Eloquence VAR Letter, Dec. 1998
Böblingen, Dec. 18, 1998
Dear Eloquence Partner,
The Eloquence business had a very positive development in 1998
and I want to say thank you for your contribution. In addition to
the many installations on HP-UX platforms we have seen a growing
number of installations on LINUX platforms and we expect even
higher numbers in the future. Eloquence on LINUX platforms
is more than just available. It is a fully supported development
environment for commercial applications.
Let me say thank you as well to our development partner Marxmeier
Software GmbH. They have done an excellent job with the current
version A.06.10 and are close to deliver version A.06.20.
Eventually you had a chance to work with the beta test version or
you have visited our Eloquence homepage
and know about improvements and additional functionality.
The most exciting new functionality is character mode support on
Windows 32 bit platforms. Legacy applications - including QUERY and
FORMS utilities - can now be used on Windows 32 bit platforms as
they could be used on HP-UX and LINUX platforms.
We know from many partners that they didn't want to redesign/rewrite
their software to use dialogs instead of character I/O and therefore
couldn't offer their a pplications on Windows 32 bit platforms.
Another important improvement is the compatibility of the Eloquence
database to Turbo Image on MPE platforms. This will allow to port
Turbo Image based applications to HP-UX, Windows 32 bit and LINUX
platforms. Actually a large HP3000 Software development company has
decided to use Eloquence for this purpose and we expect others to follow.
Planned release/shipment for version A.06.20: January 22, 1999.
The new version will also be available for download from the
FTP-server and it will be distributed to all Eloquence users who
have an active support contract for B1368B with License to use options
and with media update option B00.
It is important to note that the new version will utilize a new and
different licensing scheme and will require a new license key. During
installation a temporary license key for 4 weeks will be generated.
If you want to use Eloquence on this system beyond this evaluation
period, you can request a permanent license key for this system if any
of the following conditions apply:
- Active License-to-Use contract for B1368B Opt AH0 or B1368B Opt 000
with additional user licenses. Please note that new License-to-use
contracts with Marxmeier Software AG starting not later than
February 1st will be included.
- Purchase of B1368B Version A.06.10 within the last 6 months.
- New purchase
- Purchase of B1368B Opt UEJ (Upgrade option)
Eloquence license keys can be requested on-line on the
Eloquence web site at
http://eloquence.marxmeier.com/license/ or by fax at the
Eloquence support at Marxmeier Software AG.
New Product Options and Listprices
With the new Eloquence version A.06.20 a new option 032 for 32
user licenses will be introduced, option 099 will be deleted.
New listprices will reflect the value that was added to Eloquence.
However, for typical configurations up to 18 users listprices are
almost the same than before. Is there any other development environment
to beat the price/performance ratio of Eloquence?
Eloquence beyond Version A.06.20.
Eloquence will be improved and expanded continuously. One of the
major efforts for 1999 will focus on Eloquence functionality to
allow easy integration of existing or new Eloquence applications
into the world wide web.
Another important request will also be realized: Language and Database
will offer numerical variables with 15 digit precision.
Please don't hesitate to suggest enhancements. We will evaluate and
use your inputs for our investment decisions.
You can help!
We want to attract new Eloquence partners and users. And this is
how you can help:
- provide information about your product/ service offering
- provide the names of reference customers
- provide success stories
Please send email to Jürgen Schumm
Our Eloquence homepage and our mailing list are perfect tools to
hold and distribute such kind of information. A success story can be
more convincing than even the best technical feature list.
Thanks to all who have contributed so far and thanks to all who decide
to so now.
Finally, I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas
and a Successful and Happy New Year.
With best regards,
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