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CMicciche902
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Posted: Jan 03, 2019 @ 09:25 AM             Msg. 1 of 5
Dear Valued Partners,

We’re excited to announce GF API, the new GAIN Futures .NET API. In the near future, we will be distributing more information regarding the release.

We plan to offer GF API in the 2nd quarter of 2019. We will support the current OEC API and COM API throughout 2019. However, no additional development or updates will be released to OEC API or COM API and they will be decommissioned after 12 months from the release date. All new development and major updates will be released to our new GF API. A new COM API will be released following the release of the new GF API. For vendors who have written to us via FIX, the new GF API will not impact your application.
Chris M
CChen15
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Posted: Jan 03, 2019 @ 12:41 PM             Msg. 2 of 5
Re: Your post above and email info:
GAIN Futures Developer Notification

To whom it may concern,
This email serves as an announcement regarding our new Gain Futures API. In the near future, we will be distributing more information regarding the release. We plan to offer the new GF API in the 2nd quarter of 2019. We will support the current OEC API throughout 2019. However, no additional development or updates will be released to OEC API and we will decommission OEC API after 12 months from the release date. All new development and major updates will be released to our new GF API. For vendors who have written to us via FIX, the new GF API will not impact your application.

The new API will feature the following internal improvements as 80% of the code has been rewritten and restructured to modernize the codebase, improve its health, and support future growth for our systems:

Updated to .NET version 4.6.2
Improved developer experience
Public interface updated, organized, and clarified
Client can depend on interface library for reduced recompilation
Client can manage GAIN Futures server connections independently
Please be on the lookout for more details to come, and feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

GAIN Futures Client Services


Please, explain on the new GF API:

1. The minimum OS requirementst (as XP and 2003 Server)
2. COM ActiveX model support
3. Does "12 months from the release date" means the "last release date"

Thank you for support.
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CMicciche902
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Posted: Jan 03, 2019 @ 03:21 PM             Msg. 3 of 5
The GF API will be based on .NET 4.6.2. As a result, the following operating systems requirements may apply:

Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2

....and newer


Windows XP and Server 2003 will not be supported. Neither are supported by Microsoft and considered End-of-life.

COM API support will not be introduced in the first phase. You'll be able to use OEC API until the GF API offers support for COM.

The 12 month date is not necessarily a firm date. We will detail the timeline in the future as releases occur.
Chris M

Edited by CMicciche902 on Jan 04, 2019 12:00 PM
CChen15
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Posted: Jan 03, 2019 @ 04:54 PM             Msg. 4 of 5
Dear Chris,
thank you for prompt reply.

However, let me ask you additional questions re COM API:

* COM API support will not be introduced in the first phase.

It seems that the "first phase" and other possibles need to be more explained.


And in accordance on the:

* You'll be able to use OEC API until the GF API offers support for COM.

the next question arose:

Does OEC_COM_API_EOL and GF_COM_API_BOL will be overlapped on the timeline as:

----------|------------- OEC_COM_API_EOL --|
|-- GF_COM_API_BOL --------------|-->

or the ??? gap will be present:
-------------- OEC_COM_API_EOL --| ?????????? |-- GF_COM_API_BOL --->


And the next:

* You'll be able to use OEC API until ...
Do you mean OEC _COM_ API here?
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CMicciche902
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Posted: Jan 04, 2019 @ 11:57 AM             Msg. 5 of 5
You will be able to use OEC COM API while GF COM API is being developed. There will not be a gap in COM API coverage.
Chris M