Improvements to Zim heartbeat
- The Zim Thin Client and the associated server process “ping” each other at regular intervals to ensure that their connection is still alive;
- If the “ping” fails for 3 consecutive intervals, the client and agent processes will terminate;
- Because web-based connections can be less stable than a LAN connection, this feature helps to ensure your Zim server has not run out of available connections due to indefinitely waiting for a message from the client.
New configuration option: “Backscreen prompt no”
- With this configuration option enabled, when users log in to the database, they will have access to the Zim Thin Client backscreen prompt;
- This configuration option has been enhanced so that if a developer logs in to the database with the username ‘super’, this login supersedes this configuration option and the user will have access to the Zim command prompt;
- This configuration option can be found in the database configuration file (“zimconfig.zim”).
General improvements to the IDE
- The IDE is still in “developer preview” status, but due to customer feedback from the initial developer preview, there have been many improvements to the product;
TUI support in the Zim Thin Client
- General improvements to TUI support in the Zim Thin Client;
- The Zim Thin Client for Windows now supports TUI forms, so users can run a text based Linux application from this Windows client.
- The Zim Thin Client for Windows provides a direct connection to the Zim server process running on Linux, removing the need for a telnet/ssh connection. Also, there is no need to configure a .ztcap file.
Linux compatibility issues:
We recommend using ZIM with the following distributions, which have been thoroughly tested and are free of compatibility problems:
- Debian (6.0.5 and later);
- Suse Linux;
- We do not recommend using ZIM with other Linux distributions due to incompatibility issues;
- We will fix incompatibility problems in the upcoming builds of ZIM 8.21.