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Ludlow Bay

Member Since 04 Apr 2004
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In Topic: Release Date for RM8

17 March 2019 - 02:55 PM

If I may say so, I think it's an error to lay one's frustrations on the heads of small specialized software companies. I know nothing of the economics of software publishing, but it's clear that if one wants to hire a full-time programmer at, say, $50,000 per annum, that one has to sell 1000 copies of a $50 software package every year just to pay the programmer alone -- and one hasn't even begun to pay for overhead, taxes, food for the family, a roof over one's head, and the services of a charming and technically adept person who has to write "confirming this is on the enhancement request list" on the forum, probably more often than she cares to.



Lack of a profitable business model is not an excuse for mediocrity.

In Topic: Release Date for RM8

16 March 2019 - 08:07 AM

RM's long-standing business model has been to introduce a little flash and ask for cash.  Combine that with the uber-insulting "confirming this is on the enhancement request list" and you know exactly what Bruze Buzbee thinks of the customer base that has supported him for 30+ years.  I learned long ago not to be taken in by his flashy baubles and meaningless promises.

In Topic: Crash on Closing in Sqlite

15 December 2018 - 07:52 PM

I have tried running the db toolset.  The first tool found three problems and fixed them.  I then ran the remaining tools.  Then I did a backup.  I closed the app and got the sqlite error.  Then I opened the app and did a restore.  I ran the tools again and repeat.  I still get the error.


The app becomes inconsistent and eventually hangs.  


Worse yet this same problems happen with this db on Windows!



The problem has been addressed by Bruce Buzbee in - of all places - Facebook.   Why would anyone think they should check here for answers?

In Topic: Release Date for RM8

03 December 2018 - 07:29 PM

Getting a feature request onto the enhancement list is not the same thing as a commitment that the feature will be added to the product.



The "enhancement list" was invented to shut up those who expect timely upgrades and meaningful improvements.   No different than the highly ineffective "suggestion box" at work.

In Topic: Could not bind socket

27 May 2018 - 10:25 PM