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Re: I heard a Rumor about Oracle 7 and Forms

From: Lynne Case <lynne_at_hightop.hac.com>
Date: 17 Nov 92 18:34:04 GMT
Message-ID: <24048@hacgate.SCG.HAC.COM>

In article <1711_at_niktow.canisius.edu>, pavlov_at_niktow.canisius.edu (Greg Pavlov) writes:
|> In article <1992Nov13.184731.21707_at_cs.rochester.edu>, zhang_at_cs.rochester.edu (Zhang Ju) writes:
|> >
|> > I heard a rumor which goes that the delay of ORACLE 7 is because of its
|> > incompatibility with Forms 3. So Oracle 7 is actually waiting for Forms 4.
|> >
|> I wouldn't worry about this too much. ORACLE uses product release dates as
|> a marketing tool: don't buy Brand x because we have a New Improved coming
|> out that will run circles around it. As far as I am aware, ORACLE has never
|> come close to meeting an ADVERTISED release date - tho it may be meeting
|> internally-set deadlines, I don't know - and is usually very creative in
|> the many reasons given (directly and via "rumor") why the release is "delayed"

I agree. If you waited this long for Oracle 7 you might as well wait a little longer. I went to Oracle's corporate office two years ago so they could tell us all about how great Oracle 7 is going to be. We have since won the contract they were trying to sell us version 7 for. I am glad that we know better than to listen to the bull**** that comes out of their marketing department, because our customer might be expecting us to actually deliver something with a product that STILL hasn't been released.

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Received on Tue Nov 17 1992 - 12:34:04 CST

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