A.06.31 Release Notes
The new Eloquence A.06.31 installation program for the 32bit Windows
platform is based on the Microsoft Windows Installer and thus complies to
the Microsoft Windows 2000 logo requirements.
It supports Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 as well as Windows 95/98/ME.
The Microsoft Windows Installer is a new system component initially
shipped with Windows 2000. It interoperates with so-called MSI files
which are actually databases holding all information about any installed
product. Therefore, the Windows Installer is always aware about all
installed software on the system and the several components installed
with any software. This makes it easy to keep the system in a clean
state. Additionally, the Windows Installer can take the necessary steps
to repair a particular installation or to uninstall a particular product.
Eloquence A.06.31 provides the eq63.msi file which holds the
installation database. The components to be installed are divided into
separate "cabinet" files which are laid-out in a compressed format.
The contents of the cabinets are listed below.
On Windows 2000, the eq63.msi file is sufficient to start the
installation: just double-click the eq63.msi file. There is no
need for a separate setup.exe program as with former
However, for Windows NT 4.0, Windows 95/98/ME, the appropriate
Windows Installer engine might not be present on your machine yet. For
this purpose we provide a setup.exe which first installs the
appropriate Windows Installer engine on your system and then launches the
Eloquence A.06.31 installation.
The Windows Installer engine for Windows NT 4.0 is contained in a file
named instmsiw.exe. The name of the file containing the engine for
Windows 95/98/ME is instmsia.exe. Both can be manually
started to install the appropriate engine on your system, but this is
normally done automatically by setup.exe for convenience.
Contents of the cabinet files
The cabinet files represent the different Eloquence A.06.31
components. Each cabinet is self-contained and can be selected during the
setup process if you choose a customized installation.
In a complete installation, the three client cabinets are installed as
well as the doc_html cabinet. On Windows 2000 or Windows NT, the server
cabinet is additionally installed. The manuals are not installed unless
you choose a customized installation and select them manually. The same
holds true for the TurboIMAGE compatibility API.
contains the runsrv32 and dlgsrv32 graphical user interface components
necessary to execute any local or remote GUI-enabled Eloquence
program. Such a program can conveniently be started with either the
eqstart or eqexec32 utilities which are both included as well.
This is the minimum client installation.
contains the eloqcore program which enables you to locally execute
your Eloquence programs. Additionally, the Eloquence configuration
utility is included. If your programs all reside on remote systems it
is not necessary to install this cabinet.
contains the Eloquence Integrated Development Environment (the IDE)
as well as the list and store utilities and all data base client
programs such as schema, dbcreate and dbimport. If you do not modify
your programs or data bases on the particular system it is not necessary
to install this cabinet.
contains the eloqdb6 data base server as well as the eloqsd daemon. If
the particular system runs Windows 2000 or NT and is intended to act
as a Eloquence data base and/or application server this cabinet must
contains the core on-line documentation and release notes and should be
installed along with the client_runtime and/or client_developer cabinet
contains the entire manual set in HTML format. Since these are a lot
of small files you should consider to install this cabinet in a central
location and integrate it into your intranet web server's document
contains the entire manual set in PDF format to be viewed with the
Adobe Acrobat Reader (TM) which is freely available
on the internet.
contains the TurboIMAGE compatibility library.
On Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0, please ensure you have
If you currently have a previous Eloquence A.06.30 release installed
please uninstall it first. Use the 'Add/Remove Programs' applet in the
Windows Control Panel to uninstall/remove a previous A.06.30 release.
If you have Eloquence A.06.00, A.06.10 or A.06.20 installed a prior
uninstallation is not necessary.
You should choose a customized installation and make sure you install
A.06.31 into your previous Eloquence installation directory.
In any case, your previous configuration files are not overwritten
by the Eloquence installation process.
Now start the setup.exe installation launcher program and
follow the installation instructions.
If you wonder if you should choose a complete or a custom
installation, please refer to the section "Contents of the cabinet
For a new installation or if upgrading from a Eloquence
version before A.06.30 a license key must be installed
in order to use the Eloquence server components on Windows 2000
or Windows NT 4.0.
If you upated from A.06.30 or already have a A.06.30 license key
no new license key is required.
During installation, a temporary license key is generated on demand
which is valid until 30 days after installation. Please visit the
Eloquence Web site at
for details about ordering a permanent Eloquence license key.
Your license file is located in the etc subdirectory of your
Eloquence installation, for example at
Please comment out the previous license key when adding the new A.06.30
license key to your license file. Otherwise the new license may not be
recognized and chklic might output the following messages:
A.06.20: Bad license key revision.
Duplicate sequence number: Ignoring license
If you're using the Eloquence Personal Edition, please use the
license template file license.sam, it contains an updated license
key for the Eloquence Personal Edition. The file is located in the etc
subdirectory of your Eloquence installation and should be copied into the
license file located in the same directory.