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VFP8 and sp2

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    Hi,

     

    We currently are using VFP8 w/sp1 and have avoided the upgrade for a variety of reasons. Primarly the time to update our client base. However in reading the SP2 fix list it looks like there are fixes for VFP8 and VFP7. Should this service pack be applied to a VFP 8 installation? Or are we forced to make the jump to VFP9?

     

    Thanks!

     

    Friday, November 16, 2007 2:25 PM

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  • It is only for version 9. Dont't make "the jump" to 9 only for SP2 reason.

     

    Friday, November 16, 2007 2:36 PM
  • The SP2 you are reading about that fixes so much is to be applied to VFP9 only.

    Any issues you have with VFP8 won't be fixed since there will be no future service packs for VFP8.

    You are only "forced" to jump to VFP9 if you want those fixes and a lot of other new features that were never in VFP8 that I think are really great.  If you were waiting for fixes, VFP9 and SP2 are your fixes.  So, you can move to it and update your client base with the very latest.  To preserve your VFP8 reports, you will become familiar with SET REPORTBEHAVIOR 80 until you are comfortable with the newer object-assisted reporting technology that is now in VFP9.

     

    SET REPORTBEHAVIOR Command
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms973093(VS.80).aspx

    Friday, November 16, 2007 5:27 PM

All replies

  • It is only for version 9. Dont't make "the jump" to 9 only for SP2 reason.

     

    Friday, November 16, 2007 2:36 PM
  • The SP2 you are reading about that fixes so much is to be applied to VFP9 only.

    Any issues you have with VFP8 won't be fixed since there will be no future service packs for VFP8.

    You are only "forced" to jump to VFP9 if you want those fixes and a lot of other new features that were never in VFP8 that I think are really great.  If you were waiting for fixes, VFP9 and SP2 are your fixes.  So, you can move to it and update your client base with the very latest.  To preserve your VFP8 reports, you will become familiar with SET REPORTBEHAVIOR 80 until you are comfortable with the newer object-assisted reporting technology that is now in VFP9.

     

    SET REPORTBEHAVIOR Command
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms973093(VS.80).aspx

    Friday, November 16, 2007 5:27 PM