So, can anyone at Mentor explain the thinking behind removing simple ASCII in and OUT capability in EE2007.3 and beyond?
I say removed, because in effect, it is - What we have now is Encoded ASCII. Which is encrypted and decrypted via a licensed executable. (An executable that Mentor didn't bother to wrap up in with any form of user interface, it has to be run in a command window)
All my code, that relied on ASCII in out (And since we are transistioning from Boardstation to Expedition, this is a LOT) now has to be modified to perform encrpytion. When I advised my Boss that I had to change all my code his first response was, "Who do I bill for your time at Mentor?"
Secondly, at the moment, the license is free. At what point do Mentor envisage charging for an ASCII encrption license, or , dumping ASCII altogther?