coming Q1 2023
Unicode Examples

Deeper Unicode Integration

Unicode is being extended into various parts of VAST for greater multi-language capabilities

Windows 11 ARM Support

Use VAST natively on Windows® 11 ARM devices, like laptops and servers

3-Way Diff and Profiler Improvement

Enhancements are being made to existing tooling in VAST for a better user experience

MQTT Client

Get up-to-date MQTT communications protocol support for VAST, both v3 and v5


Get two-way communication between browsers and servers to enable high performing applications

Windows Table Widget
Common Control

New integrations with the CommonWidget layer as well as WindowBuilder and Abt Parts

Hi-DPI Improvements

Further enhancements to Hi-DPI support for Windows environments

NeoCSV, NeoJSON, STON Updates

Updated to their latest version and added integrated support for Unicode

Possible Features for Future Releases

Many of the below items were collected from the previous Instantiations survey, but if you were unable to participate or if a feature you want is missing, please contact us at:

Language & Runtime

  • Native Apple M1/Intel and macOS Support
  • Support for new processor architectures like RISC-V

Core Libraries

  • Tar archive stream support
  • Further Unicode integration

Development Tools

  • Enhanced remote debugging support for runtime images
  • Updated code change detection and merge engine

User Interface & Visuals

  • GTK for Linux
  • Updated GUI icons for the VAST IDE

Communications & Web Dev

  • gRPC and HTTP/2
  • Improved REST framework (with native SST classes)
  • HTTP/sst timeout (to replace whenTimeoutMilliseconds)
  • LSP support for connecting VAST to other dev environments like VS code
  • JOSE and JSON web tokens
  • Authorization/Authentication support (i.e. OAuth2.0, OpenID)
  • LDAP/LDAPS integration with Server Smalltalk


  • MySQL/MariaDB Support
  • NoSQL Support


  • Pending review...

Version Control

  • Further Git functionality in VAST environment


  • Packager enhancements to simplify deployment

Additional Libraries

  • Pending review...

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