Eloquence B.07.00 adds substantial database improvements including
support of database restructuring and performance enhancements,
an enhanced version of the JDLG Java based GUI and the WebDLG web
based user interface, updated support for recent Linux distributions
and support for the Intel Itanium architecture.
Eloquence B.07.00 includes a fully integrated and improved TurboIMAGE
compatibility extension which delivers outstanding compatibility
to the TurboIMAGE database used with the HP e3000 applications.
The Eloquence B.07.00 JDLG and WebDLG components are released
separately after the B.07.00 release and come with their own
At this point, updated Eloquence documentation besides the release
notes is not yet available.
Updated manuals will be released separately after the B.07.00 release.
HP Eloquence is now Eloquence
Marxmeier Software AG is pleased to announce that it has
acquired the HP Eloquence product from Hewlett-Packard.
Marxmeier Software AG is fully committed to continue and
further develop Eloquence in the years ahead and provide
support for current and previous Eloquence releases.
Please refer to the Eloquence
transition document for more information.
Eloquence B.07.00 release
The following substential changes are implemented with the B.07.00 release:
- Eloquence ported to Itanium
Eloquence B.07.00 is available for the Itanium (IA-64) architecture
- TurboIMAGE compatibility
TurboIMAGE compatibility extension
(IMAGE3K) has been enhanced substantially.
It implements a HP e3000 TurboIMAGE compatible interface for the
Eloquence database. The IMAGE3K extension allows porting of HPe3000
IMAGE based applications to Eloquence with no or only minor source
- Database enhancements
Eloquence B.07.00 provides improved database functionality
- Database performance enhancements
The B.07.00 database server reduces the number of write
requests to the transaction log volume by bundling them to a
single request whenever possible.
This can result in significantly improved write performance compared
to the A.06.31 eloqdb6. During write operations such as DBPUT or
DBUPDATE the performance gains can be up to 25%.
- Forward-logging functionality
The forward-logging functionality provides additional protection against
system failure and speeds up recovery in case of a fatal problem.
Forward-logging retains a log of all changes since the last backup.
In case of a system failure those changes may be re-applied to the
last backup, thus ensuring that no data is lost
and database integrity is maintained.
- Improved dbutil utility
The dbutil utility has been changed substantially. It provides an
interactive user interface to allow easy management of database
security options and database properties.
The dbutil scripting abilities have been improved to support
database structural maintenance and other administrative
- Increased database (schema) limits
The database limits have been modified to follow or extend the
current TurboIMAGE limits.
- Native support of TurboIMAGE item types
The items types supported by TurboIMAGE on the HP3000 are now
- Default database server and user can be specified in
The EQ_DBSERVER, EQ_DBUSER and EQ_DBPASSWORD environment variables
can be used to specify the default database server, user and password.
- Enhanced QUERY version
The Eloquence QUERY application has been improved to support
the new database limits and item types. In addition a number
of general improvements and bug fixes were implemented.
- New HP-UX and Linux start/shutdown scripts
Eloquence B.07.00 on HP-UX and Linux includes improved startup/shutdown
scripts which support maintaining multiple eloqdb6 instances.
- New Linux glibc2.2 and Red Hat Linux 8.0 builds
Eloquence B.07.00 includes the new Linux glibc2.2 and
Red Hat Linux 8.0 builds.
The glibc2.2 build is required for recent Linux distributions.
- Fixed problems and changes
- Database specific changes and fixed problems
- TurboIMAGE specific changes and fixed problems
- Known problems and limitations
When installing Eloquence please check the Eloquence
web site for recent patches.
Please report any comments, suggestions or problems to the
(send an email message to
firstname.lastname@example.org or use
Form on the Eloquence web site.)