Text Control Linux!

From the very beginning TX Text Control has been developed for Windows operating systems (with a short trip into the OS/2 world). And the success of the Windows API has provided developers with a variety of successful platforms, including the .NET Framework on Windows with Windows Forms and WPF.

Linux became more and more popular as server applications began to appear. Microsoft's commitment to Linux is out of the question when you look at the infrastructure of Azure. Over the years, we've closely monitored market dynamics and evolving requirements, and have begun to migrate parts of TX Text Control to be independent of Windows.

The migration of text rendering to other platforms has been a very long and complex process. The unique feature of TX Text Control is the true WYSIWYG rendering of documents, which has made our technology a success and a driver in many industries where this precision is an important aspect. It was very clear that if we were going to move to Linux, we needed to provide the same rendering precision and performance that TX Text Control is known for.

We have 100% control over our code and all parts of our technology are homegrown. This gives us the ability to migrate our modules without being dependent on other vendors.

The Road to Linux

Today, we are proud to officially announce our plans to make a Linux version of TX Text Control available later this year.

To be completely platform-independent, the entire rendering, internal structures and memory management had to be rewritten.

The new version will be compatible with the existing version for Windows. The same rendering and components will be provided. This makes it easy for developers to migrate from their existing deployment to Linux without any code changes or removal of functionality. Even better, projects can be built and deployed now, and then migrated to Linux environments when the new version is released.

Azure Support

Linux has quickly become the fastest growing platform on Azure, with more than 60% of customer cores on Azure running Linux workloads. In addition, more than 50% of the VM cores are running Linux on Azure. The default operating system option for Azure App Services or Azure Functions is Linux.

We are committed to meeting the needs of the market as a leading provider of document processing components. Whether you use our front-end libraries such as the Document Editor to create document templates, the Document Viewer to electronically sign documents, or server-side PDF generation, you can rely on our components and plan your investment for the future.

We will be showing the first versions at upcoming conferences around the world and will be providing more information, details, and live demos as they become available.

So stay tuned for more. Ah, and by the way, we still love Windows.