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

Algorithmic Capability

AOA (non-GMP)

Deprecated

April 2022

No longer available in 4.85

Use the GMP based AOA

Algorithmic Capability

NETSOL (“Pure Network” Solver)

Deprecated

Deprecated since Oct 2018

Set model type to LP or Automatic and then an LP solver (like CPLEX) is used

Cloud

R

Deprecated

Q2 2021

Current status is no pro-active support

We promote the use of the new HTTP Client Library in combination with the Data Exchange; see How-to

Connectivity

AIMMS Com

Deprecated

n/a

AIMMS COM is considered ‘old’ architecture

Work with AIMMS to understand new/better ways to integrate AIMMS

Connectivity

SDK

Deprecated

not before 2023

Currently only high priority and fixable issues

Deploy via AIMMS PRO API (contact us)

Connectivity

Excel Add-in

Deprecated

Sept 2020

Current status is no pro-active support

No alternative as such

Connectivity

Spreadsheet functions

Deprecated

Current status is no pro-active support

Use AXLL Library or Data Exchange Library

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)

Connectivity

R-link (part of DataLink)

Deprecated

Current status is no pro-active support

We promote the use of the new HTTP Client Library in combination with the Data Exchange; see How-to

Data

Single Data File

Deprecated

Q4 2021

Current status: deprecated for years already; will not be removed in Q4

Use new File & Folders (there is a conversion tool in IDE); for details see How-to

GUI-WebUI

Map v1

Deprecated

May 2020

No longer available in 4.74

Use Map v2 (standard for 4.74 and up)

GUI-WebUI

Page Actions v1

Deprecated

May 2020

No longer available in 4.74

Use Page Action v2 (standard for 4.74 and up) where all actions are defined with an identifier

GUI-WebUI

Custom Position widgets

Deprecated

Currently only high priority and fixable issues

Switch to Grid Layout that gives the flexibility to create your desired layout.

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

Switch to Grid Layout that gives the flexibility to create your desired layout.

GUI-WebUI

Sidebar Open By Default

Deprecated

March 2021

No longer available from 4.78. This is not same as the Side Panel

No alternative as such

GUI-WebUI

Page Manager Hidden

Deprecated

March 2021

No longer available from 4.78

Use Menu to navigate to other pages

GUI-WebUI

Old Support for Units of Measurements

Deprecated

March 2022

Deprecated since March 2018 (4.51 release)

Use Convention identifier in your model. For details see Units Support

GUI-WebUI

Classic Theme

Deprecated

February 2022

Deprecated since September 2018 (4.59.1 release). From 4.84 release onwards, the Classic Theme ceases to exist. WebUI will default to the AIMMS Theme.

Switch off the Classic Theme if still using that. Accordingly adjust Custom CSS if used. You could also start considering WebUI Theming.

GUI-WinUI

WinUI App Development

Deprecated

not before 2026

Currently only High Prio and fixable issues will be considered for solving and assuming the then current Windows OS still supports third party components used

WebUI

Licensing

Dongle

Deprecated

Dec 2019

No longer delivered and supported

Nodelock

Modeling

Compound Sets

Deprecated

May 2020

No longer functioning (error produced per 4.73)

Restructure model; for details see How-to

Modeling

GeoFindCoordinates function

Deprecated

Based on outdated code

Use HTTP Client Library and any geo service

Modeling

Horizons

Deprecated

Based on outdated code

Use alternative language constructs

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

System Requirements

Win 32

Deprecated

Dec 2019

No longer delivered and supported

Win64 versions 4.67 or higher

System Requirements

VS2013-based

Deprecated

May 2019

No longer delivered and supported

VS2017-based versions 4.67 or higher

System Requirements

Internet Explorer 11

Deprecated

Jan 2020

No longer supported

Chrome or Edge (latest or latest-1)

System Requirements

Windows 7

Deprecated

Jan 2020

No longer supported

Windows 8 or higher

System Requirements

Windows Server 2008

Deprecated

Jan 2020

No longer supported

Windows Server 2012 or higher