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Main PROMOTIC versions overview

The following description provides information regarding the main PROMOTIC versions. There are some warning concerning the upgrades from lower to upper versions of the system, for example when some obsolete functions are no longer present in newer versions, or some OS support has been remowed, etc.

Upgrades from older PROMOTIC version to newer version are free of charge during the period of 10 years since the key has been created. For additional info see PmUpgrade and PmUpgrade10.

Version: PROMOTIC 9

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PROMOTIC 9.0 stable version 24.8.2021 PROMOTIC9.0.17


- This version has been released in: 2018
- This version is designed for folowing OS: OS Windows 10/8/7/2008-19Server
- The following is no longer supported: OS Windows XP/Vista/2003Server
- An upgrade (i.e. transition from older to newer version) to this version can be done only from the PROMOTIC 7.5 version. If the upgrade is needed to be done from older version, then it is necessary to go through the PROMOTIC 7.5 first.
- Main news and modifications:
- The development environment and runtime were separated into two individual programs.
- The application editor and the graphic panel editor were unified in the development environment. The graphics of the PmaPanel object can now be edited directly without the need to open another editor.
- The viewers of alarms/events are now available as graphic objects PmgAlarmStateViewer / PmgAlarmHistoryViewer / PmgEventViewer. It is now possible to completely adapt these viewers to application designer neeeds.
- The JavaScript language can now be used also in in the editor of Pma objects. It is now possible to create applications while using only a single language. The VBScript language is no longer needed.
- In order to increase the clarity of the system the application objects and graphic objects were renamed - now each object type has clear prefix:
- each application object has Pma prefix (for example the PmData object was renamed to PmaData)
- each graphic object has Pmg prefix (for example the PmiBar object was renamed to PmgBar)

Version: PROMOTIC 8

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PROMOTIC 8.3 stable version 2.7.2020 PROMOTIC8.3.32
PROMOTIC 8.2 stable version 19.11.2015 PROMOTIC8.2.23
PROMOTIC 8.1 stable version 24.07.2013 PROMOTIC8.1.13
PROMOTIC 8.0 stable version 19.09.2011 PROMOTIC8.0.13


- This version has been released in: 2009
- This version is designed for folowing OS: OS Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/Embedded/2003-12Server. For versions older than Pm8.2.0 installed on OS Windows 10 or OS Windows 8 it is necessary to complete Hardware (USB) licence key driver update.
- The following is no longer supported: OS Windows 98/Me/2000
- An upgrade (i.e. transition from older to newer version) to this version can be done only from the PROMOTIC 7.5 version. If the upgrade is needed to be done from older version, then it is necessary to go through the PROMOTIC 7.5 first.

Version: PROMOTIC 7

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PROMOTIC 7 stable version 28.06.2012 PROMOTIC7.5.7


- This version has been released in: 2006
- This version is designed for folowing OS: OS Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/Embedded/2003-12Server/98/Me
- The following is no longer supported: OS Windows 95/NT
- This version is available in two variations: for Unicode and ANSII. The ANSII variation is meaningful only for OS Windows 98/Me.
- When installing this version to OS Windows 2000 and higher system, Hardware (USB) licence key driver installation failure may occur. The fixing procedure is described in Known problems with the installation of the HW Key driver.
- This version uses the ne Microsoft graphic library (GdiPlus), that displays the texts a little bit wider. After upgrading from older PROMOTIC version it is possible that the size of some texts in graphic panels will be slightly different than before.


The PROMOTIC version 7.5 (no matter if 7.5.0 or higher) is very important because all currently running PROMOTIC applications (if the upgrade to the PROMOTIC 8 version is wanted) will have to go through this version first. The PROMOTIC version 8 is able to work only with applications, that went through the version PROMOTIC 7.5. The main reason is, that PROMOTIC version 8 no longer contains algorithms for transforming very old applications.
The PROMOTIC version 8 no longer supports some very old (not offered for a very long time) technologies. Therefore in this version 7.5, there is a new item "Warnings" in the INFO system, that is displaying warnings regarding the usage of obsolete components in current application.
One additional item that is no longer available since version PROMOTIC 8 is the "MDI type main window". The main reason for that is the fact, that using the PmaWorkspace object as a main window is positively much simpler, more general and practical than the "MDI window". If the application is using the "MDI" (all applications older than PROMOTIC 7), then this fact will also be highlighted in the "Warnings" item of the INFO system and the designer can simply transform his application in order to use the main window of the PmaWorkspace type.
Because the PROMOTIC version 8 no longer supports the obsolete saving formats, it is necessary for those who use Compound Pmg objects (these objects are saved in independent files with the extension *.pmi), to transform these objects into version PROMOTIC 7.5.

Version: PROMOTIC 6

- This version has been released in: 2002
- This version is designed for folowing OS: OS Windows XP/2000/NT/95/98/Me
- This version is available only in ANSII coding, the Unicode is not available.

Version: PROMOTIC 2000

- This version has been released in: 2000
- This version is designed for folowing OS: OS Windows 2000/NT/95/98/Me

Version: PROMOTIC 4

- This version has been released in: 1996
- This version is designed for folowing OS: OS Windows NT/95
- The following is no longer supported: DOS

Version: PROMOTIC DOS

- This version has been released in: 1991
- This version is designed for folowing OS: DOS
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