Boraland $$ trouble, and its effects? 
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 Boraland $$ trouble, and its effects?

Ultimately I'm still hoping that Paradox will ported to run under Chicago in
a true 32 bit environment.  I wonder if the financial difficulties of Borland
will belay this.  Any idea if Borland plans to make make this jump.  It seems
that Paradox is the type of program that can really increase its performance
dramatically by running 32bit.  And, from what I've seen, the major complaint
about the product is its performance.  Its SlOW.  Anything on the horizon?
                                         What do ya think?
                                                         TerryC


Tue, 19 Nov 1996 21:31:51 GMT
 Boraland $$ trouble, and its effects?

Quote:
> Ultimately I'm still hoping that Paradox will ported to run
> under Chicago in a true 32 bit environment.  I wonder if the
> financial difficulties of Borland will belay this.  Any idea
> if Borland plans to make make this jump.  It seems that
> Paradox is the type of program that can really increase its
> performance dramatically by running 32bit.

        The impression I gather is that they plan to move quite a bit, if not nearly all to chicago rather early...

        How long do you think a firm can survive selling 16 bit stuff when Chicago gets widely accepted?

        If you look at the sorts of things they're getting into, decision support, nice database stuff, clearly the more powerful the platform, the better.

        If you assume the dbase/w takes off, I think they'll be in a pretty good position.

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Wed, 20 Nov 1996 10:37:41 GMT
 Boraland $$ trouble, and its effects?
You are right in you impressions that Borland plans to be there early with
Chicago stuff.  In fact, Borland plans to have their applications ship the same
day that Chicago ships.  This information comes from an address given by Ken
Gardner at the Borland International Conference.  Unfortunately I don't remem-
ber if he said specifically that Paradox was on this schedule, but it was clear
that anything that wasn't ready on the day Chicago ships would be close behind.
An example of this is that the development tools that are shipped with Chicago
are Borland languages (none from MS).  I think that gives you a clue that
Borland is serious about this.

While I realize that any company is going to put their best spin and news about
the company, Ken is really an impressive addition to the company.  He founded
ReportSmith (which he sold to Borland) and he knows how to get product developed
and shipped.  He made it quite clear that Borland's #1 priority is to SHIP its
products.  Listening to him talk, you can tell that this is not just saying
the right words to make things look better - this guy is serious.  I wouldn't
worry about Borland's future.  I think it is in excellent hands.

BTW - Run out and get yourself a copy of Sidekick for Windows as soon as you
can find it.  I saw the demo at BIC94 and it is one of the most impressive
personal productivity tools that I have ever seen.
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Tue, 26 Nov 1996 23:38:05 GMT
 Boraland $$ trouble, and its effects?
: You are right in you impressions that Borland plans to be there early with
: Chicago stuff.  In fact, Borland plans to have their applications ship the same
: day that Chicago ships.  This information comes from an address given by Ken
: Gardner at the Borland International Conference.  Unfortunately I don't remem-
: ber if he said specifically that Paradox was on this schedule, but it was clear
: that anything that wasn't ready on the day Chicago ships would be close behind.
: An example of this is that the development tools that are shipped with Chicago
: are Borland languages (none from MS).  I think that gives you a clue that
: Borland is serious about this.

Uh huh. What about Paradox for OS/2 2.1.  I'd kill for a good 32-bit native
OS/2 database application (at a price of something less than a buggy
R:base). There are millions of OS/2 users out there and I'm sure that a
significant fraction feel the same. Until something meaningful happens, I
guess I'll be satisfied with Paradox for DOS 4.5 since it runs just fine in
an OS/2 DOS emulation.

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Wed, 27 Nov 1996 21:28:14 GMT
 Boraland $$ trouble, and its effects?
Greetings Jerry;

-> Uh huh. What about Paradox for OS/2 2.1.  I'd kill for a good 32-bit
-> native OS/2 database application (at a price of something less than a
-> buggy R:base). There are millions of OS/2 users out there and I'm
-> sure that a

   I agree with your observations, how ever and alas it seems that
   Borland (and Mr Khan) are in financial trouble...  I'd also be
   please to see a 32-BIT native OS/2 RDBMS product spawned from
   this company.

   What are your thoughts?

   Phil Tusa



Fri, 29 Nov 1996 22:31:00 GMT
 Boraland $$ trouble, and its effects?

:    I agree with your observations, how ever and alas it seems that
:    Borland (and Mr Khan) are in financial trouble...  I'd also be
:    please to see a 32-BIT native OS/2 RDBMS product spawned from
:    this company.

:    What are your thoughts?

Well, I'm not particularly fussy about the source of such a critter. In fact
I've been considering a combination of VX-VREXX and WATCOM's SQL for OS/2. I
haven't seen a review on this stuff yet and am not certain of its
performance. For example, I suspect that VX-REXX is not compiled, and
therefore might be on the slow side, even when compared to Paradox.

VX-REXX also mentions support for the Q+E database library, but I don't know
anything about Q+E.

Can you add anything enlightening?

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Sat, 30 Nov 1996 20:53:46 GMT
 
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