You get your own way. If you have not migrated to DataEase 7 yet then you no longer need to.
Read on to find out why!
We realise that the marketing and sales pitch for DataEase has been slightly negative for the last year. This has now come to an end and you can now just simply do as you please.
DG3 is compatible with DataEase 6 so you can keep your existing application as it is and where it is while at the same time exploring the data in DG3.
But that is not all: we are also making it even easier to stay put in DataEase 6 by publishing a brand new version of it.
The feedback given to us from our users told us that there is only two reason why they want to leave 6.52 to go to 7.2 and that is the look and the problem with running 6.52 in Windows 7. To us this was depressing news but we needed to do a reality check and admit that if that was the only reason it would be better if we solved the problems within DataEase 6...
So that is what we have done and some people tell us that LegEasy Windows 6 is actually sexier than the preview version of 7.5. It will of course not contain any of the new features of 7.5 but if the only thing you want is to run your existing 6.5 application in Windows 7 and be able to give it a look and feel of the 21st century, it is definitely the version for you.
As part of our LegEasy program, 6.53 will offer no new functionality. Even the bugs will remain, and in the same place :-)
One problem with Migration, and especially the migration path that we in DataEase have chosen, is that functions are "improved" from one version to the next. As honestly indended this is, it cause a lot of uncessary problems. When we changed 6.x Memo fields into "proper" memo fields in 7.x, we forgot that a lot of people used them as "slightly larger" Text fields. The new Memo fields in 7.x is much better memo fields, but they doesn't work as all as text fields.
You can say, that the willingness to change things have some times been to great, when the understanding of the actual use has been to small.
Even bugs in DataEase has been used by our creative users as features at times, and by fixing them we have caused problems for many.
We are now taking the consequence of this, and we will no longer ever change functionality, and we will never again follow the path of migration. In the future we will add functionality, while staying backwards compatible with older functions.
6.53 is a such not an upgrade, but rather a "sidegrade". You are not moving forward in any way in DataEase terms, but your users will get a contemporary framework around their application, when you will get a safe and Windows 7 ready software to install and maintain.
You obviously also get the benefit of being able to move forward in DG3.....
Published: 21/10/11 - 10:03:02 (Ulrik Jacob Høegh - Krohn)
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