Aabel NG is NOT an upgraded version of the legacy v3 product. NG2 is the second major version of an entirely new application:
The first major version of the new application was released in June 2014: For NG1 licenses, a major discount was offered to end-users of the legacy v3 product.
The second major version of the new application was released in February 2016, at which time the following information was announced:
- Important Note: Until May 31, 2016, a limited discount is available to the eligible Individual-User licensees of the legacy v3 product.
However, before considering to order a license of Aabel NG2, v5 x64, (i) review the information about Backward File Compatibility related to
32-bit legacy subsystems that are NOT available in 64-bit systems, and (ii) try the demo version of the current product.
- For information about the transformation leap from the legacy v3 product to Aabel NG, visit here.
- For information about Aabel NG2, v5 x64 NEW licenses, pricing, educational eligibility, software activation and license management, visit here.
Important Information About Backward File Compatibility Related to 32-Bit Legacy Subsystems
The v3 product is a 32-bit application; Aabel NG is 64-bit and hence cannot use Apple data structures and formats that have not been ported to 64-bit.
In summary, the implications are as follows:
- A feature of legacy v3, called database metaphor (i.e., a container that refers to a collection of worksheets), due to its dependency on Apple 32-bit subsystems, is not available in
the 64-bit version.
- While Aabel NG reads the worksheet files of v3, it will NOT be able to read the v3 viewer files, because the latter files have contents that require Apple 32-bit subsystems (which are NOT available in 64-bit).
- In v3, the System Alias Manager managed the connections between the graphs and their source worksheets. Due to unresolved issues of the Alias Manager, the continuation of its use was not sustainable.
In Aabel NG, the saved graphs are hot-linked to their source worksheets along paths defined at the time their pipelines are created.