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What's Next for the VAST Platform?

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VAST Platform 2022 (11.0.0)

VAST 2022 coming in Q1 2022!
We've already slated the following features, but more may 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.

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.
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.

Updates to Seaside

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

Asynchronous Streams Framework

An asynchronous stream of data and/or events that can be used along with our futures/promises framework.

Asynchronous Zones

Control and monitor asynchronous activities and tasks within your program.

HTTP/2 Support

Utilize the latest client/server standards for the web for higher levels of performance.

Websockets

Get the next generation bi-directional communication technology for web applications.

gRPC

Get a new class of remote procedure calls enabled by HTTP/2 for greater productivity and development possibilities.

Automated Build Support (ABS)

Streamline your workflow and automate builds for regular and XD packaging.

FTP/FTPS Client

Access and transfer remote files natively from the VAST Platform.

Expanded Tonel Framework

Many new features, improvements, and fixes to Tonel tools for more Git-friendliness.

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)
  • LDAP/LDAPS integration with Server Smalltalk
  • 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

Discover new possibilities with VAST.

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