[ic] Interchange 5.5.3 released

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Sun May 18 03:16:38 UTC 2008

Interchange users,

The Interchange Development Group is pleased to announce the release of 
Interchange 5.5.3. We expect this to be the last development release on 
the road to Interchange 5.6.0. Please take a few minutes to download this 
development release, install it, test it, and report your experience 
(along with your operating system, CPU type, Perl version, database, etc.) 
to the interchange-users mailing list.

Make sure to read the UPGRADE document for information about upgrade 
procedures and incompatible changes introduced by this development 

Notable changes since Interchange 5.5.2:

* Added control of "upsert" behavior to the database abstraction layer.
   You can now require insert-only or update-only behavior, as well as
   upsert, which remains the default.

* Allow the table editor to use a different widget type when the data is
   empty, for example to show a date or time field when a value exists, but
   a data or time select box if not.

* Removed copied CPAN modules from the extra/ directory:

   Business::UPS - part of Bundle::InterchangeKitchenSink
   File::Spec - now distributed with Perl itself
   Tie::ShadowHash - part of Bundle::Interchange
   URI::URL - part of Bundle::Interchange

* Added a new tool "iclint" for quick-and-dirty ITL syntax checking.

The software and a more detailed change log are available here:


Cryptographic hashes for interchange-5.5.3.tar.bz2 are:

MD5: e33c504cdf9228060583c8769addbc84
SHA1: 67035a0f3c6563ada94273c2b55ed95281c9ac0e

Further information and links to documentation and the user discussion 
mailing list are at:


Jon Jensen
Interchange Development Group

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