This initial release is primarily designed to allow people to get familiar with CAL, the Gem Cutter and the ICE shell. This version does not yet include the Eclipse integration, nor the Java SDK that would allow full integration of Quark logic into Java applications. An update, to be delivered within a week or two, will provide both of these additional capabilities.
As well as the software download, we have made available two more documents:
- The Gem Cutter Manual: a beginner's guide to using the Gem Cutter and graphical language
- Effective CAL: a guide to best practices when programming in the CAL language
We would be very happy to receive comments or questions on our new discussion forum that is now live. This is linked to from the labs page (see above link).
P.S. Yes, we realise this was built and released on a Friday the 13th. All we can say is that we tested it and our computers failed to melt down as some might predict. While Business Objects offers no warrantees regarding this software we think you're probably safe giving it a go ;-)