Subject Re: [firebird-support] reporting with FireBird
Author Alexandre Benson Smith
Sam Hunt wrote:

>I used Crystal 7/8 with their free Delphi 5/6 VCL dropin and it worked
>great. Virtually anything you could do with CR7/8, the product, you
>could do with the Delphi component. However, when I moved to Delphi 7
>Ent, I had to use an updated CR component AND an updated CR 9.02 (name
>of the game. rt?) - just a little too much for me. I updated my D5
>Report Builder Pro to D7 RB Std and am very happy.
>The CR people are missing the boat here. If I deliver an app that is CR
>compatible, my users are likely to buy the req'd CR version. I
>understand dev software must be compatible, but I sometimes think they
>build the hooks to please their marketing dept.s, rather than
>considering poor (very poor these days!) developers.
>Good luck.
>Sam Hunt
I have CR 7 Professional Edition that has a royalty free runt-time.

I was looking forward ot upgrade it to version XI, but one of the things
that stops me is that there is no more free run-time, My customers will
need to buy the Crystal too. Looks to me a very stupid idea from
Business Objects. BO is just shooting it's feet.

see you !

Alexandre Benson Smith
THOR Software e Comercial Ltda
Santo Andre - Sao Paulo - Brazil