Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2007 17:43 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Microsoft Microsoft has announced that it will not be releasing any new versions of its Visual FoxPro development software past Version 9.0, but the company will continue to support the technology through 2015. Instead of releasing new versions of FoxPro, Microsoft will release core portions of the FoxPro software to its CodePlex community development site, said Alan Griver, a group manager within the Microsoft Visual Studio team, which leads the FoxPro team.
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RE[2]: Putting The Fox To Sleep
by Sphinx on Thu 15th Mar 2007 13:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Putting The Fox To Sleep"
Sphinx
Member since:
2005-07-09

You guys must be talking about some other product I thought they bought because they couldn't compete with then cannibalized turned into a server and put the rest into a client that neither were as good as the original product that they let languish hardly marketing with no place in their office package then killed?

Edited 2007-03-15 13:47

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RE[3]: Putting The Fox To Sleep
by Rayz on Thu 15th Mar 2007 15:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Putting The Fox To Sleep"
Rayz Member since:
2006-06-24

Well obviously, you thought wrong.

Rather than 'killing' it, Foxpro continued to develop and improve.

http://www.foxprohistory.org/foxprotimeline.htm

And now, they release it to the community while stating they're going to support it for some time.

Before complaining about it, perhaps you should take a look at the huge dungpile of abandoned projects littering sourceforge?

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Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

Unless my english fails me

will release core portions != And now, they release it to the community

"We believe that by working with the community to continue to allow the FoxPro technology to be enhanced, that will help" developers who currently have projects written in FoxPro, Griver said.

Glad you feel the love, the only support besides their tech support I read about in that article is in migration to .NET by releasing, "core portions", that will interface to it.

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