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AquaCalc DataLink 4 BETA version

Would you like to help us test a pre-release “BETA” version of DataLink 4? This version will have the latest features, but has not been fully tested.

What is BETA software?

Before we release software for everyone to use, we first test the software in-house here at JBS. This is called “Alpha” testing. We then ask customers to test the software to find problems that we didn't find. This is called “Beta” testing. Finally, we release the software to the public. This is called a “Full Release”, as is available here on the DataLink Install page.

If you would like to help us test the next release of DataLink you can install it from our website. DataLink needs several components provided by Microsoft. If you do not already have these components, the setup program will download and install them automatically. This method uses Microsoft’s Click-Once deployment technology and allows automatic updates from our website.

Note: This BETA version includes significant changes, affecting how the program is updated. Existing users with a previous BETA version will need to re-install DataLink BETA from this page in order to have new prerequisites installed.

Click Here to Install Beta Release version of DataLink 4

When asked if you want to Run or Save the “setup.exe” file, select Run (or save the file and then run it).

The following prerequisites are required:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Installer 4.5
  • Microsoft® System CLR Types for SQL Server® 2012 (x86)
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime

Note that the help files in the beta version may not be complete.

Beta Tester Responsibility

A beta tester's responsibilities include communicating with JBS whenever you have a question about how the AquaCalc works or if something isn't working like you expect it to. This helps us improve the user experience. Don't be shy, tell us what’s wrong and tell us what you want.

 

Greg Ruszovan
AquaCalc LLC / JBS Instruments
(916) 372-0534
greg@aquacalc.com
 

Version 4.1.0 Released 02/28/2017

This is a new version! If you already have DataLink 3 installed you will need to install DataLink 4 from the website.  We have updated the development environment to accommodate a change by Microsoft requiring a new Digital Signature using the SHA256RSA algorithm. See below.

  • Changed ownership and copyright to AquaCalc LLC / JBS Instruments.
  • Fixed error when opening an output file in the AquaCalc Analyzer in Excel 2013 and later.
  • Fixed graphing error for Discharge in the Section Explorer preview graph that incorrectly plotted vertical discharge instead of vertical discharge percent.
  • Updated Digital Signature of signed code. A digital signature is used to sign the ClickOnce install utility and the AquaCalc DataLink "exe" (executable file).
    • Addressed multiple serious issues resulting from the expiration and change in the JBS “Signing Certificate”. This includes:
      • Changed programming platform from Visual Studio 2010 to Visual Studio 2012. This Included a change to the prerequisites (supporting Microsoft files). The following prerequisites are now required and may need to be automatically installed by the Setup routine:
        • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (x86 and x64)
        • Windows Installer 4.5
        • Microsoft® System CLR Types for SQL Server® 2012 (x86)
        • Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime
      • These changes will affect the Microsoft Click Once update process that DataLink uses.
  • AquaCalc Pro Plus firmware version 2.3.3 BETA released to beta. (Beta firmware is still in testing, do not install without contacting manufacturer. This firmware:
    • Adds Bluetooth functionality to an AquaCalc Pro Plus with the optional Bluetooth module installed.

 Version 4.0.x BETA Released 3/23/2016

Changes:

  • Fixed error when opening an output file in the AquaCalc Analyzer in Excel 2013 and later.
  • Updated Digital Signature of signed code. A digital signature is used to sign the ClickOnce install utility and the AquaCalc DataLink "exe" (executable file).AquaCalc Pro Plus firmware version 2.3.3 BETA released to beta. (Beta firmware is still in testing, do not install without contacting manufacturer. This firmware:
  • Adds Bluetooth functionality to an AquaCalc Pro Plus with the optional Bluetooth module installed.
  • Addressed multiple serious issues resulting from the expiration and change in the JBS “Signing Certificate”. This includes:
    • Changed programming platform from Visual Studio 2010 to Visual Studio 2012. This Included a change to the prerequisites (supporting Microsoft files)
    • The following prerequisites are now required:
      • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (x86 and x64)
      • Microsoft® System CLR Types for SQL Server® 2012 (x86)
      • Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime
  • These changes will affect the Microsoft Click Once update process that DataLink uses.

If you are already a Beta Tester, you will need to reinstall from this page.

We apologize for any trouble this may cause.

Click for Full DataLink BETA version Release Notes

 

 AquaCalc DataLink BETA CD Setup files are not available at this time.

 

AquaCalc LLC. West Coast Office - 311 D Street West Sacramento, CA 95605
phone (916) 372-0534 fax (916) 372-1624 E-mail: sales@aquacalc.com

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