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From: Doug McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Last rites
Date: Mon, 09 May 2011 06:55:37 -0500
On 5/8/2011 10:36 PM, Mike Ferguson wrote:
> 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.
Why not plain C++ plus MySQL?
Why a very non-standard thing like Python or Delphi?