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AmiBroker 4.90.4 maintenance release

A new maintenance update (4.90.4) of AmiBroker official version has just been published.

It is available to everyone in the following locations:

FULL SETUP (the program, plugins, help files and sample database):
http://www.amibroker.com/bin/AmiBroker490.exe
(File size: 6,626,832 bytes, 6MB)

UPGRADE SETUP (the program, plugins and help files)
http://www.amibroker.com/bin/AmiBroker490up.exe
(File size: 5,680,664 bytes, 5MB)

The CHANGE LOG is included in the Release Notes file:
AmiBroker 4.90.4 Release Notes

There are following changes and bug fixes were added as compared with 4.90.3 release:

  1. PointValue is now automatically set to 1 if FuturesMode is NOT enabled for given backtest (pre-4.90 behaviour)
  2. Fixed crash @040ecde occuring when user incorrectly specifed NULL as a plot color (FC#: 848)
  3. Fixed problem with data tips non displaying under some rare circumstances(FC#: 844)
  4. Fixed problem with loading layout that referenced non-existing symbol
  5. Max Title len increased to 9K characters (FC#: 534)
  6. Changes made to color/Thickness/Style of LOCKED studies is saved now even if position did not change (FC#: 846)
  7. Ticker bar now only needs pressing ESC once to lose focus (FC#: 842)

The INSTRUCTIONS can be found after installation in the User’s Guide (press F1 from AmiBroker). Users of previous versions should read “Information for users of previous versions” section of the User’s Guide.

IMPORTANT:

  1. If you are using Windows Vista you should run FULL setup, as only full setup registers OLE automation servers on Vista.
  2. This setup already includes newest AmiQuote 1.94 so there is no need to install it separately.
  3. If you are using Firewall you may need to check if it did not block Broker.EXE file after upgrade. (It happened to some users that firewall blocked AmiBroker after upgrade and they could not connect to RT data sources)
  4. For those who don’t read release notes or instructions – you should really read them, but in case you ‘forgot’ here is one important note for you:
    Window->New and Window->New Linked menus have been moved to File-> New->Default Chart and File->New->Linked Chart menus.

Houston conference – mission completed :-)

I really enjoyed 2007 AmiBroker conference in Houston organized by FTMonitor. Great atmosphere, great people, valuable presentations, lots of good ideas floating around. Not to forget a couple of decent restaurants we visited :-). Thank you to all participants and speakers and big thanks to Richard for organization of this event.

Check out soon ftmonitor.com site for Camtasia recordings of all presentations.

AmiBroker.com’s own presentation in PowerPoint format is available for download here: New features in AmiBroker 4.90.

IQFeed plugin 1.8.0

A new release (v1.8.0) of IQFeed plugin is available now for download from:

http://www.amibroker.com/bin/IQFeed1800.exe

CHANGES (as compared to 1.7.0):

  1. updated to support new IQFeed API 4.2.0.7 (download here)
  2. support for long intraday backfills (8+ months)
  3. shutdown / reconnect procedure clears internal data cache now
  4. added extra checks for Level-1 socket connection
  5. some other minor improvements

More details, installation instructions can be found at:
http://www.amibroker.com/iqfeed.html

Houston conference within a week

Just a reminder about upcoming conference:

The 2007 AmiBroker/FTMonitor conference will be held February 17 and 18, 2007 with workshops February 14, 15 and 16, 2007 in Houston Marriott West Loop Hotel.

More information at:
http://www.ftmonitor.com/abh2/introduction.html

See also:
http://www.amibroker.com/devlog/2006/12/28/2007-amibroker-conference-in-houstontx/

AmiBroker 4.90 official

A new official version (4.90.3) of AmiBroker has just been released.

It is available to everyone in the following locations:

FULL SETUP (the program, plugins, help files and sample database):
http://www.amibroker.com/bin/AmiBroker490.exe
(File size: 6,628,088 bytes, 6MB)

UPGRADE SETUP (the program, plugins and help files)
http://www.amibroker.com/bin/AmiBroker490up.exe
(File size: 5,681,304 bytes, 5MB)

The CHANGE LOG is included in the Release Notes file:
AmiBroker 4.90.3 official Release Notes

Three small bug fixes were added as compared with RC3.

The INSTRUCTIONS can be found after installation in the User’s Guide (press F1 from AmiBroker). Users of previous versions should read “Information for users of previous versions” section of the User’s Guide.

IMPORTANT:

  1. If you are using Windows Vista you should run FULL setup, as only full setup registers OLE automation servers on Vista.
  2. This setup already includes newest AmiQuote 1.94 so there is no need to install it separately.
  3. If you are using Firewall you may need to check if it did not block Broker.EXE file after upgrade. (It happened to some users that firewall blocked AmiBroker after upgrade and they could not connect to RT data sources)
  4. For those who don’t read release notes or instructions – you should really read them, but in case you ‘forgot’ here is one important note for you:
    Window->New and Window->New Linked menus have been moved to File-> New->Default Chart and File->New->Linked Chart menus.

AmiBroker 4.90 Release Candidate 3

A new release candidate 3 (RC3) version (4.90.2) of AmiBroker has just been released.

It is available to everyone in the following locations:

FULL SETUP (the program, plugins, help files and sample database):
http://www.amibroker.com/bin/AmiBroker490.exe
(File size: 6,622,965 bytes, 6MB)

UPGRADE SETUP (the program, plugins and help files)
http://www.amibroker.com/bin/AmiBroker490up.exe
(File size: 5,676,884 bytes, 5MB)

The CHANGE LOG is included in the Release Notes file:
AmiBroker 4.90 rc3 Release Notes

Four small bug fixes were added as compared with RC2, two of them related to Windows Vista.

The INSTRUCTIONS can be found after installation in the User’s Guide (press F1 from AmiBroker). Users of previous versions should read “Information for users of previous versions” section of the User’s Guide.

IMPORTANT:

  1. If you are using Windows Vista you should run FULL setup, as only full setup registers OLE automation servers on Vista.
  2. This RC3 setup already includes newest AmiQuote 1.94 so there is no need to install it separately.
  3. If you are using Firewall you may need to check if it did not block Broker.EXE file after upgrade. (It happened to some users that firewall blocked AmiBroker after upgrade and they could not connect to RT data sources)
  4. For those who don’t read release notes or instructions – you should really read them, but in case you ‘forgot’ here is one important note for you:
    Window->New and Window->New Linked menus have been moved to File-> New->Default Chart and File->New->Linked Chart menus.

AmiQuote 1.94 released

A new version of AmiQuote 1.94 has been released.

Download link:
http://www.amibroker.com/bin/aq1940.exe

CHANGES (as compared to 1.93):

  1. OLE automation server registration checks registry access rights correctly on Windows Vista now (this prevents “Failed to update registry. Try using REGEDIT” message)

AmiBroker 4.90 Release Candidate 2

A new release candidate 2 version (4.90.1) of AmiBroker has just been released.

It is available to everyone in the following locations:

FULL SETUP (the program, plugins, help files and sample database):
http://www.amibroker.com/bin/AmiBroker490.exe
(File size: 6,623,046 bytes, 6MB)

UPGRADE SETUP (the program, plugins and help files)
http://www.amibroker.com/bin/AmiBroker490up.exe
(File size: 5,676,086 bytes, 5MB)

The CHANGE LOG is included in the Release Notes file:
AmiBroker 4.90 rc2 Release Notes

Two small bug fixes were added as compared with RC1.

The INSTRUCTIONS can be found after installation in the User’s Guide (press F1 from AmiBroker). Users of previous versions should read “Information for users of previous versions” section of the User’s Guide.

IMPORTANT:

  1. If you are using Firewall you may need to check if it did not block Broker.EXE file after upgrade. (It happened to some users that firewall blocked AmiBroker after upgrade and they could not connect to RT data sources)
  2. For those who don’t read release notes or instructions – you should really read them, but in case you ‘forgot’ here is one important note for you:
    Window->New and Window->New Linked menus have been moved to File-> New->Default Chart and File->New->Linked Chart menus.

AmiBroker 4.90 Release Candidate 1

A new release candidate 1 version (4.90.0) of AmiBroker has just been released.

It is available to everyone in the following locations:

FULL SETUP (the program, plugins, help files and sample database):
http://www.amibroker.com/bin/AmiBroker490.exe
(File size: 6,621,012 bytes, 6MB)

UPGRADE SETUP (the program, plugins and help files)
http://www.amibroker.com/bin/AmiBroker490up.exe
(File size: 5,674,637 bytes, 5MB)

The CHANGE LOG is included in the Release Notes file:
AmiBroker 4.90 Release Notes

The INSTRUCTIONS can be found after installation in the User’s Guide (press F1 from AmiBroker). Users of previous versions should read “Information for users of previous versions” section of the User’s Guide.

IMPORTANT:

  1. If you are using Firewall you may need to check if it did not block Broker.EXE file after upgrade. (It happened to some users that firewall blocked AmiBroker after upgrade and they could not connect to RT data sources)
  2. For those who don’t read release notes or instructions – you should really read them, but in case you ‘forgot’ here is one important note for you:
    Window->New and Window->New Linked menus have been moved to File-> New->Default Chart and File->New->Linked Chart menus.