ActiveState Platform Changelog

April 2019

  • You can rename your projects in the project Settings tab.
  • You can create your own customized ActivePerl distributions on Linux.

    Customized ActivePerl project

    Download customized build

  • For ActivePerl projects, you can search by either package name or module name. For example, you can search for mysql and locate packages that include this search term in their name, or you can enter the DateTime::Format::MySQL to locate the exact package you need based on the module name.

    Perl package search

  • You’re sent directly to the Build tab your new project when you create a copy of a project, or a fork, from the downloads page.

  • Installer files are clearly differentiated from other files you can download from the Project > Builds tab.

March 2019

  • Fork Community Editions of ActivePython 3.6.6 and ActivePerl 5.26.3 directly from the downloads page.

    Fork Python

  • First release of the state tool, a command line interface for interacting with the ActiveState Platform and setting up projects in a local virtual environment.

  • Copying, or forking, projects supported. For all projects, forking a project enables you to track updates to the project. For example, when ActiveState updates a managed project, such as ActivePerl-5.24, the changes including bug fixes and updated packages will be automatically available in your forked project. Currently, you can fork and modify two ActiveState Community Edition projects and add or remove packages, and then create your own custom distributions. This is a beta feature available now for ActivePython 3.6.6 and ActivePerl 5.26.3 on Linux.

  • All users are now able to create and build projects.

  • Recommended languages and platforms for creating builds are highlighted. Builds of projects created for Python 3.6.6 on Linux are the most likely to succeed.

  • Build catalog increased to over 400 Python packages.

February 2019

  • ActivePython 3.7.0 and 3.7.1 custom builds supported.
  • Build catalog increased to over 300 Python packages available for selection.
  • Dashboard Latest Activity now shows the 20 most recent activities.

January 2019

  • Improved experience of creating a build by simplifying some of the language & platform options as well as guiding the user through the flow of getting to their first build.
  • Our beta functionality of being able to make your own language builds are available for Python 2.7, 3.5 and 3.6 on Linux 64 (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, and most other flavors using Glibc 2.12).

December 2018

  • Komodo IDE integrated into the platform.

July 2018

  • Display releases sorted by date and name (instead of just date)
  • Organization pages indicate if logged-in user is an owner
  • Resolves issues with Internet Explorer 11

June 2018

  • Added chat option for support.
  • Improvements to invite process including notifying users when they are made the Owner of an organization.
  • Improvements to security scanning.
  • Track the user that created a project.
  • Treat project names as case-insensitive.

May 2018

  • Improvements for the project display on the Dashboard with support for distributions, releases, and download formats.
  • Show pending invitations on organization member list page.
  • Allow organization owners to re-send or delete pending invitations.
  • Allow organization owners to send invitations where new member will also be made an organization owner.
  • Updates to create account workflow
  • Adds Forgot Password option to sign in page
  • Organization invite page shows pending invitations for owners
  • Fixes to ensure that stale pages are not retained in the browser cache
  • Fix to sort Recent Activity by most recent activities

April 2018

This update includes the following changes:

  • User accounts: You can create and manage preferences for your account.
  • Invites: You can invite other users to join your organization if you are an owner.
  • Organizations: You can manage users that belong to your organizations.
  • Two Factor Authentication: You can enable two factor authentication for enhanced security for your account by using the Google Authenticator.
  • Upgrade Security & Compliance scan agent to work with new site and API