Reports DataPro, Rev, and Blender3D

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 26 06:37:01 EDT 2002


Hi Kevin,

Thank you very much for putting in some feedback on
this topic, on behalf of the RunRev team.
I do agree that an integrated solution is the way to
go. And as I studied the possibility of writing a
report generator for RunRev, I've come to some pretty
good conclusions for what would be needed just for us,
which doesn't apply to all the RunRev developers.
So I'm really looking forward to a RunRev-backed
solution. However the phrase "And it won't be long
now" is cryptic at best.
Is it scheduled for 1.5, 1.6, 2.0, ... ? Just so we
have an idea of when we can expect it, as that will
influence not only the decision at our own company,
but at other companies as well, I'm sure.
In our projected development cycle, we would _need_ a
report generator by next June, so we can have our
product out the door on schedule.
We have a lot to code before we get down to the actual
reports -- that would be the last part to port from
FoxPro to RunRev, after we've redone the gui and
business logic.
But the question remains: are we talking about 3, 6, 9
or 12 months from now?

Best regards,

Jan Schenkel.

"As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish
at the same time."  (De Rochefoucald)

--- Kevin Miller <kevin at runrev.com> wrote:
> On 25/8/02 10:30 pm, Alan Gayne <alanira9 at mac.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > Seems very silly to "re-invent the
> wheel",espeicially when the Bob Greenberg
> > (bob at rpControl.com), the current owner of this
> product is VERY willing to
> > make a deal with RunRev.
> > 
> > Why not do the deal, make the necessary
> conversions and offer the RunRev
> > Reports product as a "value added" additional
> product, the profits from
> > which could be shared by both RunRev and rpControl
> LLC.
> > 
> > Not doing this makes about as much sense as a
> major league baseball strike.
> > Both side lose if they can't make a deal.
> 
> Everything that is needed to do a complete reports
> generator is already
> included in Revolution.  Adapting Reports pro would:
> 
> Be a significant undertaking because of the huge
> number of enhancements
> between Revolution and HyperCard
> 
> Result in a solution that only works on the Mac OS
> 
> The amount of work in doing that is going to be
> greater than writing a
> native reports generator with a modern feature set
> in Revolution.  Such a
> feature would then work on all platforms that
> Revolution supports without
> any externals.  That¹s what we're doing.  And it
> won't be long now.
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> Kevin
> 
> Kevin Miller <kevin at runrev.com>
> <http://www.runrev.com/>
> Runtime Revolution Limited - The Solution for
> Software Development
> Tel: +44 (0) 870 747 1165.  Fax: +44 (0)1639 830
> 707.
> 
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