I am looking for a simple answer:) a few key points. My organization is using Exor 4.7 and we need to upgrade ... Thank you for your help.
By "AWS" you probably mean AssetWise Linear Referencing Services (AWLRS to its friends). At Exor 47 AWLRS is an additional browser-based map UI for querying and maintaining network and asset data in the Exor database. It is intended initially as a substitute for Spatial Manager (SM), but at Exor 4.7 you can use both. The big technical difference is that AWLRS does not require any GIS software to be installed on the user's desktop. It is browser based and uses the Open Source MapServer map rendering engine.
At Exor 4.8, which is just being released now, AWLRS takes over from SM as the map-based User Interface. At 4.8, AWLRS also provides a browser based alternative to the old Exor forms, which are based on Oracle Forms technology and require JRE to be installed on users' desktops. All the old forms are still there, so at Exor 4.8 you can use both.
In the future the AWLRS user interface will completely replace the old, pre-Exor 4.7 UI. The database back end remains essentially the same through all this, apart from ongoing bug fixes and enhancements. And we're looking at supporting SQL/Server as well as Oracle.
Thank you Marc. Just to clarify. At Exor 4.8 all old forms (Oracle) forms and AWLRS (already 'converted' forms) are available. User can use both? If Yes, how many of Exor form are there? Can I have a list? How many of them are in AWLRS 1.2 ?
One more question, Can you upgrade Exor 4.7 to AWLRS 1.2 directly?
Your first question, the number of new AWLRS configuration forms, is a moving target, because we keep adding new ones. At 1.2.10 there are 19. Our plan is to replace 100% of the form functionality before we release AWLRS 1.3.
Here's a screen capture of an early test version of AWLRS 1.2.10. You can see that forms have more or less the same names as they have in the Oracle forms.
I'm not sure that I understand the upgrade question. You can upgrade from Exor 4700 and AWLRS 1.1 to Exor 4800 and AWLRS 1.2. You have to upgrade both at the same time because AWLRS 1.1 only works with Exor 4700 and AWLRS 1.2 only works with Exor 4800.
Thank you Marc. It was a typo:( what I wanted ask is; Can you upgrade Exor 4700 and AWLRS 1.1 to AWLRS 1.3 directly?
Hi again Bozena.
I don't really know the answer to that, and neither does anyone else because we have barely started work on the 1.3 release. As a rule, you do have to run the base level of the previous major release in before you can upgrade to the next version, so doing this becomes part of the upgrade.