The future of ReportPro

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ecos
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1. Your RP Version RP2[X] RP3[ ]
2. Uses [X] VO [X] XSharp
3. As a database you use. [X] DBFs [X]Temporary DBFs [later] SQL
4. Approximately how many installations of RP2 you have [X] 0-100 [ ] 101 - 1000 [ ] > 1000
5. Approximately how many people will use RP in your company [X] 1-5 [ ] 6-20 [ ] > 20
6. Are you interested in participating in an alpha test: [X] Yes [ ] No
7. How much are you willing to pay for this upgrade. [ ] € 100 [ ] € 500 [X] € 1.000

Important for us is to have the sourcecode.

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vzeljko
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Post by vzeljko »

1. Your RP Version RP2[x] RP3[ ]
2. Uses [x] VO [x] XSharp
3. As a database you use. [x] DBFs [ ]Temporary DBFs [ ] SQL
4. Approximately how many installations of RP2 you have [x] 0-100 [ ] 101 - 1000 [ ] > 1000
5. Approximately how many people will use RP in your company [x] 1-5 [ ] 6-20 [ ] > 20
6. Are you interested in participating in an alpha test: [x] Yes [ ] No
7. How much are you willing to pay for this upgrade. [x] € 100 [ ] € 500 ] € 1.000
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AlessandroV
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Post by AlessandroV »

that said, guys, are you serious? I, a hobbiest in the programming field, am #2 willing to even test a prerelease? And most are > willing to invest sparse 100€? What is your hourly fee, i wonder...
In fact, having a poor response could cause the project to be cancelled. Costs are important and without a serious feedback risks that we stop this project are possible. Thank you
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robert
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Post by robert »

Alessandro
AlessandroV post=25673 userid=3969 wrote:
that said, guys, are you serious? I, a hobbiest in the programming field, am #2 willing to even test a prerelease? And most are > willing to invest sparse 100€? What is your hourly fee, i wonder...
In fact, having a poor response could cause the project to be cancelled. Costs are important and without a serious feedback risks that we stop this project are possible. Thank you
I agree with you. I did put the price in the poll to see what this is worth to people.
But from the response we get so far, people are not really interested.
I see 9 responses, 7 x € 100. 2 x € 500 and 1 x € 1000.
That is simply not enough (at least not at this moment) to justify the development time and support time.
Maybe more response will follow?

Robert
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wriedmann
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Post by wriedmann »

Hi Robert,
PMFJI:
people are not really interested
I don't think people is not interested (leave me out as I don't use ReportPro), but they don't make the right assumptions about the price.

The correct calculation for ReportPro users is really simple:
- are the new features saving time to the programmer - then the saved time has a value
- help the new features acquire new users - then this has a value
- can the new features make customers buy upgrades, or can help they justify maintenance contracts - again, this has a value.

Based on these values one could say how much this upgrade is worth, and I'm pretty sure then the amounts will change a lot (leaving out people that works only for pleasure).

And specially when it comes to the use of open source software I have often encountered people that forgets that every work has to be paid in one or another form - and not paying for it can let to its discontinuation.

Wolfgang
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rjpajaron
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Post by rjpajaron »

Hello,

What we would like to know from you is the following:
1. RP3
2. XSharp
3. [y] DBFs [y]Temporary DBFs
4. Approximately how many installations of RP2 you have [ ] 0-100 [y] 101 - 1000 [ ] > 1000
5. Approximately how many people will use RP in your company [y] 1-5 [ ] 6-20 [ ] > 20
6. Are you interested in participating in an alpha test: [y] Yes [ ] No
7. How much are you willing to pay for this upgrade. [y] € 100 [y] € 500 ] € 1.000
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ArneOrtlinghaus
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Post by ArneOrtlinghaus »

We from INFOMINDS don't use Report Pro anymore.
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ChrisM
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Post by ChrisM »

We don't use ReportPro and would much prefer that any development time be spent on the RDD on top of SQL (through Ado.Net) and
Client/Server RDD.

Chris
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claudiocarletta
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Post by claudiocarletta »

1. La tua versione RP RP2[x] RP3[ ]
2. Utilizza [x] VO [ ] XSharp
3. Come database tu utilizzo. [ ] DBF [x] DBF temporanei [ ] SQL
4. Numero approssimativo di installazioni di RP2 di cui disponi [ 1 ] 0-100 [ ] 101 - 1000 [ ] > 1000
5. Approssimativamente quante persone useranno RP nella tua azienda [ 1 ] 1-5 [ ] 6-20 [ ] > 20
6. Sei interessato a partecipare a un alpha test: [ ] Sì [ x ] No
7. Quanto sei disposti a pagare per questo aggiornamento. [x] € 100 [ ] € 500 ] € 1.000
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Gfb22
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Post by Gfb22 »

Hi..
1. Your RP Version RP2[X ] RP3[ ]
2. Uses [ X] VO [ X] XSharp
3. As a database you use. [X ] DBFs [ ]Temporary DBFs [ ] SQL
4. Approximately how many installations of RP2 you have [ X] 0-100 [ ] 101 - 1000 [ ] > 1000
5. Approximately how many people will use RP in your company [X ] 1-5 [ ] 6-20 [ ] > 20
6. Are you interested in participating in an alpha test: [ X] Yes [X ] No
7. How much are you willing to pay for this upgrade. [ X] € 100 [ ] € 500 ] € 1.000
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