4D Version numbers:
4D releases new versions with version numbers consisting of two groups of numbers separated by a dot. For example, the current version of 4D is 19.6
The first number before the dot represents the major release version, which generally includes significant new features and improvements. The second number after the dot represents minor releases, which often includes bug fixes and minor feature enhancements.
- Major Upgrade – When 4D releases a major upgrade, the first number in the version number will be incremented. For example, if the current version is 18.x, the next major upgrade will be version 19.x.
- Incremental Upgrade – When incremental upgrades are released the second number an updated release, will also increase.
- Examples – Examples of incremental upgrades include version 19.0 to version 19.1, and then to version 19.2. The current release by 4D at the time of writing this document is version 19.6.
- There are also two groups of numbers after the 4D version numbers making for a total of 4 groups of numbers separated by 3 dots. w.x.y.zz.
- Where w is 4D’s version number currently 19.
- Where x is 4D’s build or release number currently 6
- Where y is SapphireOne’s release number currently 0
- Where zz is SapphireOne build number. (This can get quite high at times and is currently 22).
- For this release of 4D, for example v19.6 the build numbers from SapphireOne will be v188.8.131.52
- 4D version 19.6 and SapphireOne release 0.22
4D Version Upgrades
4D Version releases and unpacked file/folder names.
From time-to-time 4D release a new version. A new version which will go from 18.0, 19.0 currently and 20.0 in future. They do also release incremental upgrades from 19.0 to 19.1 to 19.3 and so on.
For a MacOSX once the zip file is un-packed the main folder is named SapphireOne18.4 Server.app
For a Windows once the zip file is un-packed main folder is named SapphireOne18.4 Server
For Mac OSX, upgrading 4D versions typically requires downloading a 450 to 500MB zip file from the SapphireOne File Station. After downloading and unzipping the file, the entire SapphireOne 19.6 Server app/folder should be copied into the SapphireOne folder in the Mac Applications folder. It’s important to note that the Mac system will not display the contents of this folder/app, so users must right-click on it and select Show Contents to view the contents.
For Windows, these upgrades will also require the downloading of about 450 to 500Mb of data from the SapphireOne File Station. Once the file has been downloaded unzip it. After downloading and unzipping the file, the entire SapphireOne 19.6 Server folder should be copied into the SapphireOne folder in the SapphireOne folder in the Program Files folder. This folder is displayed in its entirety and may be examined without resorting to a right click as on the Mac.
We have observed that the top folder structure in the Windows zip file may vary based on the version and the unzipping tool used. In some cases, an additional folder above the required folder may be present. To ensure the correct installation, always select the folder named SapphireOne19.X Server and copy and paste it to the desired location on your hard drive
Extended documentation for folder, file and graphical layouts for both Mac and Window may be read by going to this article here. There are slight differences in the manner that these platforms display files and folders.