AIMMS Product Lifecycle

Deprecated and End of Life

AIMMS considers a feature Deprecated if we plan to remove it; potentially it can be replaced by something different, but not necessarily! We announce deprecated features so developers can prepare for it and start looking for other ways (in- or outside our product) of achieving the desired behavior without using that feature because it might not be available in future versions. When possible, we add an End of Life to the feature as well; this is the date that the future is no longer available to the users.

  • Where possible, we provide alternatives

  • Support on Deprecated features is very limited, in most cases none

Example: The Compound Sets were deprecated in Jan 2018. They have been completed removed as of 4.73 (May 2020). We developed a How-to that guides AIMMS developers to an adjustment of their models in case they use Compound Sets (by proposing another concept to keep the model running as it should).

Deprecated feature table

This is a list of (recent) deprecated features and provides an insight into its status, an expected end of life time frame and a suggestion on how to handle because of the feature being deprecated.

Category

Feature

Status

End of Life

Comment

Resolve

System Requirements

Win 32

Deprecated

Dec 2019

No longer delivered and supported

Win64 versions

System Requirements

Internet Explorer 11

Deprecated

Jan 2020

No longer supported

Chrome or Edge (latest or latest-1)

Licensing

Dongle

Deprecated

Dec 2019

No longer delivered and supported

Nodelock

GUI

WinUI

Deprecated

not before 2023

Currently only High Prio and fixable issues Resolve

WebUI

GUI-WebUI

Wizard

Deprecated

mid 2020 (to be planned)

Will be removed - started with message and inability to add (4.73)

Workflow Panel with fine grained control via model

GUI-WebUI

Group Widget

Deprecated

Start with inability to add and remove suggestion in widget creation dialog

New Page Layout V2 will make this obsolete

Modeling

Compound Sets

Deprecated

May 2020

No longer functioning (error produced per 4.73)

Restructure model; for details see How-to

Data

Single Data File

Deprecated

Q2 2020

Current status: deprecated for years already; now finally planned for removal

Use new File & Folders (there is a conversion tool in IDE)

Connectivity

SDK

Deprecated

not before 2023

Currently only high priority and fixable issues

Deploy via AIMMS PRO API (contact us)

Connectivity

Excel Add-on

Deprecated

Current status is no pro-active support

No alternative as such

Connectivity

Tableau TDE Provider (part of DataLink)

Deprecated

Current status is no pro-active support

Communication with BI tools via databases or CSV/XLS files (or upcoming JSON files)

PRO

AIMMS PRO Cluster feature

Deprecated

Current status no pro-active support

Various options such as scale vertically (larger machine) or use AIMMS Cloud; for details see How-to