SQL Packager 5.5 Released

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SQL Packager 5.5 Released

Postby Ben Adderson » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:14 am

SQL Packager 5.5 has been released and is now available for download.


This is a minor upgrade. The main new feature for SQL Packager 5.5 is:

Support for SQL Server 2008:

SQL Packager 5.5 is a minor release of SQL Packager, giving full support for SQL Server 2008. This support is based on the currently available release candidate. This version also adds better licensing handling, check for updates and installation experience.
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Postby Brian Donahue » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:28 pm

SQL Packager version history

SQL Packager 5.4 Minor release June 25, 2007
  • Moved to web-based help
Bug fixes:
  • None
SQL Packager 5.3 Minor release December 18, 2006
  • Support for Windows Vista
  • Installation can now run quietly
Bug fixes:
  • Improved support of non-compliant assemblies
  • Improved .NET2 Snapshots with XML Schema Collections
  • Improved Dependency calculating in Synchronization
  • Support for multiple column INCLUDEs in INDEX es
  • Improved support for Scripts created as Unicode when non-Latin collation
  • Improved support for Foreign keys (now recreated with SET NULL or SET DEFAULT)
SQL Packager 5.2 Minor release June 29, 2006
  • None
Bug fixes:
  • Updated help
  • Fixed problem when reading case-sensitive computed columns
  • Fixed scripting issue when attempting to revoke permissions on newly built function
  • Fixed "Specified Cast is not valid" exception when users do not have full permissions
  • Fixed problem where occasionally an "index outside the bounds of the array" exception was thrown when reading CLR objects
  • Fixed problem where if the “ignore constraint and index names” option was enabled objects could be missing from the synchronisation
  • Fixed problem where if a constraint’s object text was greater than 4000 characters a duplicate object would be detected.
  • TYPE COLUMN options now work correctly with varbinary(max)
  • Calls to sp_addrolemember are now unicode compliant
  • Context sensitive help nolonger throws an unhandled exception when running under .NET2
  • Fixed problem where SQL Compare attempted to generate XML indexes on SQL2000 databases
  • Fixed problem with UDTs and Indexed views
  • No longer attempts to do invalid casts of alias types
  • SQL Packager no longer includes data when the table schema is deselected
  • Indexed Views are now displayed correctly
  • Fixed problem when loading an old project, deselected tables were reselected
  • It is now possible to disable the "Include Indexed views" option
  • Added basic support for pre & post SQL scripts
SQL Packager 5.1 Minor release May 15, 2006
  • None
Bug fixes:
  • Problems reported since the original release
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