Magic for Windows and Btrieve reliability - is anybody really happy?

Geoff Greig <geoffg@...>


You are not the only one concerned about the reliability of Magic and Btrieve.

It seems with all the releases and patches to both Magic and Btrieve and hardly ever a list of what bugs that the relase or patch
fixes that it is becoming ever more difficult to support end users.

My recient Btrieve locking problems required days of work to eventually come up with a work around.

It is not much use having the fastest development system, if you then have to spend days on work arounds to problems that sould
never have existed.

Geoff Greig
No 1 Software protection Hatr
Currently in Melbourne Australia

slevine@... wrote:

From: slevine@...

Back in the old days (through Magic 5), the combination of Magic and
Btrieve was "rock-solid" - When something didn't work, it was because
of something I did wrong - virtually without exception.

Recently, however, I'm seeing an increasing number of
significant problems on the maillist related to the combination of
Magic 7-8/Btrieve 6.15/7 on multiuser systems. Some of the issues
relate to speed, others to record and file locking. I have the
uncomfortable feeling that many of the issues raised are not curable
by "tuning", but are the result of design problems in Magic or Btrieve
(or both).

Clearly the correspondence here is heavily weighted toward solving
problems, and in that context I'd be interested in hearing about
"success stories" - that is, large multiuser systems which work
quickly and reliably - and how you got them to function that way.

Thanks in advance.

Sherm Levine

Sherman Levine
Management of Information Technologies, Inc
(914)-967-7212 voice
(914)-967-7460 fax

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