Triaster Product Release and Technical Update

Triaster Suite 12.4


Since the release of version 11.2 Triaster have moved to a system of more frequent software releases. This means that often a feature will be initially released and then developed further in subsequent releases. To enable you to keep track of this, we plan to send you regular updates on the latest features released and enhancements planned. We will also be including regular articles in the Connector and putting on regular events demonstrating our new features.

Triaster Suite 12.4. includes the following new functionality:

Triaster server

  • Automatic updates to properties file:

    As customers have started using the new alerts and approvals, we've been listening to the feedback from the initial users. Approvers, Authors and Business Functions can be added by the Library Administrator using the webbased Approval tool. However, for these to appear as drop-down lists in the Node properties dialogue, the properties.xml would have to be edited every time an Approver, for example, was added or deleted. It was obvious to us that this process was laborious and errorprone. To address the issue, a server-based copy of the properties.xml will be updated automatically whenever the Approvers, Authors or Functions are added or deleted. Ideally this central file would be referenced by all mappers; if this is not possible, the central version can be pushed out to local users.

  • Print Tool Options:

    The Print Tool currently produces an image of a map which can be printed with improved quality. We've now added a dialogue which enables you to choose the print size and orientation of this image. There are four options by default (A4 Portrait, A4 Landscape, A3 Portrait, A3 Landscape); more can be added as required.

  • Library/Site Level Documents: It is now possible to create a document repository for each site or library and have the document search limited to a single repository.

Process Navigator

  • End-to-End process diagram has moved on quite a bit since its initial release and is now fully available in Process Navigator. By breaking process libraries down into Process Islands (no Input or Output processes, but children are allowed), Process Chains (a set of linearly joined processes with just 1 Input and 1 Output, children are allowed) and Complex Flows (neither of the former, children are not included) the layout algorithms now work much more effectively.

    Process Islands

    Process Chains

    Complex Flow

    Performance has also improved considerably (roughly 3 times faster than previously), but file sizes can still grow large (well over 100MB on large process sets).
  • The Properties Dialog attributed to Hyperlink Circle feature is also included in 12.4. This enables Triaster's properties dialogue to be utilised on Hyperlink circles. As it is accessible from the Process Navigator menu, changes won't be needed to the Stencil. This development will enable Hyperlinks to have long urls and will also open up the mechanism to enable other shapes (e.g. Connectors) to have 'right click' properties capabilities in future.

How do I upgrade to the latest Software?

Process Navigator 12.4 is available for download from the Triaster Knowledge Base, Software Download page.

To obtain the password you are required to enter please e-mail or call Emily or Jo on +44 (0)870 402 1234.

If you need a reminder of your activation code, please also e-mail or call Emily or Jo on +44 (0)870 402 1234.

Upgrading your Library

At the time of any Library upgrade, we will install the latest software released. Therefore anyone on the list for upgrade to 11.2 will be automatically upgraded to the latest Triaster Server release (currently 12.4). (For a reminder of the functionality released in 11.2 please click here and 12.1 please click here.)

The Library upgrade process from software version 10.1 or earlier is a reasonably complex process, which is delivered free of charge by remote install (only) by Triaster for all Library customers.

If you haven't yet commenced the Library upgrade process, please e-mail or call Emily or Jo on +44 (0)870 402 1234. The lead time on upgrades is over three months. Please also be aware that there is a period of liaison and discussion regarding carry forward of customisations in respect of your current Library and integration with latest functionality.

If you have already been upgraded to your Library to version 11.2 or later, the upgrade to version 12.4 is much more straight forward, but does require some liaison. Please e-mail or call Emily or Jo on +44 (0)870 402 1234 to discuss.

To join the discussion please go to this LinkedIn thread.

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