[Gambas-user] Couldn't help but laugh, most of you will understand.

Christof Thalhofer chrisml at deganius.de
Fri Nov 13 09:53:17 CET 2020

Am 13.11.20 um 00:42 schrieb jose.rodriguez at cenpalab.cu:

> Not your fault, but I don't find it very funny...

If anyone has problems with bugs in Gambas please try something like
Microsoft Access.

I did!

From one version to the next MS removed functionality, because you could
work with foreign databases with it and they wanted to force the people
to MS SQL server. They removed methods I used 700 times in my code on
their recommendation before!

We could not debug bugs, because a lot was behind the black wall of
closed source. We could not even report bugs.

If someone told MS that there was an annoying bug they often denied it
and firms had to pay thousands of dollars to them to at least take a look.

It took me ten years to get out of this sticky mud.

I know exactly why I use open source. I know a lot of open source
software diamonds I work with and can rely on. But for me three of them
stand out: Postgresql, TeX and Gambas.

Software is complex, there will always be bugs like warts on the skin
especially in a piece of software that stands on the shoulders of others
like it is with Gambas. But the benefits outweigh a lot and I wish I
could have enjoyed them much earlier in my life.

Alles Gute

Christof Thalhofer

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