Latest Product & Component Updates

Contacting Reality Support:
If your require further information regarding the provided support of Reality please refer to the main Support page before contacting us.

Guide to accessing the links below... access each Reality Version and Component Update plus Installation Info File download by clicking on the corresponding bold <heading links> or, for issues with links in Browsers, right-click and use "save as". Example, for Reality Windows Updates this is the two links Windows xxbit Update and Installation Info File, make sure the saved file type extension is .rltyfx - For UNIX it's .tar.Z for SPs and .tar for any single updates.

Support Update Level

The Latest updates to be loaded for support requests to be progressed follow:

Reality V15.2 loads as a Service Pack onto V15.1 Systems

For details of the new features introduced refer to Reality V15.2 - Latest Features page

Latest Updates - Aug 30, 2017 (Service Pack SP#311)+See below *1

Please make sure you have loaded the Latest Service Pack before creating databases or updating existing ones with SYS-UPDATE, refer to the Installation Guides and to the FAQ: DBUPDATE MUST be run following loading patch updates...

Description of Recommended Updates For V15.2 - PDF File
Contains updates to #311 - Note: V15.1(below #200) and V15.2(from #200)

UNIX/Linux Update            Installation Info File
Solaris Custom  2.3             Replaces ISO delivery customisation, refer to [Components] tab.

Windows 64bit Update
Windows 32bit Update      Installation Info File
Use the Run as administrator Windows Command Prompt option, refer to above Info File.


*1 Important: In addition to the above Service Packs refer to the below: 

  1. Mar 31, 2017 - If Windows Systems do not have fix/update #120 installed, released on SP#136 in May 2015, you need to install the Service Packs above twice and then run DBUPDATE in each database.

enlightenedNext Service Pack Due, January 2018


V15.2 uses the same version key as for V15.1 - i.e. 80001510:000
For existing systems you only need to load the latest SP above.
For new system installs the following V15.1 ISO must be used, followed by the latest SP above.

V15.2 Production Released February 29, 2016, latest ISO Delivery is V15.1: Book#10381
The ISO delivery was updated Dec 18, 2014 to correct issues with loading the Documentation.
Book# as in root directory, in the file "version". Use the Contact us form to request access.

Important: Please read the Installation Info and Notes: as provided above.
For full installation details refer to the Documentation page, then browse or download to access the Installation Guides on the Docs home page.

 Select the required Component

Recent Updates:

DBO Language Servers
Java -  Aug 2016
.NET - Sep 2016

ODBC Drivers  - 2.5.9        Jul 2016
... WinSNI         - 2.6.3       Feb 2017

Unix-Connect  - 2.1.0.4     Apr 2016

For details of supported underlying host platforms refer to the Reality Host Platforms page.

DataBasic Objects (DBO) Language Servers
The following component updates are required in order to use the latest delivery. For further information refer to the Documentation, under Contents, then DataBasic Reference, DataBasic Objects.


Reality Java Language Server - RealJLS
Description: August 5, 2016 (V15.2 and above)
UNIX - tar file
Windows - ZIP file 
Note: Unzip the download from the above links, then unpack and refer to instructions in the included readme file.


Reality .NET Language Server - RealDNLS - EXPERIMENTAL
Description: September 20, 2016 (V15.2 and above)
Provide DataBasic programs with access to 32 bit and 64 bit .NET collection of class assemblies (DLLs) to create and access objects, their data and methods using an object orientated syntax.

RealDNLS 32 bit - V1.0.0.1
RealDNLS 64 bit - V1.0.0.1

To install download and run one of the above packages.
To uninstall go to 'Uninstall Programs' in the 'Control Panel'.



Please Contact us if interested in using these emerging new features.

The delivery is a zipped ISO image delivery for all platforms that can be burnt to a CD/DVD or accessed using a virtual drive. Refer to [ ISO/DVD Unpack ] and ISO Access Notes for Windows & UNIX platforms on the Installation... page. For full installation details refer to the Documentation, home page Installation Guides link, then External Components, Installation Guide.

For usage refer under External Interfaces in the Docs Contents section.

Incoming Web Services - V 1.0.2.2             Current Version
November 15, 2013

Incoming Web Services - V 1.0.0.2             Previous Version
December 13, 2007                                           (Only use if advised to)


Notes:

  1. To Install Reality Web Services on recent versions of Apache or Jetty, just copy the NorthgateWebServices folder into the webapps folder under either Tomcat or Jetty etc.
     
  2. Without commercial license keys this will run in a "data restricted" evaluation mode and data transfer is delayed. The commercial license is based on the amount of data transferred in a rolling twenty-four hour period.
     
  3. Outgoing Web Services are part of release V15.0 delivery and above.

 

Provides SQL/ODBC access for 32 bit or 64 bit applications on Windows or UNIX platforms. For full installation details refer to the Documentation, home page Installation Guides link, then External Components. Further driver and general information is under SQL for Reality in the Documentation Contents section.

These components provide both 32 and 64 bit ODBC drivers for use by 32 and 64 bit applications respectively, with installation supported on both 32 bit and 64 bit platforms.


Windows Platform


Installation for both the 32 and 64 bit drivers on both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows platforms.

The Windows SNI communications library components should already be installed.

ODBC Drivers 32/64 bit - Version 2.5.9   July 7, 2016


UNIX Platforms


(64 Bit Drivers)
ODBC Driver - Version 2.5.5.0    August 23, 2013
This driver is available for UNIX platforms with the 64 Bit UnixConnect 2.0.

(32 Bit Drivers)
ODBC Driver - Version 2.5.2.5    Feb 8, 2011

Important Note: ODBC driver 2.5.2.5 cannot be installed on a platform using the new UnixConnect 2.0 which is 64 bit, refer to 64 Bit UNIX Drivers above.

ODBC driver 2.5.2.5 is fully compatible with Reality V15.x provided it is installed on a platform using UnixConnect 1.5. 


Driver Managers


While we cannot recommend specific Driver Managers NIS/Reality have tested using 'Open' Libraries and Driver Manager from the unixODBC Project, version 2.3.1.
Refer to their website at: http://www.unixodbc.org/

Please contact us if you require further details.

Windows SNI, WinSNI, is used by Reality products such as SQL ODBC, RealLink and RealEdit.

Updated Feb 24, 2017

To upgrade to the most recent version of the Communications DLL download and execute WinSNI V2.6.3 and follow the prompts.

This installer provides both the 32 and 64 bit drivers and can be installed on both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows.

RealEdit - Version 1.3.2.0    Installation Info File    Windows only
Unzip the download from the above link and refer to the Info File.

Description: February 27, 2015
Reality program and data Windows GUI screen editor.
This is a new version for V15.1, refer to the Installation Info File link above for a list of new features.

For further information and full installation details to load into each database refer to the Documentation, home page Installation Guides link, then External Components, Installation Guide, under RealEdit.

Remote Tape Installer For Window 
Unzip the download from the above link and run the Setup.exe file.

Description: September 22, 2015 Windows only
This is a new InstallShield installation to resolve the issue running on 64 bit Reality Systems and also installs to windows_drive:\Realman\bin to match other non-Reality related installs.

The Remote Tape Server can be loaded onto any compatible Reality Host Platform. Reality does not need to be loaded in order for a System running Reality to be able to access tape units attached to remote Systems with the Remote Tape Server running. For further details refer to the Documentation under Installation Guides, External Components, Remote Tape Server.

Important Notes:
You need to remove the current version before loading newer.

The following assumes the required level of knowledge, either from support personnel or from VAR and customers support teams, if in any doubt contact your local support. For detailed information refer to UNIX-Connect in the Documentation Contents. Downloads named New Version are a complete new installation, for -Fix downloads these are update fixes applied to existing loaded versions, also refer to the specific Installation Info File below. To determine the current version of UNIX-Connect use cat /usr/RCS/Name.


You need to remove the current version before loading newer.
You should update to Version 2.1 unless advised by support personnel to use a Previous Version as listed below. Also refer to the ODBC Driver component for Version compatibility with UNIX-Connect.

UNIX-Connect - New Version                                       Version 2.1.0.4
Description: April 6, 2016.
For description refer to Installation Info File

UNIX-Connect - Includes Updates to 0002                  Version 2.1-Fix
Description: November 7, 2016. For installation on UNIX-Connect 2.1.
For description and full details of each update refer to
Installation Info File


Previous Versions
You should only load the below if advised by support personnel. You can determine the current Version by running:
more /usr/RCS/Name, which will return with the following line:
SW UNIX-Connect V1.5.0.0 (e.g. this is Version 1.5)

UNIX-Connect - Includes Updates to 0008                   Version 2.0-Fix
Description: May 15, 2015. For installation on UNIX-Connect 2.0.
For description and full details of each update refer to
Installation Info File

UNIX-Connect -  Includes Updates to 119                    Version 1.5-Fix
Description: April 15th, 2015. For installation on UNIX-Connect 1.5.
For description and full details of each update refer to
Installation Info File

UNIX-Connect -  Includes Updates to 102                    Version 1.4-Fix
Description: November 9, 2007. For installation on UNIX-Connect 1.4.
For description and full details of each update refer to 
Installation Info File 

Solaris Customisation Update 2.4          Installation Info file

Description: May 31, 2017
Required updates for Solaris 11 and above, but may also be used on Solaris 8, 9 and 10.

Further details are in the Documentation, use the Installation Guides link under Quick Links on its Home Page, then Solaris Systems, under Set-up before Installation in the UNIX Installation Guide.


Linux/AIX Customisation Update 2.4     Installation Info file

Description: June 14, 2017

Customisation for Linux 6 & 7 and for AIX. Includes both required and optional updates. The 'Installation Info file' contains details of updates available for the supported platforms.

Gateway & Heartbeat Update - 64Bit To Update 38 -  Fix Details
Description: November 07, 2016
New tar for use with V15.0 FailSafe  & above
Access the above .ISO file and refer to Docs, HeartBeat
Refer to Unix-Connect Component as 64Bit Version 2.1 or above is required.

Gateway & Heartbeat Update - 32Bit To Update 38 -  Fix Details
Description: March 13, 2009 - for use with V14.X FailSafe & below
Access the above tar and refer to the Fix Details above
 

Reality Heartbeat & Gateway Resilient options are for NPS controlled use only. For Transaction Logging, Twin FailSafe Systems and Tertiary Disaster Recovery refer to the Documentation Contents under Resilience.

Link to "End of Life" Release Statement page

Unsupported Releases - Final Updates


 

Important Note: Refer to the FAQ: DBUPDATE MUST be run following loading patch updates...


V15.1

Production Released September 30, 2013, latest V15.1 ISO Delivery: Book#10381

Final Updates - Mar 18, 2016 (Service Pack #170)

UNIX/Linux Update            Installation Info File
Solaris Custom  2.3             Replaces ISO delivery customisation, refer to [Components] tab.

Windows 64bit Update
Windows 32bit Update      Installation Info File

The ISO delivery was updated Dec 18, 2014 to correct issues with loading the Documentation.
Book# as in root directory, in file "version". Use the Contact us form to request access.


V15.0

Production Released 6th December 2012, latest V15.0 ISO Delivery: Book#10364.

Windows 64bit Update
Windows 32bit Update      Installation Info File

UNIX/Linux Update            Installation Info File 

Important Discreet Updates released since above...
#74 - Required after upgrading to prevent AFS OG items potentially producing format errors.
UNIX/Linux, Windows 64bit, Windows 32bit


V14.0

Production Released December 17, 2007, latest V14.0 ISO Delivery: Book#10315...
... as named in root directory, in file "version".

Last Updates - February 25, 2013 (End of Life 1st April, 2014)

Description of Recommended Updates For V14.0 - PDF File

Windows Update                Installation Info File                  Contains updates to #357

UNIX/Linux Update             Installation Info File                  Contains updates to #359 
Important: 
Mandatory Update#373      Loaded as above as a single fix .tar file  -  UNIX ONLY 


V14.2 - MultiValue Migration path to Reality

Last Updates & Documentation

Latest V14.2 ISO Delivery: Book #10363 - as named in root directory, in file "version".

Last Updates - January 16, 2014

The following is required to be loaded for any support requests to be progressed.

Description of Recommended Updates For V14.2 - PDF File  (Contains updates to #150)

Windows Platform            Installation Info File     ◄ Important Note: you must read
                                            The Info File contains loading issues and how to resolve.

UNIX Platform                     Installation Info File
 This file should be saved as V14_recfixes_latest.tar.Z (upper case .Z)
Important:
Mandatory Update#153     Loaded as above as a single .tar fix  -  UNIX ONLY 

For full installation details refer to the Documentation home page, as below, under Installation Guides link, then the Installation Guide for Reality on Windows or Reality on UNIX.

Documentation

Browse V14.2 On-Line Documentation V14.2, December 16, 2010
Download above as a Zip File - (HTML Files) 24MB

Note: Changes in the Chrome and IE browsers means you may find issues with accessing some pages. Such changes are beyond our control therefore please try another browser, install on a webserver, access from the Reality Website or use the V15 Documentation, as this clearly details new features for V15 and all other content will be relevant to V14.2 and have updated content. For IE version 10 you may also need to set IE9 compatibility mode or lower.

Also refer to the Reality Revision & Update Compatibility page. 


Looking for notes on installing, upgrading or transferring databases across host platforms?

Refer to General help with Reality Installation..

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