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Conversion of character based code

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Conversion of character based code

  • We are looking at either replacing or upgrading our

    Progress based application. It is currently in character

    based (UNIX) format are are intrested in how difficult it

    would be to migrate that code to a gui based client/server

    based application.

    Thanks

  • "Chuck" wrote:

    >

    >We are looking at either replacing or upgrading our

    >Progress based application. It is currently in character

    >

    >based (UNIX) format are are intrested in how difficult

    >it

    >would be to migrate that code to a gui based client/server

    >based application.

    >

    >Thanks

    >

    >

    Having looked into this ourselves, I can only tell what our experience was and the path we took. Our app was written in v7.3E. We tried a port into v8 GUI with disasterous results. It seems that character coding styles are anything but compatible with GUI program styles (as expected). We tried it simply to prove a point.

    We did, however, write a GUI front end using VB, asp and the Merant ODBC package. This served us quite well in that we lost nothing in hardware investment (terminals etc), and we suddenly had a windows desktop AND internet interface to our old app with all the added features that entails.