Seeking Superior Stability since GstarCAD 8
Previous versions of GstarCAD were based on an architecture of overlapping functional modules, which made it difficult to pinpoint the source of bugs and other problems. This arrangement had a negative effect on stability.
In GstarCAD8, in contrast, the functional modules do not overlap — the new modular architecture can be likened to the cells in a honeycomb, instead of the petals in a rose. According to Gstarsoft, this arrangement makes it much easier to locate the source of errors and fix them without affecting other modules, preventing functional interlock that can cause the system to crash. In addition, a new command-management mechanism reduces conflict by keeping commands in order. "The stability of the product has been improved a lot," affirmed Vice-President Liang Jiang.
GstarCAD on the Horizon (interview by Cyrena Respini-Irwin, cadalyst.com)
In the future, Meiyu explained, Gstarsoft will transition away from its low-price strategy and provide more niche market solutions, such as the forthcoming GstarCAD Server, a solution for companies that wish to establish private clouds. The platform product, however, "is still the most important business for us," he noted.
In the two decades since its inception, Gstarsoft has worked hard to catch up in a CAD industry where China was a latecomer. "We lagged behind other countries by 20 years," said Liang Jiang. Lu added, "We also want to work for another 30 years; the release of GstarCAD8 will set a new starting line for us."