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From: "Andre Switala" <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Is Genbox up to the challenge?
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 13:37:08 -0400
I completely understand that it takes time and testing... One can best
see this if one follows the Mozilla projects and how the number of
bugs develops over time (as well as the bug fixes). I was just
generally interested in hearing that a new version is probably in the
works, since I am trying to figure out which software to use in the
I currently have both, Legacy 6 and Genbox 3.7.1 - I use the former to
enter data, since I discovered Genbox later and am now used to the
Legacy way of data entry. However, I switched to Genbox from time to
time for charts or reports. Knowing that Genbox is still developed may
convince me to go through the learning process of adapting Genbox
completely, since there is one thing that Legacy cannot give me (and
won't with version 7 either) - UTF-8 support. I have some Polish
roots, and not being able to enter Polish characters just drives me
nuts. There are work arrounds of course, but it is still a pain...
Anyway, thanks for the info... I appreciate the input.
On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 12:28 PM, <> wrote:
> Good Day Andre,
> Bill is very likely the only one who could answer your question, however typically software release is not announced before the developer decides the application is ready. All too often fixing one bug creates several others.
> The Silicon Valley company where I work is installing the new release (two applications for treatment and about 30+ applications for patient planning/management/scheduling from four development teams worldwide) this month. Management and product marketing want the release 'immediately'. Development is scrambling to fix the major bugs, with QA doing incremental testing. And, Friday afternoon Regulatory decided the warning messages in the treatment software did not meet FDA and other worldwide regulatory requirements and want the software changed 'immediately'. With the first customer installation scheduled for mid-month (about a week's work for the installers), it is definitely hectic here at the moment.
> Most of us are very interested (to put it mildly) in the release of Genbox 4. Unfortunately our rushing Bill will not release the software before he decides the software is ready.
> -------------- Original message --------------
> From: "Andre Switala" <>
> > > Legacy and Genbox
> > > are in the 'soon to be released' category apparently.
> > Is there any guesstimate out there about when a new version of Genbox
> > will be released? I tried to look around on the web, but couldn't
> > really find anything.
> > Andre
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