June 8, 2015

BASIS International Ltd releases BBj, the Barista Application Framework, and AddonSoftware by Barista version 15.01. This maintenance release incorporates all customer requested fixes listed in the Fixes file.



A number of new 16.0 preview features are incorporated into this release. Download 15.01 to try out these new 16.0 preview features.


Refer to the online readme, relnotes, and fixes files for additional details.

BBj BBj 16.0 Preview Features
  • BBjTabCloseEvent
    • Adds an optional close box to BBjTabCtrl tabs and provides the developer with a corresponding tab close event
  • BBjTabPopupEvent
    • Adds a new BBjTabCtrl event, similar to BBjPopupRequestEvent, that includes the tab index making it easy to add popup menus to BBjTabCtrl tabs
  • BBjDrawPanel API
    • Adds a new draw panel API, making it possible to interact with the draw panel via object syntax instead of mnemonics

 Development Tools

  • Eclipse BDT WindowBuilder
    • The 15.01 release includes significant updates to the Eclipse WindowBuilder plug-in to begin improving performance. To get these enhancements, you will need to install both the BBj 15.01 and the BDT 15.01 plug-ins. This version offers performance gains for users with large .arc files with multiple top level windows. Because of these changes, the View "BDT Navigator" is replaced by the BDT Explorer view; if you have a BDT Navigator open when you upgrade and restart, it will report that it cannot open again; simply close the BDT Navigator display. The BDT Explorer view enhances the information available about .arc files: .arc file nodes in the BDT Explorer can be expanded to show the list of Top Level Components (TLC) under it, and editing is now done on one TLC at a time by double-clicking the individual TLC

Application Building Blocks and Utilities

  • Trace Utility
    • Adds bbtrace.bbj to the BBj utilities set for easy integration of starting, stopping and showing a trace
BBj AddonSoftware 16.0 Preview Features


  • Jasper Purchase Order
    • Converted the Purchase Order from a BBjForm-based document to a Jasper report and interfaced it with Report Control. This change provides a modern, more professional document that is easier to edit
  • Enhance the Addon Install and Upgrade Wizard (AIUW) to automatically suggest an alternate version-specific data location for the upgraded files to avoid accidentally doing an 'in-place' update and to facilitate testing
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