Version 2.5 of the Inference Engine Component Suite updates the IECS for the latest and next generation versions of Delphi. It adds:
•.NET support! IECS now supports Delphi 2005/2006 VCL.NET. The Win32 and .NET versions are identical except that the .NET version does not have DB support, the User Function Wizard, and some minor miscellaneous functions.
•New Charting Components! The IECS now uses RiverSoftAVG's own Charting Component Suite for .NET and Win32. This solves problems with depending on TeeChart, which was a problem for .NET users especially but was also a problem for TeeChart Pro purchasers (which required a recompilation of the IECS). The RiverSoftAVG Charting Component Suite is free (to everyone) with source for non-commercial use. A Commercial use license is included free with all versions of IECS v2.5 users ($100 value).
•100% Object Pascal Code and 100% Managed Code in .NET
If you just used the IECS to create expert system files and did not write any code, you should be unaffected. The only changes that might affect you are event changes. A few event signatures were changed to reflect platform-neutral code (Win32 vs .NET).
If you have used previous versions of the IECS, please see Upgrading to v2.5 for more information.