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Moving from MII 12.2 to 14.0

Hi

We are planning to move from MII 12.2 to MII 14.0 version. I have couple of question regarding this migration.

1) We have some existing applet at 12.2 version. Will this be compatible with 14.0 version?

2) In case applets are not compatible with 14.0 version is it better to migrate these applet to UI5 components ?

3) Does MII 14.0 saves development time comparing to 12.2?

4) What are the advantages of UI5 components over applet?

Any help on this very much appreciated

Thanks

Shaji

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4 Answers

  • Best Answer
    Oct 14, 2014 at 05:44 AM

    Hi Shaji,

    Please find your answers respectively below:

    1. Applets would be compatible. No worries, you can even get applets from 11.5 version and those would be compatible with 14.0.

    2. As now there is no question of compatibility and you want to make a wise choice between Applet and UI5, consider the case. When you have client using IE8 and below, you should be using applets with the limitation that applets would be supported by some specific versions of JRE. If you are sure that your client won't use anything below IE8, go ahead with UI5 developments. Again, the decision should be a nice trade off between redevelopment effort and migration.

    There's nothing much on html side when you move applet based dev from 12.2 to 14.0, just that you might need to update project path as and where required.

    3. Nothing much can be said on development time, but ya there are some improvements and optimizations on how the suit performs.

    4. UI5 components as Anushree mentioned gives an excellent user experience. There are hell lot of controls that you can use to make you page highly interactive. Also, UI5 have an added advantage on mobile and tablets app developments due to better layout controls.

    Hope this helps.

    Warm Regards,

    Swaroop

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    Former Member
    Oct 13, 2014 at 01:01 PM

    Hi,

    About your questions:

    1) Yes. All MII 12.2 applets will run on 14.0

    2) Applets and UI5 run on 2 separate technologies. For UI5 to run you should have IE9 and above and certain libraries installed on your server. Applets on the other hand require only JRE installed on your client. However, due to latest security updates by Oracle you might face issues in running applets at client end.

    3) MII 14.0 has additional features over and above those of 12.2. Development time depends on how you have designed your solution not on specific MII version.

    4) UI5 has a faster rendering time and better in terms of visual appeal.

    Anushree

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    Former Member
    Oct 14, 2014 at 08:20 AM

    Hi Shaji,

    There is one more thing I would like to add. UI5 currently has iChart and iGrid equivalents of applets only. If you are looking for other visualizations, you will have to rely on applets.

    Regards,

    Anushree

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  • Oct 14, 2014 at 06:51 AM

    Hi Shaji,

    Please let me know what exactly are you looking at for migration.

    Thanks,

    Swaroop

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