updated 11:00 am EDT, Mon June 12, 2006
Lasso Professional 8.5
OmniPilot has officially released Lasso Professional Server 8.5 (LP 8.5), the latest version of the company's Web scripting programming language. LP 8.5 offers Universal Binary support for native operation on Intel-based Macs; adds support for Web 2.0 techniques for modern dynamic web design; supports several native data sources including: Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, SQLite, ODBC, Filemaker and OpenBase; offers built-in LDAP integration; support native access to the OS shell; and offers enhanced email notification and site administration. LP 8.5 retails for $650, and upgrades start at $350. OmniPilot offers a free license of LP 8.5 to Premier Members of the Lasso Professional Alliance (LPA). OmniPilot also released Chart FX for Lasso, which enables developers to add graphically dynamic charts to their Web applications quickly and easily.
Chart FX for Lasso offers features such as borders, 2D & 3D, rotation & perspective, transparency & anti-aliasing, labeling, gradients, constants, series attributes, customized legends, and more. Chart FX for Lasso Developer is included free with Lasso Developer 8.5, which was also released today. Both applications allow developers to build and test dynamic Web applications with data visualization before investing in a server for deployment. In addition, the Chart FX Designer for Eclipse will be included within Lasso Studio for Eclipse, which will be released in the Summer of 2006 for $200. Chart FX for Lasso retails for $1000.