Tag Archives: Roo-Trader Version 6

Roo-Trader Version 6.2.0 Released

We released version 6.2.0 of Roo-Trader this week. Roo Trader Ver 6 2 In this version we: Improved: Windows 8 compatibility. Modified the Reports section: The reports are now application-based (not portfolio-based). Recent versions store reporting details in the portfolio, when portfolio gets corrupted, user may not be able to view reports because they won’t show in the list of available reports in the Reports window. These details are now stored in the application itself and are now persistent. Removed: Connections to the old website (www.otrader.com.au). Our software now connects to only one site (www.roo-trader.com), which is the new and only active home of Roo-Trader software. Updated: Cleaner and simpler interface. Added: Initial phase for Multi-Language support (which is expected to be completed on the next release). Updated: Microsoft .Net from version 3.5 to 4.0. Updated: Third-party libraries (most recent release to address bugs and compatibility issues). Fixed: Other minor bugs. We continue to work on and improve our software. If you have a suggestion for a missing feature, please send it to us. We add features based on your input! Happy Trading! William

New Release – Roo-Trader 6.0.4

Our development team released this month’s update for Roo-Trader. We are working hard to keep releasing updates each month for the new platform. This month, we added the import wizard to bring your older Version 4 OTrader data into the new database structure. One of our users successfully imported 1500 records. He noted the speed has increased and the functionality has improved in the new version. If you have an older set of data, please download the new software. The import wizard is in the menu. It is pretty easy to use and it should be a smooth migration. Just let Roo-Trader update itself by going to Menu–>Help->Check for Software Updates. After updating Roo-Trader, you will be able to open the Import Tool by going to Menu->Help->Import Tool. The import tool will “convert” your old data (OTrader format) to the new format without having to delete the old one (the older data will be preserved). The wizard will create a new portfolio in Roo-Trader format and copy the contents from your old portfolio. Close Roo-Trader, then open it back up and open the new data. Happy Trading! William

Roo-Trader Version 6 Finally Released

After two years of work, we have finally released version 6 of our software. First designed in 2003, we have been upgrading and modifying the software based on your feedback ever since the initial release. Now you can pull down Roo-Trader version 6 from this location: Software Download Page
The software provides an initial thirty (30) free trail. To get started, go to Help – Getting Started and complete the four steps to set up your profile. We are now working on the web sites, the migration wizard for our older users and the suggestions we receive form our users. Please bear with us as we get everything shifted to our new back end operations. As always, please let us know your thoughts and suggestions. We are working hard to ensure you have a tool that you can use to measure and improve your trading success! Happy Trading! The Roo-Trader Team www.roo-trader.com www.otrader.com.au

Roo-Trader Version 6 Release Candidate 1 is Out

What a long and winding road this has been. After two years of work, the development team put out RC1 on Friday. The beta testers have pulled it down and are again making suggestions to us. Although, we are hearing less and less from them as their issues have been addressed. We still need your input to keep doing our updates for you. Suggestions and comments are very welcome! The current update notes for Version 6 RC1 are here: V6-RC1-Notes http://www.otrader.com.au/updates/RooUpdates.asp?Serial=Z1Z There are still a lot of updates we will be making. Our next big set of challenges are the migration wizard for our older software users, and then the price updates. We also had some feedback from two Forex users that will require us to add a section for their needs. That will make it easier for them to navigate the system. Happy Trading! The Roo-Trader Team www.roo-trader.com www.otrader.com.au

Version 6 Beta 9 Released

BETA 9 has been uploaded to DropBox. In this release are the following: 1. Added strategy name in the subtotal row in the View Trades by Strategy (as suggested by Glenn), likewise fixed grouping by strategy (original code groups 2 strategies as one if the security codes are the same). 2. Ability to select Strategy Name in Multi Leg Trade window without the need to clear all previously entered trade details (as suggested by Neil). 3. Fixed possible bugs in European formats (this is a blindfolded attempt though because we don not have enough parameters to test the bugs because there was no log in RooERROR.log). 4. Code cleanup – removed unnecessary custom methods/functions (which were used in V4) but fully supported by .Net (and used the .Net version instead to prevent unnecessary bugs. 5. Fixed function to get Unique Code, which was suspected to be caused in virtual machines, but was actually a flaw when running in Windows 7. 6. Other minor bug fixes which came along the way. EXTEND YOUR BETA TRIAL PERIOD: Download the current beta from the Dropbox folder. Install the version 6 beta over the existing beta. If you need to extend the trial period, please do the following: under Help->Activation->Extend evaluation period (this will open a window) Please email me the “Unique Code” that will be displayed, then I will give you an extension code you can use to input in that same window to extend the trial period. This may take a day depending upon our time zones. Also, based on Alfonso’s suggestion, we are changing the menu so you can extend the trail BEFORE it expires so you do not lose any functionality. We realize we are working with global users and our time zones are off. So we want to get you a code with time to spare. Please send your comments back to us and we will work them into the software! Happy Trading! Roo-Trader/ OTrader Team www.roo-trader.com www.otrader.com.au