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First multi MQ test version available

February 5th, 2016 1 comment

I have just uploaded the first test build of the multi MQ version of Message Manager. This version supports both SonicMQ and ActiveMQ.

Message Manager 3.0-SNAPSHOT

In order to use this application:

  1. Select the profile you want to use by clicking it in the list on the left
  2. Edit the profile by providing a name and set a classpath for your messaging system
    • for Sonic MQ 7.0 or later select any jar (for example sonic_Client.jar) in the MQ/lib directory and the other required jars will be selected automatically
    • for ActiveMQ 5.11 or later select the activemq-all jar file in your ActiveMQ installation
  3. Click the “Activate Profile” button in the lower right corner of the window

This version is a separate download and will not overwrite any of the other versions you may have installed. Please provide any and all feedback on issues or improvements in the comments or by filing an issue on Bitbucket.


New code signing certificate

December 9th, 2015 Comments off

Starting today, the nightly builds will be signed with a new certificate. This may cause a warning or prompt to reverify that you want to run software signed with the new certificate. The latest release build is still signed with the old certificate and will stay that way until the next release.


First Message Manager 3.0 Beta is available

February 14th, 2015 Comments off

I’ve been working on Message Manager 3.0, which will replace the 2.x branch Sonic Message Manager in time. This will be a separate download and will not automatically upgrade from 2.x versions for technical reasons. There are major changes in the application, but most of those are invisible to the users:

  • Internal refactoring that allows for a plugin system in the near future. It will be possible to create and install plugins for custom message formats, other messaging systems, new UI tabs and more.
  • Syntax highlighting XML editor/viewer
  • Faster download due to Pack200 compression, it’s now less than 3MB to download.
  • Java 6 is now required
  • Support for Sonic 6.1 was dropped
  • Support for Sonic 2015 was added

The first beta version of 3.0 is available for download here. These versions will automatically update to the latest code on a nightly basis and should be considered unstable.

The source code for this version is available on Bitbucket, please report any issues here.

Future versions of Message Manager 3.0 will no longer be specific to a particular version of Sonic MQ. At that time, you will have to download a new version of the application.