Originally Posted by Tubbritt
The thoughts of even considering an alternative don't sit well with me as it's such a great progarm. Tomorrow is the “Big Day” yet again. It's almost a joke at this stage.
I accept someone can get a launch date wrong and might need to expend it a little. But 8 or more dates over the space of half a year. How can anyone be that clueless to how much work they have left to do.
We will see. Might have no choice but to buy File Maker yet.
Brilliant Binary is mostly only Mikhail.
He lives in Moscow and the company letterbox is in Vancouver, Canada.
This and the delays of Version 10 are my thoughts...
Additonal, in the past he has released Release Candidate before he has released a new version, to get error responses and "last wishes" for the final corrections. Why not for release 10?
Maybe something else as Filemaker would be good.
My last testing has shown that it is more worse to protect a Filemaker application. A Client/Server application has had by my last testing no protection to hide and protect the programming structure. A customer could make some changing on the programming.
Maybe something has been changed since Version 8 or I have got wrong information from the seller, but who knows?
If nothing will come, we should consider an alternative.
I have at least 2 customers who need a database greater 4 GB, so I can't use the current version for them any more. On the other side what can we tell our customers, why a new version with support of larger database size is postponed again?
It could have a bad effect for us when customers start thinking like "when they know the Manufacturer of the Database has a problem, why they don't move away to an alternative which has an available support?"
My final plan, if Mikhail releases a Version 10, is that I will wait for at least 6 Months to see how much error corrections he will release. I don't think that the first Version 10 release would be a stable release we can use for our customers. Any other opinions?
btw. anybody how has had contact to Mikhail in the last 12 months? Me not. No answers at all.