Corepoint Legacy Component Retirement Notice
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Corepoint Legacy Component Retirement Notice

Corepoint 7.5 Advance Notice

Beginning with Corepoint 7.5 (due late 2021), we will be sunsetting a small number of legacy connection gears, meaning they will no longer be available within the Corepoint engine. All interfaces and connections which use the following gears will cease to function as of Corepoint 7.5:

  • FileGear
  • FTPGear

This means that this latest version of Corepoint, Corepoint 7.4, will be the last version to support the use of these gears.

In addition to Corepoint 7.4 being the last version which will support the File and FTP Gears, Corepoint 7.5 will be the last version of Corepoint to support the HTTPPOSTGear, meaning that gear will officially be sunset beginning with Corepoint version 7.6.

 

Why is this happening?

There are a number of new features which are currently blocked in the Corepoint codebase by legacy code, written on older frameworks which are no longer supported. These gears rely heavily on this code, and sunsetting them is a necessary step to remove older, ineffective code from the Corepoint codebase. These gears were replaced several releases ago by protocols which offer better and more functionality, and when considering some of the capabilities we are looking to add to Corepoint in the coming months and years such as better FHIR support, better security, and a more modular product architecture, sunsetting these gears has become necessary to ensure the continued stability and success of Corepoint.

 

We use FTPGear and FileGear, how does this impact us?

If you are using these legacy FTPGear and FileGear gears in a Production or Production-like environment, then you are impacted. Your affected interfaces will need to be migrated from the legacy gears to the new protocols. The Lyniate Support and Services teams offer a number of ways to make this transition easy and seamless (see the section below titled ‘If I am Impacted, what should I do?’). If you do not currently license the File or FTP Protocols, you will need to obtain an updated license so that your impacted interfaces can be migrated. If you have File or FTP interfaces which are on the new File and FTP protocols, then you are not impacted.

If I am using these gears and I am impacted, what should I do? The Lyniate Services and Support team has tools and staff to help you with your transition. Please contact the support team (Corepoint-support@lyniate.com) to discuss your options for migrating your interfaces. If you are unsure if you will be impacted by this change, run the Upgrade Checker to see if you are currently using any of the affected legacy gear components. 

Note: because these interfaces using the legacy gears will be migrated to the new protocols, you may incur a cost for any additional connections which may be required beyond your currently licensed number of connections. Contact your Account Manager if you have questions regarding the number of connections on your license.

 

What about the HTTPPOSTGear, slated for retirement in Corepoint 7.6?

The HTTPPOSTGear will be retired in Corepoint 7.6, meaning Corepoint 7.5 will be the final version which will support this gear.

If you are using the HTTPPOSTGear in a Production interface, you will need to migrate your existing interface to one which utilizes the Web Service Protocol. Clients have a number of options for migrating their legacy HTTPPOSTGear interfaces.

For clients who currently license the Web Services Protocol, The Lyniate Services and Support team can help you with your transition. Please contact the support team to discuss your options for migrating your interfaces.

Note: because these interfaces using the legacy gears will be migrated to the new protocols, you may incur a cost for any additional connections which may be required beyond your currently licensed number of connections. Contact your Account Manager if you have questions regarding the number of connections on your license.

For clients who do not currently license the Web Service protocol, Corepoint 7.5 will include a Web Service Protocol capability which will offer the same functionality as the HTTPPOSTGear, which you will be able to license for the same cost as the legacy HTTPPOSTGear.

 

FAQ

Q: Will my Corepoint costs change? Will I need to purchase any new software or hardware?

A: If you currently license the File or FTP Gears, your license includes the File and FTP Protocols. No additional license purchased should be required, but you may need to obtain an updated license. Refer to the previous paragraph regarding the Web Service protocol. In the event that you have pass-through interfaces, these will be split into two connections. If you are utilizing the maximum number of connections on your license, you may need to purchase additional connections. Contact your Account Manager if you have questions regarding the number of connections on your license.

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