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From: Mike Ferguson <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Last rites
Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 20:36:46 -0700 (PDT)
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Well two tweets a month, on the two evenings a month he works on it, were not
exactly indicative of very active development.

Also I was thinking recently of whether Genbox is written in VB6 or not. I know
TMG is, and Microsoft is set to cutoff all support for VB6 (already discontinued
now) in 2016. And since from what I have read the supposed conversion utility
to convert VB6 code to Visual.NET does not actually work well, programmers are
facing lots of time spent in manual conversion. I have wondered if any of the
top genealogy programs will dump Microsoft's locked in framework totally and
just move to Python or Delphi + MySQL or something. It would be a pretty big
disincentive to a programmer to be coming out with a VB6 upgrade now and then
know that the next major upgrade will mostly be code conversion.

BTW, anyone know if Genbox runs in WINE on Linux?

----- Original Message ----
From: Rod Tilyard <>
Sent: Sun, May 8, 2011 10:41:27 PM
Subject: [GENBOX] Last rites

Looks like development has stopped again. Oh well, another two years.

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