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Free software replacement for Oracle Forms [message #448664] Wed, 24 March 2010 10:05 Go to next message
Frank Naude
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The FSF are looking for a replacement for Oracle Forms and identified it as a "High Priority Free Software Project":

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We need a compatible free software replacement for Oracle Forms that works with free SQL databases. This software would allow people currently using the proprietary Oracle DB to more easily migrate to a free software database system, without having to rewrite all of their user-interface applications.

Ways to help. If you are interested in working on this project, please contact us at campaigns@fsf.org.


For more info, see http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/priority.html/#oracle
Re: Free software replacement for Oracle Forms [message #448669 is a reply to message #448664] Wed, 24 March 2010 10:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cookiemonster
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That's impressively ambitious. Oracle forms is pretty complicated piece of kit.
Re: Free software replacement for Oracle Forms [message #477528 is a reply to message #448669] Fri, 01 October 2010 07:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
spume
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We at Quintessence Systems are working on a Java (JSF) replacement for Oracle Forms due for release on Beta in December. It won't be free, but it will offer a price benefit vs. Oracle licences, and bring many other advantages. The O/F product is stuck due to being written in C++ in 'write-only' style making it a serious headache to update or even fix bugs. We are currently looking for Forms-using partners to help progress our Yoforms project - see www.yoforms.com. Re the ability to use the Forms replacement with other databases, that should not be a problem provided that the existing Forms application does not exploit features specific to Oracle DB that are not supported in the replacement DB.
Re: Free software replacement for Oracle Forms [message #494532 is a reply to message #477528] Tue, 15 February 2011 10:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mkhalil
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May we ask FSF Why they intend to do so?
Re: Free software replacement for Oracle Forms [message #496030 is a reply to message #494532] Wed, 23 February 2011 21:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Velcroman
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I wonder if ORACLE will ever get the message that obtaining application licencing and applications is like pulling teeth out of two elephants while they are mating. If doen't take 2 years for something to happen but is sure feels like it! Just remember FREEWARE is BUGWARE! You can not say that ORACLE*Forms doesn't do the job.
icon14.gif  Re: Free software replacement for Oracle Forms [message #496083 is a reply to message #448664] Thu, 24 February 2011 05:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
spume
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Just a little update on QSL's Forms replacement product. As is often the case with software development, (1) it's going really well and (2) it's taking longer than expected. We have abandoned the JSF approach previously mentioned as frankly JSF is not up to the job, instead we are deploying via Java Servlet and lightweight AJAX connection to the browser. A demo version should be available to 'development partners' in early March 2011, featuring the full 'drive train' from the Oracle database through to the browser - but lacking full PL/SQL functionality. Anyone interested to find out more, check out www.yoforms.com/. We are also looking for additional 'development partners' - for details see www.quintessencesystems.com/yopartner.html.
Re: Free software replacement for Oracle Forms [message #497335 is a reply to message #496083] Fri, 04 March 2011 20:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
PITSS
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To transform the forms software architecture is key. Where ever you wan to migrate to it is essential to protect most of the business-logic without re-writing the 20year old forms runtime engine.
Check out our process/methodology at www.pitssamerica.com
http://www.pitssamerica.com/pitsscon/formstoadf.html

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Re: Free software replacement for Oracle Forms [message #548751 is a reply to message #497335] Mon, 26 March 2012 00:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
shahzad-ul-hasan
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iron speed deisgner is best for replace oracle form its web based solution and also che alpha 9
Re: Free software replacement for Oracle Forms [message #549462 is a reply to message #548751] Fri, 30 March 2012 12:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sticker Printing
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he message that obtaining application licencing and applications is like pulling teeth. That's impressively ambitious. Oracle forms is pretty complicated piece of kit.
Re: Free software replacement for Oracle Forms [message #589254 is a reply to message #448664] Wed, 03 July 2013 13:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marcogv
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Registered: October 2012
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It is as crazy as it sound.
Didn't lost your time.
Write your applications again!
Re: Free software replacement for Oracle Forms [message #617728 is a reply to message #589254] Thu, 03 July 2014 01:55 Go to previous message
azamkhan
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Dear FSF People,

What kind of technical people are you guys looking for. I mean what kind of background do they should have to working on this project of yours?
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