GrafX Database Systems, the company from Brian Feldman, has closed shop. Many of you have already seen that and commented on that.

On the former GrafX website an accusing finger is pointed to us and accusations are made that we have “stolen” products from GrafX.
That is a blatant lie and very far from the truth.  We did not respond on this website before because we tried to solve this the political way by talking with GrafX but we failed to do so.

If you want read our version of the story, click here for more information.

Finally, now that GrafX Database Systems no longer exists, there is no company anymore that sells ReportPro. We have decided to add ReportPro to our product offerings. The story above contains more details. Our sales page and online shop will be updated shortly.

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#12 Johan Nel 2018-07-02 05:43
Quoting Chris Pyrgas:
You can be of any nationality and choose to treat others with respect and be sincere to them, or you can chose not to do that. It's who you are, not your nationality.
Agree, we should give credit to each person that made a contribution to where we, the X# community is today!Quote:
Speaking in (football/soccer) World Cup terms, we the X# community are mostly doing exceptionally bad this year!
Well we X#.za did not make it to X#.Africa even :D At least France/Argentina probably gave us the match of the tournament so far. GO X#.fr.Fabrice!!! Oh, by the way the Nel family in SA is the largest French Huguenot family in SA, dating back to 1683 when Guillaume Néel from Rouen, France arrived in Cape Town.
Code:#define Scratch_Head_On
Wonder why I support France
#undef Scratch_Head_On

Oh and if somebody wonder
Quote:
Est-ce que tu parles françaisCode:#define Language "French"
Non
#undef Language "French"
#11 Chris Pyrgas 2018-07-02 00:57
Yeah, and actually I don't think this has anything to do with nationalities. You can be of any nationality and choose to treat others with respect and be sincere to them, or you can chose not to do that. It's who you are, not your nationality.

Anyway, to lighten this up a bit, speaking in (football/soccer) World Cup terms, we the X# community are mostly doing exceptionally bad this year! There are a few very notable exceptions, but for most of us, our country teams are doing from as bad as being very early out upto not making it to Russia at all...
#10 Robert van der Hulst 2018-07-01 22:50
Johsn

Quoting Johan Nel:

Nope not feeling bad. I am the only shining light in darkest Africa. Hopefully not for long anymore...


Actually I did not want to imply that South Africa does not have any subscribers. We have a South African subscriber. I can't tell you who he/she is. That would violate the new European Privacy Rules (GDPR). But of course he/she can step forward if he/she feels the need.

Robert
#9 Johan Nel 2018-07-01 17:44
Hi Robert,
Quoting Robert van der Hulst:
Johan,
You are wrong here. Around 20% of the registered X# subscribers is American.
I have added the part to my message that I did not want to include, but hopefully that correct the statement.Quote:
I will not list the other percentages because that might make some people feel bad.
Nope not feeling bad. I am the only shining light in darkest Africa. Hopefully not for long anymore...
#8 Robert van der Hulst 2018-07-01 17:23
Johan,
Quoting Johan Nel:
Needless to say everybody uses X# these days except the Americans.


You are wrong here. Around 20% of the registered X# subscribers is American. Another 20% is German, 10% Italian (many German speaking btw) and 10% Australian. I will not list the other percentages because that might make some people feel bad.

Robert
#7 Johan Nel 2018-07-01 16:27
Hi Wolfgang,Quoting Wolfgang Riedmann:
Did you knew the original VO project, named "Aspen", was a project of Nantucket team located in Germany, and that this project was the cause why CA acquired Nantucket?
Yes, I actually met the Aspen team in 1993 at the SA Clipper Devcon. It was also during this conference that the announcement came through that MicroSoft acquired FoxPro. Larry stated that we don't have to worry, they will keep on with development of Clipper and Aspen. So how CA acquire Nantucket is debatable. My take is that Larry got scared that Nantucket would not be able to compete as a small player against MS, and approached CA. Rather take a good buy-out offer than wait for Clipper/Asspen to crumble. Small change for CA to write off. Well CA almost crumbled VO. Hats off to Brian for approaching CA. We probably would all be using different MS languages to develop in, if it was not for him and Robert.
#6 Wolfgang Riedmann 2018-07-01 16:12
Did you knew the original VO project, named "Aspen", was a project of Nantucket team located in Germany, and that this project was the cause why CA acquired Nantucket?
So VO really has German origins. And also many of the people that developed it were Germans.
#5 Johan Nel 2018-07-01 16:04
This is to me the typical Fax Machine story...

The Americans (Nashua if I am not mistaken) developed the Fax Machine, however general consensus was it is of no use since we can Telex messages.

The Japanese saw the possibilities, since their language does not Telex very well.

Needless to say everybody uses Fax preferred over Telex even the Americans.

So if we translate that to our current scenario:

The Americans (a company in the USA) developed Vulcan.NET, however general consensus was that enhancements and support was lacking.

The Netherlands saw the possibilities of using Roslyn to fix the problem.

Needless to say everybody uses X# these days (except maybe some Americans, but we not sure).
+1 #4 Chris Pyrgas 2018-06-25 18:21
In X#, we are trying to create something for ourselves and for the community, we are very proud of creating a robust xBase dialect/development tool for .Net that really works and is an already proven path of migration from VO and soon from other dialects as well. In the process, we want to make some money as well and ideally much money :), but that's not the primary driving force.

Also, the X# devtem members we are all good friends one to each other, having a great time working together and when we meet in person. Robert is the guy who first had the vision of creating all this, is the holder of the company behind X# and is running almost all the organizational matters around it, but he is treating everybody in the company as equals, he is completely open about every matter about X# and he respects a lot everybody, as we all have great respect for everybody else, and that includes the X# customers/users as well.

Let's put it this way, matters during the vulcan days were not always exactly like that, which probably has something to do with vulcan not succeeding at the end...
#3 Wolfgang Riedmann 2018-06-25 17:18
... and hopefully the X# project will unify them again ...

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