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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
Unicode Examples

Unicode, Version 15

Support for the latest version of Unicode

Windows 11 ARM Support

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

MQTT Client

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

3-Way Diff and Profiler Improvement

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

SUnit Enhancements

Improved and configurable logging capabilities

New LDAP Capabilities

Support for secure LDAP (LDAPS) and new results control options

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

  • Websockets
  • gRPC and HTTP/2
  • Improved REST framework (with native SST classes)
  • 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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