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Designer 4.7.2.0 released

Designer 4.7.2.0 released

https://dl.netiq.com/protected/Summary.jsp?buildid=DT5FrTmvClk~

https://www.netiq.com/documentation/identity-manager-47/releasenotes_idm472/data/releasenotes_idm472.html#whats-new

Support for Open Source JDK #
This release supports Azul Zulu OpenJDK 1.8.0_192. Azul Zulu OpenJDK replaces Oracle JRE.
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mjuricek1 Absent Member.
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Re: Designer 4.7.2.0 released

Hey, why has Micro Focus decided to use Azul Zulu OpenJDK? Is this somehow a preferred replacement versus the other available replacement options? Why?

Milan
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Re: Designer 4.7.2.0 released

mjuricek wrote:

> Hey, why has Micro Focus decided to use Azul Zulu OpenJDK? Is this
> somehow a preferred replacement versus the other available replacement
> options? Why?


Basically to avoid license cost, I would guess. Here's some background info:
https://www.azul.com/eliminating-java-update-confusion/
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Re: Designer 4.7.2.0 released

On 1/15/2019 5:54 AM, Lothar Haeger wrote:
> mjuricek wrote:
>
>> Hey, why has Micro Focus decided to use Azul Zulu OpenJDK? Is this
>> somehow a preferred replacement versus the other available replacement
>> options? Why?

>
> Basically to avoid license cost, I would guess. Here's some background info:
> https://www.azul.com/eliminating-java-update-confusion/


Ya, Oracle is changing it for everyone and Azul is the way MF is going.

Would it not be nice if all JVM's were compatible? Dream on.

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Re: Designer 4.7.2.0 released

Would it not be nice if all JVM's were compatible? Dream on.


O dreams, my dreams,
Where is your treasure? (A.S. Pushkin)
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Re: Designer 4.7.2.0 released

On 1/15/2019 10:14 AM, al b wrote:
>
>> Would it not be nice if all JVM's were compatible? Dream on.

>
> O dreams, my dreams,
> Where is your treasure? (A.S. Pushkin)


I was going to make a Russian joke about Pushkin, then realized I would
probably offend a bunch of people.

I know in Toronto the Pushkin school shut down (I knew where two
branches were).

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kbuley Absent Member.
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Re: Designer 4.7.2.0 released

On 1/15/2019 7:34 AM, kbuley wrote:
>
> al_b;2493571 Wrote:
>> Designer 4.7.2.0 released
>> https://www.netiq.com/documentation/identity-manager-47/releasenotes_idm472/data/releasenotes_idm472.html#whats-new
>>

>
> ... and still no git.


The GIT vs SVN vs any version control is probably one of the hardest
changes to make in Designer. Alas. Some of this, I think is how they
implemnted the SVN the first time, which is also the cause of some of
the memory issues. Alas. Keep on dreaming!

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Re: Designer 4.7.2.0 released

I wouldn't expect enterprise software to implement new features,
particularly major new features, in a service/support pack. As Geoffrey
mentions, it's a big problem to solve no matter when it is done. I've
ween 4.8 in comments here and there, so that's on a horizon somewhere.

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kbuley Absent Member.
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Re: Designer 4.7.2.0 released

I'm more making a jab than anything... I've been working with this product since about 3.7 and have been complaining about subversion the entire time.

It would at least be slightly more tolerable if I could use an external subversion tool, even... bogging down an 8 core, 16GB machine (w/ SSD) just for "check in" is unacceptable.
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Re: Designer 4.7.2.0 released

On 1/15/2019 3:16 PM, kbuley wrote:
>
> I'm more making a jab than anything... I've been working with this
> product since about 3.7 and have been complaining about subversion the
> entire time.
>
> It would at least be slightly more tolerable if I could use an external
> subversion tool, even... bogging down an 8 core, 16GB machine (w/ SSD)
> just for "check in" is unacceptable.


I hear your pain.

Side note: Is it actually using more than one thread for it? That would
be nice! I usually get 1 core running at 100% leaving my other core for
work.

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kbuley Absent Member.
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Re: Designer 4.7.2.0 released

geoffc;2493673 wrote:


I hear your pain.

Side note: Is it actually using more than one thread for it? That would
be nice! I usually get 1 core running at 100% leaving my other core for
work.


I've never bothered to check, actually. I'll make a point to pay attention... I usually just go for a walk.
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Re: Designer 4.7.2.0 released

On 1/14/2019 11:24 PM, al b wrote:
>
> Designer 4.7.2.0 released
>
> https://dl.netiq.com/protected/Summary.jsp?buildid=DT5FrTmvClk~
>
> https://www.netiq.com/documentation/identity-manager-47/releasenotes_idm472/data/releasenotes_idm472.html#whats-new
>
> *Support for Open Source JDK #*
> This release supports Azul Zulu OpenJDK 1.8.0_192. Azul Zulu OpenJDK
> replaces Oracle JRE.


Has any one seen a real performance drop, when starting up Designer, as
of 4.7.2? I did a fresh install, and it is REALLY slow to load.

I checked the hint Rick Moore had suggested years ago looking in one of
the ini files to ensure not every package is listed, and I do NOT have
that case.

Mine is taking like 5+ minutes to load. Once it is up, runs as before,
but startup is super slow.


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Re: Designer 4.7.2.0 released

I wonder if you watch the wire as it loads you might see one of those old
silly bugs where a DTD tries to be downloaded from Micro Focus, maybe even
something internal, and since you cannot do that your timeout needs to
lapse before anything actually happens.


sudo /usr/sbin/tcpdump -n -s 0 -v -w /tmp/designer-startup.cap


If that command does not work on your system, get a better OS, and in the
meantime Wireshark may be your friend.

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Re: Designer 4.7.2.0 released

Geoffrey Carman wrote:

> I checked the hint Rick Moore had suggested years ago looking in one of the
> ini files to ensure not every package is listed, and I do NOT have that case.


My 4.7.2 copy on Win10 starts up in 1:20.

I've seen that package list appear in
../configuration/org.eclipse.update/platform.xml (not an ini file) with almost
every Designer version up to and including 4.7.2. Whatever they did to fix it
was not complete. But it's easy to recognize: on the splash screen the features
are listed that are loaded, and if that includes driver package IDs you need to
clean up platform.xml.

Another cause of massive performance hits can be AV software. I always exclude
the Designer install folder *and* the workspace folder from on-access scanning.

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