Clarion 9.1 Pre-Release

Today we are announcing  general availability of the 9.1 Pre-Release! While 9.1 is a minor version number change, it is a major change to the Clarion IDE and Runtime library. The 9.1 release has close to 300 changes/fixes and features, and has been through months of beta testing with close to 150 beta testers (nine alpha/beta releases, not counting this pre-release).

One of the most significant changes is the implementation of support for the Win8 API for accepting Touch input.  The Touch input support is built into the RTL, and requires
no changes to your code. When you rebuild your App with 9.1 your program is ready to accept and respond to Touch input on any Win8 device. The Touch support will continue to evolve as we get your feedback.

Another important feature is the new support for Registration-Free COM. This simply means that you can deploy your App that uses any COM controls without having to install and “register” the COM control.  More details here:

There are many other new features, from IDE enhancements to the new TopScan and TpsFix, as well as hundreds of important changes and fixes, and you can read the complete list here:

We strongly encourage you to get the new release and get to work with it. We’ll be following your feedback as we move to the official gold release of 9.1.

Note: The 9.1 release requires a one-time rebuild of all your Binaries (DLL and LIB). You need to download the 9.1 versions of any 3rd party addons that you use.