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using expired products license problem [message #216999] Wed, 31 January 2007 04:32 Go to next message
bookhelp852
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Our company needs to buy an specific application developed years ago, using Oracle 8i. The product has been working perfectly for others during these years, but Oracle 8i is desupported now.
The cost of software upgrade (to support Oracle 10g) is not acceptable for us. Does anybody have any idea about a legal solution for this problem?

thanks
David

[Updated on: Wed, 31 January 2007 04:32]

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Re: using expired products license problem [message #217000 is a reply to message #216999] Wed, 31 January 2007 04:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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Did you consider Oracle 10g Express Edition (XE)? I don't know anything about the application you are about to use, XE has its limitations but - you might take a look.
Re: using expired products license problem [message #217003 is a reply to message #217000] Wed, 31 January 2007 04:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bookhelp852
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Before thinking about software upgrade, we are looking for some kind of legal license for the old version (8i).
thank you.

[Updated on: Wed, 31 January 2007 04:56]

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Re: using expired products license problem [message #217141 is a reply to message #217003] Wed, 31 January 2007 17:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I would expect that the licence cost for Oracle 8i would be the same as for Oracle 10g.

David
Re: using expired products license problem [message #217196 is a reply to message #217141] Thu, 01 February 2007 02:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just in addition to my previous post (and David's one too): Oracle XE is free - you won't have to pay anything for it.
Re: using expired products license problem [message #217241 is a reply to message #217196] Thu, 01 February 2007 05:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bookhelp852
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it seems we have to test to see if that OCI based application can work on Oracle XE. Thanks a lot for your message.

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Re: using expired products license problem [message #217278 is a reply to message #217241] Thu, 01 February 2007 07:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I don't get that. First you say you cannot afford the upgrade of the product to support Oracle 10g, now you say that if the Oracle license is free, your product can run on 10g.
Re: using expired products license problem [message #217322 is a reply to message #217278] Thu, 01 February 2007 12:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(Lack of) money can move the mountains. Or even upgrade the code.
Re: using expired products license problem [message #217608 is a reply to message #217278] Sat, 03 February 2007 00:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bookhelp852
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Since I post my question here, there are good news, let me explain a little more:
There is a huge amount of C source code, using OCI (oracle call interface) API. If used parts of OCI are the same in Oracle 8i and Oracle 10g, then the only overhead is probably re-compiling sources (this overhead is acceptable). Application provider is trying to avoid upgrading source codes, but they can try to re-compile and do some tests.
After seeing the replies, I have asked the provider to try re-compiling sources using oracle XE.

thanks
- David

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Re: using expired products license problem [message #217617 is a reply to message #217608] Sat, 03 February 2007 03:38 Go to previous message
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If it is not a problem, would you, please, return after software provider recompiles the code? I'd like to know results of their effort.
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