Clipper Employee's and or Expert - Where are they now

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Clipper_Lives

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Jan 30, 2019, 4:39:38 PM1/30/19
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I wanted to start a thread on the developers/employees who use to work
at Nantucket and/or Clipper after CA bought Clipper. I would like to
know what you have been doing after your clipper days. Are you
retired, master another development platform, on the lecture tour,
ect.. Also, people who wrote Clipper books and commercial libraries. Here are some names of people that come to mind.
Savannah Brentnall
Rick Spence
Richard McConnell
Brian Russell
Kevin Shepherd
Jon P. Rognerud
Dennis Dias
David Dodson
Fred Ho
Steve Stantley
Al Acker
Greg Lief

These are just a few names. I sure that are plenty more. So if you
know anything about these or other persons that work on Clipper. Then lets play "WHERE ARE THEY NOW?"

Johan Nel

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Jan 30, 2019, 11:13:22 PM1/30/19
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Hi Alvin,

Well unfortunately I am not sure who even still monitor this NG
anymore.  You might want to post this message in the following forums:

comp.lang.xharbour
c.l.c.visual-objects
www.xsharp.eu

Of these only xharbout/xsharp are having regular posts.

Of the names, Al Acker is still around.  Last had contact with him
approx 3 years ago.  Moved onto XBase++ then Vulcan.NET.

I, although I will not classify myself in the WHO'S WHO list of Clipper
have moved on from there to VO/Vulcan.NET/XSharp.  Am now 100% committed
to using XSharp (X#).

[Trying to] Keep XBase alive in South Africa... :-)

Johan Nel
George, South Africa.

Pilks

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Jan 31, 2019, 9:51:12 AM1/31/19
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Alvin

Like Johan says, The other forums will get more of a response. I only check in here because I have not removed this forum from my favorites yet.

Also from South Africa and possibly the only other Clipper / VO / XSharp developer still here from SA. Also am on the downhill towards retirement and am doing all new development in web apps (php & mysql).

Certainly not a Clipper original guru but been involved since 1988 (Summer '87)

Richard

Mr. Man-wai Chang

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Feb 1, 2019, 10:32:14 AM2/1/19
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On 1/31/2019 5:39 AM, Clipper_Lives wrote:
> ect.. Also, people who wrote Clipper books and commercial libraries. Here are some names of people that come to mind.
> Savannah Brentnall
> Rick Spence
> Richard McConnell
> Brian Russell
> Kevin Shepherd
> Jon P. Rognerud
> Dennis Dias
> David Dodson
> Fred Ho
> Steve Stantley
> Al Acker
> Greg Lief
>
> These are just a few names. I sure that are plenty more. So if you

Given the age of the first Clipper Summer '87 compiler... they should be
really old by now! ;)

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paulk...@gmail.com

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Feb 13, 2020, 8:49:36 AM2/13/20
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On Thursday, 31 January 2019 16:51:12 UTC+2, Rich Pilks wrote:

> Also from South Africa and possibly the only other Clipper / VO / XSharp
> developer still here from SA.

Interesting ... I came across this group while searching for something else. I am also from South Africa (Cape Town) and worked in Clipper for years in the 1980's and 1990's. In fact, I wrote a Sports Statistics app in Clipper for capturing and viewing of cricket, rugby, soccer and tennis matches and F1 grands prix, which is still being downloaded from my web site decades after I first wrote it! It was, and still is, free (see www.paulkilfoil.co.za/CompuSport.aspx).Unfortunately I'm having trouble keeping up with the data capture these days, so the actual data in the downloadable version is a little out of date ...
I'm now working mostly in C#, ASP.NET and SQL Server.

- Paul Kilfoil
www.paulkilfoil.co.za

paulk...@gmail.com

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Feb 13, 2020, 8:51:51 AM2/13/20
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Rats, I see that URL got messed up. It should be

www.paulkilfoil.co.za/CompuSport.aspx

Johan Nel

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Feb 13, 2020, 2:10:21 PM2/13/20
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Hi Paul,

Good to hear there are still some South African Clipper heads lurking
around.

Well, maybe you should join the latest Clipper trend.  XSharp (X#)... 
See the link in my signature.
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*Johan Nel*
FOX member : Friend(s) of XSharp
X# Website : https://xsharp.info
George, South Africa

paulk...@gmail.com

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Feb 13, 2020, 11:47:27 PM2/13/20
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> Hi Paul,
>
> Good to hear there are still some South African Clipper heads lurking
> around.
>
> Well, maybe you should join the latest Clipper trend.  XSharp (X#)... 
> See the link in my signature.

Hey Johan

Well, I can no longer call myself a "Clipper Head" - last time I compiled that freeware app of mine was in July 2013! I've thrown my hat into the C#/ASP.NET/SQL ring. Although X# does sound like a pretty good initiative and I'll certainly keep an eye on it.
Paul Kilfoil
www.paulkilfoil.co.za

Johan Nel

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Feb 14, 2020, 1:59:25 AM2/14/20
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Hi Paul,

On 2020/02/14 06:47, paulk...@gmail.com wrote:
> Hey Johan
> Well, I can no longer call myself a "Clipper Head" - last time I compiled that freeware app of mine was in July 2013! I've thrown my hat into the C#/ASP.NET/SQL ring. Although X# does sound like a pretty good initiative and I'll certainly keep an eye on it.

Well last time I compiled a Clipper application was in 2001. Then
finally had everything ported to VO.  Last VO compile happened in 2010,
then onto Vulcan and now a fully X# developer... with some c#/aspx

Will look out for you on the X# forums!
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George Jereza

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Sep 29, 2020, 11:44:02 PM9/29/20
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On Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 1:39:38 PM UTC-8, Clipper_Lives wrote:

>
> These are just a few names. I sure that are plenty more. So if you
> know anything about these or other persons that work on Clipper. Then lets play "WHERE ARE THEY NOW?"

You've never heard of me. But, I'm here because I found out I could run Lotus 123 2.01, dBase III+, and WordPerfect 5.1 in Dosbox in Windows 10. Wow, almost 40 years later!

This motivated me to rummage in the basement and I found original 5.25" disks for Summer '87, Clipper 5.01, dBXL, Arago, UI Programmer, Blinker, Funcky, dClip, Gensys, SuperLib, dBase III+, WP5.1, etc. Found some of them in 3.5 inch diskettes too. Also, found two old laptops, but unfortunately neither had 5.25 inch drives and only 3.5 inch drives. :-(

I used to run a Clipper specific bulletin board system in the 1980's called The Clipboard BBS which at that time I thought had the biggest collection of dBase related programs online. I'm regretting that I didn't preserve that box with the BBS intact. I should have kept it and booted it up every few years. I had tons of files. If memory serves me right I think I was running it using PCBoard BBS software and Desqview running on top of either MS-DOS 6.22, DR-DOS, or OS/2.

I saw a few old PC parts in the basement too including a loose HD 5.25 floppy drive. I'm tempted to build a DOS PC and see if I can rebuild my old BBS. I'm also wondering if I can still remember how to compile Clipper source files. I thought I had an IDE of sorts back then where you can set break points and trace points buy I've forgotten the name of the program.

After my Clipper and SysOp days, I ran a Novell network running another legacy platform called Advanced Revelation (AREV) for a Fortune 100 company. Now that I'm retired from IT management, I'm very tempted to pick up building that PC with the BBS as a hobby. But I'm not sure if it'll work though without POTS line (plain old telephone service) connected to the Xircom modems in the laptops. Maybe I'll read some old dBase, 123, WP books for fun. Amazon here I come!

Mr. Man-wai Chang

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Oct 8, 2020, 4:26:01 AM10/8/20
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On 30/9/2020 11:44 AM, George Jereza wrote:
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> After my Clipper and SysOp days, I ran a Novell network running another legacy platform called Advanced Revelation (AREV) for a Fortune 100 company. Now that I'm retired from IT management, I'm very tempted to pick up building that PC with the BBS as a hobby. But I'm not sure if it'll work though without POTS line (plain old telephone service) connected to the Xircom modems in the laptops. Maybe I'll read some old dBase, 123, WP books for fun. Amazon here I come!
>

There are TCP/IP modem gateway programs to make your BBS accessible from
internet, in addition to dial-up modems.

Check out this BBS: http://smartiesbbs.no-ip.org/

Talk to its sysop if needed.

Mr. Man-wai Chang

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Oct 8, 2020, 4:27:09 AM10/8/20
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On 8/10/2020 4:24 PM, Mr. Man-wai Chang wrote:
> On 30/9/2020 11:44 AM, George Jereza wrote:
>>
>> After my Clipper and SysOp days, I ran a Novell network running another legacy platform called Advanced Revelation (AREV) for a Fortune 100 company. Now that I'm retired from IT management, I'm very tempted to pick up building that PC with the BBS as a hobby. But I'm not sure if it'll work though without POTS line (plain old telephone service) connected to the Xircom modems in the laptops. Maybe I'll read some old dBase, 123, WP books for fun. Amazon here I come!
>>
>
> There are TCP/IP modem gateway programs to make your BBS accessible from
> internet, in addition to dial-up modems.
>
> Check out this BBS: http://smartiesbbs.no-ip.org/
>
> Talk to its sysop if needed.
>

Forgot to say: DOSBox has dial-up modem emulation via internet
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