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ECAP

Start testing new VAST features before their official release

What is ECAP?

ECAP is our "Early Customer Access Program."

Starting 2 to 3 months before Instantiations does a major release of the VAST Platform, we make an internal, pre-release[1] build of VAST available to our customers. 

The purpose of ECAP is to provide our users with the opportunity to test new features and provide feedback to our engineering team prior to the next release. 

Why participate in ECAP?

In short, it helps us improve VAST more quickly.

While we have extensive automated testing, some features require manual evaluation and a more "human touch", and that's why we'd like your help.

We encourage ECAP testers to share all their feedback and report any bugs that are encountered, so our engineers can make the upcoming release as fine-tuned and bug-free as possible.


[1] Pre-release versions are snapshots of internal builds that are a work-in-progress. They may, or may not, be fully functional and are not intended for use in production systems.

Get Started with ECAP

If you are a VAST Platform customer with an active support plan, you already have access to download ECAP pre-releases whenever they are available.

See Current ECAP  and Feedback & Bug Reporting sections below to get started.

If you are not a customer yet, we want to welcome you and ask that you check out the following links below to get started with VAST:

Current ECAP

VAST Platform 2022 (11.0.0) — Build 499

Released December 1, 2021 

This ECAP pre-release includes these new features:

  • Multi-Monitor Awareness
  • New Windows TableView (Windows Common Controls)
  • Asynchronous Streams Framework
  • Asynchronous Zones
  • Automated Build Support (ABS)
  • Expanded Tonel/Git Framework (1.4.9)
  • Updates to Seaside (3.4.5)
  • FTP/FTPS Client
  • OpenSSL 3.0 Support
  • Windows 11, Server 2022 Support

 

Notes:

  1. ECAP Distributions are "zero install" builds that do not make registry changes or other system modifications.

  2. See _USAGE.TXT in the ECAP Distribution for how to run the product.

  3. See _CHANGELOG.TXT in the ECAP Distribution for a listing of notable changes/limitations.

  4. See _VERSION.TXT in the ECAP Distribution for a listing of version information.

Downloads

Windows® Distribution (32 & 64-bit)
126 MB
DOWNLOAD ECAP
Linux® Distribution (32 & 64-bit)
128 MB
DOWNLOAD ECAP

Feedback & Bug Reporting

Submitting Feedback

To report an issue with an ECAP build, please email the following information to:
ecap-support@instantiations.com.

  • ECAP Build Number
  • Image Build Number (i.e. [System imageBuildNumber asString])
  • Operating System Name and Version
  • Impacts 32-bit, 64-bit, or both?
  • VA Debugger Stack Trace Attached (Yes/No)[1]
  • Description of the problem
  • Steps to reproduce the problem
  • Detailed error messages
  • Walkback logs and code samples if applicable
  • Include a "System Configuration Report" (Found in help menu in transcript)

[1] If applicable, select Stack or Copy Stack or Trace Text in the VAST Platform Debugger to generate the Stack Trace

Known Issues: Build 499

  • Multi Monitor Support: There may still be cases where certain windows are placed on the wrong screen. Please let us know if you see them!

  • Tonel: There is an error when exporting Tonel apps from the GUI (Application Manager)

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