Appeon announced on July 5, 2016 that it entered into an agreement with SAP to develop a new generation of the PowerBuilder development platform. Below are some answers to some common questions about the new generation of PowerBuilder.  The official press release is available to view here.

The PowerBuilder IDE may be installed on Windows 7/8/10

Desktop apps can be deployed to Windows 7/8/10 or Windows Server 2008/2012/2016.

Mobile Cloud Apps can be deployed to iOS 9/10 and Android 5/6.

The PowerBuilder Cloud App server runtime, which powers Mobile Cloud Apps and server-side .NET projects, requires Microsoft IIS 7.5 or newer.

Yes.  Although PowerBuilder 2017 is based on the PowerBuilder 12.6 code base, Appeon has decided to deprecate the following features:

·         PB.NET (Visual Studio IDE)

·         WinForm target

·         EAServer target

·         GhostScript (to be replaced with a new built-in PDF engine)

If you are using a version of PowerBuilder that is older than 12.6, please refer to SAP documentation about features that have been deprecated in previous versions.