Commander – 4D version 6.0.1 Command Sets Near Release
Golden Micro Solutions is pleased to announce that we have almost completed
work on the ‘Commander’ command set files for 4th Dimension version 6.0.1.
We expect the full Language Reference and the General Reference sets to be
released within the next week.
This message is to remind users of the freeware/shareware Commander (with
4D version 3.5.3 command sets) that when the full version 6 sets are
released, there will be no ‘upgrade path’ from the freeware version to the
version 6 sets. So, if you’ve been using the freeware version, and feel
you’ll want the version 6.x command sets, register your version before June
30, and you’ll be eligible for the upgrade.
Registered & current users of Commander 2.1.1 will be eligible to purchase
the 4D Version 6.0 command sets for NZ$55 (approx US$38).
From 30 June 1997, unregistered versions of Commander 2.1.1 will NO LONGER
be eligible for upgrading. At that time if you’re using an unregistered
copy (of the version 3.5.3 sets), your only option will be to purchase the
full version of Commander for 4D 6.x at NZ$155 (approx US$105).
For those of you not yet familiar with Commander here is some addtional
What is Commander
Commander is an on-line help/reference engine — you use the Commander
application to access reference information stored in separate Command Set
files. This information may take the form of Help topics, programming
language reference information, tutorial information and so on. Written to
run in as small a memory footprint as possible, Commander is designed to be
small enough, and useful enough to keep open whenever you’re working in 4D
— many developers use it as an indispensible development aid.
The 4th Dimension Language Reference command set contains the complete
syntax and descriptions of all 4D commands up to, and including those in
version 3.5.3. Additional notes and source code examples have been added to
suppliment the original decriptions where appropriate.
Notebook Maker 1.3 ( allows you to create your own command sets)
4D Language Ref [3.5.3] Command Set
4D Reference Info [3.5.3] Command Set
The requested shareware payment for Commander and the 4D Command Set files
is NZ$40 (approx US$28).
If the distributed package entirely meets your needs, you are welcome to
keep, and continue to use Commander (for 4D 3.5.3), for FREE. However,
registering your copy will provide you with the following benefits:
* You will be supplied with the following additional Command Set files:
4D Write [2.5]
ACI Pack [1.9]
4D Open For 4D [1.0.3]
4D Oracle [1.2]
4D Tech Notes Abstracts
Rene Ros’s External Procs
4D Chart 1.1.1 – in development – released freee when complete
4D Calc 1.5 – in development – released free when complete
AreaList Pro 5.0 (thanks to Foresight Technology)
CalendarSet (for permission to distribute )
DisplayList (their documentation in this )
MenuSet (Command Set format 🙂 )
Sys7Pack 3.8.4 (thanks to ISIS for their permission)
* Registered users of Commander 2.1.1 (along with current Commander users)
will be eligible to upgrade their Command Sets to the 4D Version 6.0
command sets when they are released. The upgrade cost will be NZ$55 (approx
From 30 June 1997, when the version 6.0 Command Sets have been released,
unregistered versions of Commander 2.1.1 will NO LONGER be eligible for
upgrading. At that time if you’re using an unregistered copy, your only
option will be to purchase the full version of Commander for 4D 6.x at
NZ$155 (approx US$105).
Commander can be currently downloaded by FTP from Foresight’s server:
Likewise this fee/shareware version of Commander can be found on the Inner
The files contains payment details.
Questions or comments should be directed to mailto:email@example.com , or
faxed to +64 3 578 8227.
Golden Micro Solutions Ltd
Blenheim, New Zealand