Revolution, MySQL vs FileMaker

Javier Miranda V. jemirandav at
Tue Sep 26 15:16:01 EDT 2006

While not trying to initiate a "war" , I would like to know if the  
process of migrating from FileMaker to a Revolution/MySQL will  
compensate the effort. Here is situation:

I'm in the final stages of building an Application for Document  
Management using FileMaker, it works fine, presenting a very polished  
interface and variety of options but ....

The cost for the client would be to high considering the price of the  
solution itself plus a copy of Filemaker Server (7, 8 or 8.5) and a  
copy of FileMaker for every user in the LAN!

I understand that the functionality of a server/client can be  
accomplished using the Revolution/MySQL pair Installing MySQL in the  
Server along with the Revolution Stack, then installing client Stack  
in the users machines. Is this true? Is this the real configuration  
of the a server/client solution? Are there any other considerations/ 
software needed? I'm missing something? Or I'm totally wrong?

Sorry for my ignorance, I'm sure you RevPeople will help.


Javier Miranda V.

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