This morning we shipped a new release (v2.16.6) for the SDK for TASBooks (known as TASLink to developers, TASFlex to end-users) and it is now available for download. The main change is a new installation/setup program. Until now, you have had to install System Integration Manager (SIM), then use it to install and configure the SDK. It’s taken a long time to install, involved many clicks and much frustration all round.
However, all of this has now changed for the better.
As of this release, there is a single download and a simple installation routine. Simply download the setup file then choose the edition of the SDK to be installed. Wait approximately 30 seconds for the installation to finish. Finally launch the Control Centre shortcut from the desktop and configure.
Much more detail can be found in the installation guide available with the downloads. To confirm, this removes the dependency on the System Integration Manager (SIM) component. You’ll no longer need it. Hurrah!
- This version is not compatible and will not install on Windows XP computers. Ever.
- This release requires Microsoft .NET Framework v4.5 (you’ll most likely already have it but its a free download from Microsoft if not)
- To upgrade to this version requires a live (i.e. not lapsed) TASLink and/or TASFlex support contract