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  1. #1
    Sylvain Bujold Guest

    VFP7... last version?????


    HI,

    I heard a rumor telling that VFP 7 will be the last version of Foxpro that
    Microsoft will devellop???? Is it true or is it only a rumor?????

    Thanks,
    Sylvain Bujold

  2. #2
    Anders Altberg Guest

    Re: VFP7... last version?????

    The interesting thing is not that it's most definitely only a rumor, it's to
    see how the rumor gets passed around. Where exactly did you hear or read it,
    magazine, colleague, boss who's been to a conference, you wife's best
    friend's teenage hacker wonder? Why are you prepared to believe it?
    -Anders
    "Sylvain Bujold" <sylvain@ntechweb.com> wrote in message
    news:3923da46$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > HI,
    >
    > I heard a rumor telling that VFP 7 will be the last version of Foxpro that
    > Microsoft will devellop???? Is it true or is it only a rumor?????
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Sylvain Bujold




  3. #3
    Rick Bean Guest

    Re: VFP7... last version?????

    Sylvain,
    Unless you are willing to provide the name, position and email address of
    the person spreading this rumor, please don't ask. All you do is perpetuate
    "wishful" statements by non-VFP developers.

    Rick

    "Sylvain Bujold" <sylvain@ntechweb.com> wrote in message
    news:3923da46$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > HI,
    >
    > I heard a rumor telling that VFP 7 will be the last version of Foxpro that
    > Microsoft will devellop???? Is it true or is it only a rumor?????
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Sylvain Bujold




  4. #4
    Nancy Folsom [MS FoxPro MVP] Guest

    Re: VFP7... last version?????

    "Sylvain Bujold" <sylvain@ntechweb.com> wrote in message
    news:3923da46$1@news.devx.com...
    > I heard a rumor telling that VFP 7 will be the last version of Foxpro that
    > Microsoft will devellop???? Is it true or is it only a rumor?????


    Sylvain, with all due respect. Give it a rest, okay? You've been around long
    enough to be as sick of the "Fox is dead" rumors. They're silly and don't
    belong on a technical ng. Post to a chatter group, if you must.



  5. #5
    Sylvain Bujold Guest

    Re: VFP7... last version?????


    Well, I don't want ennemies but I want to explain... I know that it sounds
    stupid and of course, it's not Mr. Gates that called me and said: "Hey, Mr.
    Bujold. VFP 7.0 will be the last version of VFP.".

    You're right, this is not really the kind of question to post on this discussion
    group but who can tell me better than people like you???? It was just a QUESTION.

    I don't want to give the name of the person who told it, but he is director
    of a big company, using VFP for their main product and this company is partner(I'm
    not sure of what kind of partnership though) of Microsoft so....

    He said that it was a RUMOR. But I just wanted to have a confirmation because
    here, we use ONLY foxpro (and 3rd Party Products) so anything around foxpro
    interests us. I never said that it WILL be the last. I don't think either
    it will be since it would be non-sensed but, lots of things are non-sensed...

    Hope I'll not start any other flame. I just wanted put some water on fire.

    Sylvain Bujold

    "Anders Altberg" <anders.altberg@swipnet.se> wrote:
    >The interesting thing is not that it's most definitely only a rumor, it's

    to
    >see how the rumor gets passed around. Where exactly did you hear or read

    it,
    >magazine, colleague, boss who's been to a conference, you wife's best
    >friend's teenage hacker wonder? Why are you prepared to believe it?
    >-Anders
    >"Sylvain Bujold" <sylvain@ntechweb.com> wrote in message
    >news:3923da46$1@news.devx.com...
    >>
    >> HI,
    >>
    >> I heard a rumor telling that VFP 7 will be the last version of Foxpro

    that
    >> Microsoft will devellop???? Is it true or is it only a rumor?????
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Sylvain Bujold

    >
    >



  6. #6
    Nancy Folsom [MS FoxPro MVP] Guest

    Re: VFP7... last version?????

    "Sylvain Bujold" <sylvainbujold@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:39242f17$1@news.devx.com...

    > Hope I'll not start any other flame. I just wanted put some water on fire.


    For the record, I feel the same way about _all_ rumors. Whether it's "Fox is
    dead," or "Margaret Thatcher wears army boots." <g>

    What in the world makes you think that we, who are in the same situation you
    are, can tell you? That decision would be made by people who don't hang out
    in newsgroups. As Jim Booth says: "Those who know, can't say; those who say,
    don't know."

    <broken record>

    And, <sigh> this will only encourage you, but so what if it is the last?
    Let's see...it's not due out til next spring, and each version has a
    lifespan of...um...people still are using FP for DOS. So, let me put it
    this way: our time is better spent actually doing our work, and learning
    about other languages and techniques, since EVERYTHING is guaranteed to
    change eventually.

    </broken record>




  7. #7
    Marc Lyon Guest

    Re: VFP7... last version?????

    To all,

    I dont mean to perpetuate this stuff, but I find it comical that this
    'rumour' has been around since I've been monitoring these NG's (5 or 6 years
    I think). With every released version of FP, its always the same... "I heard
    this is the last version of FP".....

    I'm sick of it too. Viva La Foxpro....

    Marc


    Sylvain Bujold <sylvain@ntechweb.com> wrote in message
    news:3923da46$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > HI,
    >
    > I heard a rumor telling that VFP 7 will be the last version of Foxpro that
    > Microsoft will devellop???? Is it true or is it only a rumor?????
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Sylvain Bujold




  8. #8
    Cindy Winegarden Guest

    Re: VFP7... last version?????

    Perhaps he meant that the "fox is dead" rumors will soon start. That
    is probably true.

    If he, as a leader in a large company with a lot of dollars and effort
    tied up in FoxPro, is actually asking this question, or passing a
    rumor along, then my opinion of him is very very low. The other
    possibility is that he has a reason why he would like the folks he
    associates to think so. Does his wife work for a company whose
    software could replace FoxPro in his shop, and he would stand to get
    rich off making the switch?

    For me, the proper response would be that I don't participate in
    perpetuating such rumors.

    --

    Cindy Winegarden
    Microsoft Certified Professional, Visual FoxPro

    Duke Children's Information Systems
    Duke University Medical Center

    cindyw@duke.edu



    "Sylvain Bujold" <sylvainbujold@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:39242f17$1@news.devx.com...
    |
    | Well, I don't want ennemies but I want to explain... I know that it
    sounds
    | stupid and of course, it's not Mr. Gates that called me and said:
    "Hey, Mr.
    | Bujold. VFP 7.0 will be the last version of VFP.".
    |
    | You're right, this is not really the kind of question to post on
    this discussion
    | group but who can tell me better than people like you???? It was
    just a QUESTION.
    |
    | I don't want to give the name of the person who told it, but he is
    director
    | of a big company, using VFP for their main product and this company
    is partner(I'm
    | not sure of what kind of partnership though) of Microsoft so....
    |
    | He said that it was a RUMOR. But I just wanted to have a
    confirmation because
    | here, we use ONLY foxpro (and 3rd Party Products) so anything around
    foxpro
    | interests us. I never said that it WILL be the last. I don't think
    either
    | it will be since it would be non-sensed but, lots of things are
    non-sensed...
    |
    | Hope I'll not start any other flame. I just wanted put some water on
    fire.
    |
    | Sylvain Bujold
    |
    | "Anders Altberg" <anders.altberg@swipnet.se> wrote:
    | >The interesting thing is not that it's most definitely only a
    rumor, it's
    | to
    | >see how the rumor gets passed around. Where exactly did you hear or
    read
    | it,
    | >magazine, colleague, boss who's been to a conference, you wife's
    best
    | >friend's teenage hacker wonder? Why are you prepared to believe it?
    | >-Anders
    | >"Sylvain Bujold" <sylvain@ntechweb.com> wrote in message
    | >news:3923da46$1@news.devx.com...
    | >>
    | >> HI,
    | >>
    | >> I heard a rumor telling that VFP 7 will be the last version of
    Foxpro
    | that
    | >> Microsoft will devellop???? Is it true or is it only a rumor?????
    | >>
    | >> Thanks,
    | >> Sylvain Bujold
    | >
    | >
    |



  9. #9
    Craig Berntson Guest

    Re: VFP7... last version?????

    For the 10 billionth time...no. Here's a statement from the MS web site
    regarding VFP 7.0:

    "The role of Microsoft Visual FoxProŽ in Windows DNA has been solidified by
    the database development system's ability to make fast, data-intensive
    Component Object Model (COM) components."

    VFP 7.0 is shaping up to be the most significant release since 3.0.


    --
    Craig Berntson, MCSD
    Managing Director
    eSolutions Services, LLC
    www.esolserv.com
    Microsoft FoxPro MVP
    Salt Lake City Fox User Group


    Sylvain Bujold <sylvain@ntechweb.com> wrote in message
    news:3923da46$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > HI,
    >
    > I heard a rumor telling that VFP 7 will be the last version of Foxpro that
    > Microsoft will devellop???? Is it true or is it only a rumor?????
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Sylvain Bujold




  10. #10
    Zane Thomas Guest

    Re: VFP7... last version?????

    On 18 May 2000 04:55:50 -0700, "Sylvain Bujold" <sylvain@ntechweb.com> wrote:

    >I heard a rumor telling that VFP 7 will be the last version of Foxpro


    Hey, a couple of year ago I heard that VFP 6 would be the last!



    ---
    Z

    You're just mad because the voices don't talk to you.

  11. #11
    Lew Schwartz Guest

    Re: VFP7... last version?????

    The rumors are absolutely correct. 6.0sp3 *is* the last, until 7.0 is
    released. Then 7.0 will be the last. After that, I'm betting on 8.0. I guess
    there are those still waiting for 4.0.



  12. #12
    Tamar E. Granor Guest

    Re: VFP7... last version?????

    On 18 May 2000 04:55:50 -0700, "Sylvain Bujold" <sylvain@ntechweb.com>
    wrote:

    >
    >HI,
    >
    >I heard a rumor telling that VFP 7 will be the last version of Foxpro that
    >Microsoft will devellop???? Is it true or is it only a rumor?????
    >
    >Thanks,
    >Sylvain Bujold


    I think it's worth noting that several of the features shown in New
    Orleans this week for VFP 7 significantly strengthen VFP's position.
    The integration of VFP 7 into the Visual Studio shell takes away a lot
    of the sense that VFP is a step-child in VS. I think a lot of
    developers who get VS7 are going to find VFP in there and take a look
    at it. (For that matter, it's happened a fair amount with VS6.)

    Tamar

  13. #13
    John C. Gunvaldson Guest

    Re: VFP7... last version?????

    Hi Lew,

    I was on the Microsoft Beta Test for VFP 4.0 - became 5.0. I actually have
    about 3 CD's - various versions of the Beta - that are Labeled "Visual
    FoxPro 4.0" --

    How's that for a collectors item

    Morning all --


    John C. Gunvaldson, CNE, MCP
    DataQuick Information Systems
    La Jolla, Ca


    "Lew Schwartz" <lew@clsystems.com> wrote in message
    news:392533a2@news.devx.com...
    > The rumors are absolutely correct. 6.0sp3 *is* the last, until 7.0 is
    > released. Then 7.0 will be the last. After that, I'm betting on 8.0. I

    guess
    > there are those still waiting for 4.0.
    >
    >




  14. #14
    Craig Berntson Guest

    Re: VFP7... last version?????

    Don't be too sure...I've heard talk of an SP4.

    --
    Craig Berntson, MCSD
    Managing Director
    eSolutions Services, LLC
    www.esolserv.com
    Microsoft FoxPro MVP
    Salt Lake City Fox User Group


    Lew Schwartz <lew@clsystems.com> wrote in message
    news:392533a2@news.devx.com...
    > The rumors are absolutely correct. 6.0sp3 *is* the last, until 7.0 is
    > released. Then 7.0 will be the last. After that, I'm betting on 8.0. I

    guess
    > there are those still waiting for 4.0.
    >
    >




  15. #15
    Craig Berntson Guest

    Re: VFP7... last version?????

    Tamar...you're absolutely correct. Being inside the VS shell will definately
    help VFP.

    --
    Craig Berntson, MCSD
    Managing Director
    eSolutions Services, LLC
    www.esolserv.com
    Microsoft FoxPro MVP
    Salt Lake City Fox User Group


    <Tamar E. Granor> wrote in message
    news:YjslOV8N0IS5OJ6X1EBNqIu2qJ+j@4ax.com...
    > On 18 May 2000 04:55:50 -0700, "Sylvain Bujold" <sylvain@ntechweb.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >HI,
    > >
    > >I heard a rumor telling that VFP 7 will be the last version of Foxpro

    that
    > >Microsoft will devellop???? Is it true or is it only a rumor?????
    > >
    > >Thanks,
    > >Sylvain Bujold

    >
    > I think it's worth noting that several of the features shown in New
    > Orleans this week for VFP 7 significantly strengthen VFP's position.
    > The integration of VFP 7 into the Visual Studio shell takes away a lot
    > of the sense that VFP is a step-child in VS. I think a lot of
    > developers who get VS7 are going to find VFP in there and take a look
    > at it. (For that matter, it's happened a fair amount with VS6.)
    >
    > Tamar




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