Installation packages for ooDialog 4.2.1 release candidate are now available on SourceForge at:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/oorexx/files/ooDialog/4.2.1.release.candidate/?

ooDialog 4.2.1 is a bug fix and enhancement release.  The Release Notes and the ReadMe file that displays on the SourceForge download page contain a list of the bug fixes and enhancements in 4.2.1.

Users of ooDialog should test the release candidate and report bugs or other problems through the ooRexx SourceForge tracker for bugs:

https://sourceforge.net/p/oorexx/bugs/?source=navbar

No bugs have been reported in the beta for several weeks, so it is anticipated that the official ooDialog 4.2.1 release will be done shortly.  This is your final chance to report any bugs.

Beginning with the release of ooDialog 4.2.0, the installation of ooDialog has been decoupled from the interpreter.  ooDialog 4.2.1 installs over the top of any ooRexx installation.  It replaces the version of ooDialog in the ooRexx installation with ooDialog 4.2.1.

This type of ooDialog installation is called an "independent" ooDialog installation to indicate the ooDialog installation is independent of an ooRexx installation and, to a degree, the version of ooRexx installed.

ooDialog 4.2.1 requires a minimum ooRexx version of 4.1.0 to be installed on the target computer.

Installation is simple, done through a typical Windows installer.  Pick the installation package that matches the bitness of the ooRexx installation.  I.e., a 32-bit package for a 32-bit ooRexx and a 64-bit package for a 64-bit ooRexx.  Note that the bitness of the operating system is not relevant here.  If you have installed a 32-bit ooRexx on a Windows 64-bit system, you must install a 32-bit ooDialog.

The installer will detect the installed ooRexx, location, and version.  If the ooRexx version is less than 4.1.0, or if there is no installed ooRexx, the installer will abort with a message explaining the problem.  Otherwise the installer will replace the current ooDialog with ooDialog 4.2.1.

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Mark Miesfeld for the ooRexx Development Team