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As previously announced, all our efforts to save VWG have failed and I am now closing down the forums. See: https://forums.vwgsupport.com/showthread.php?tid=14764.

For further information on the closure and your options, see https://forums.vwgsupport.com/showthread.php?tid=14799

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  Forums and current services are closing down
Posted by: palli - 10-07-2016, 06:22 PM - Forum: Public Announcements - No Replies

Hi all,

Due to the latest developments, where there is no hope for the VWG rescue effort to succeed, we have now fully abandoned the idea of saving VWG via the rescue effort and that effort has been closed down.

Following this, I am now closing down the forums which will from now on be subscriber only with no public forums, accessible only to subscribers of my new services which I am about to launch. The only exception is the public announcements forum, which will remain as read only for everyone.  Information on my new services will be available upon request ONLY. Such a request should be sent to my email address, palli@vwgsupport.com. Before you request information on these new services, you should know that a) They are not free, b) They will help you continue using VWG in your applications, c) They require 12 month commitments, with the only exception being activations of older VWG licenses via offline activation assistance.

Those of you who have already expressed interest in these new services will receive a message within a day or two. 

Notes for active subscribers of my current (old) services: 

  • Recurring monthly subscriptions will stay active until their anniversary date and will NOT renew.
  • 6 and 12 month subscribers will have a choice to keep their current services until the anniversary date or remaining whole months can be valued propotionally and serve as partial payment for the new services, should they choose to subscribe to the new ones.

Palli

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  VWG Rescue mission has failed - now what ?
Posted by: palli - 09-14-2016, 06:47 PM - Forum: Public Announcements - Replies (1)

Hi All,

Since last February, we (first me personally, later TeamMacro as the VWG rescue mission) there have been discussions and negotiations with Reddo (the current owners of VWG), where the goal was to purchase VWG source code and keep VWG alive as a development environment and we even made plans to "freshen" it up by using more recent web development standards. Funds were collected by TeamMacro through the VWG rescue mission to purchase the product from Reddo, but in the end, we came quite a bit short and Reddo did NOT accept our final offer for what we had been able to collect. The last deadline, September 8th, has now passed with no response from Reddo, except for their previous rejection of our informal offer.

This basically means that the VWG rescue mission has now failed and we are unable to purchase the VWG source code from Reddo.

This also means that I have now reverted to Plan B, as for VWG is concerned. I have stated earlier, and I stand by that statement, that personally I am not giving up on VWG just yet. I have shown you through earlier POCs that there is a LOT that can be done to keep VWG alive and well as a development platform for quite some time, even if we do not have access to the VWG source code. There are ways to survive browser changes that effectively make your current VWG applications unusable and there are also ways to extend VWG through third party controls and components, which could partially or fully replace native VWG controls.

All of this takes time and resources so I have to adjust my services accordingly. I have not layed down how exactly how I will provide or price my services, but will do so in the next few weeks. What is clear is that my current services will change considerably, as I will start concentrating more on taking forward the earlier POC ideas, as well as preparing some framework to help us through inevitable browser changes in the future. 

Personally, I am responsible for and the author of a few dozens VWG applications that are currently in active production. This means that my customers have considerable interest in making sure that these VWG applications will stay in production for years to come. These applications may possibly be migrated to other development platform some day in the future, but such a migration takes time and the process will be pretty resource intensive. After going through the current VWG situation, as well as available options in terms of application survival into the future, the customers agree that there is no reason to rush any migration plans and they will continue with these applications under VWG for the next few years, as a minimum.

As part of these changes in my services, I will no longer offer any kind of public support, unless you are a consumer/subscriber of my services, which also means that my current hosting of the forums and other VWG related data will be closed down. In other words, the public forums will be shut down.

Subscribers to my current services will be contacted in order to discuss interest in future participation in my services. The current services will continue until I am ready to make the switch to the new services, which is expected to be in the next few weeks. After that, the forums will no longer be available in their current form. There will of course be some kind of discussion platform available to subscribers of my services but this will be introduced to subscribers when the time comes.

If you are interested in participating in my new services, or if you need service for VWG in general, you are welcome to contact me at palli@vwgsupport.com and we can discuss if/what I can provide you with the service needed.

Last but not least, please understand that further discussion on VWG and/or my service offerings will NOT be conducted on these forums. If you want to discuss either VWG or my services, please use my email address above until further notice.

Regards,
Palli

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  Resolution about VWG Future
Posted by: nicieri - 09-12-2016, 01:02 AM - Forum: Public Announcements - Replies (2)

Hi Palli, 

What is the resolution about VWG Future?, the negociation?

We Have had success?

I really hope that the answer has been successfully, it is very Important to keep afloat such a great tool.

Regards.

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  Interfaces.js script extended to allow calls to more VWG core methods
Posted by: palli - 05-11-2016, 12:17 AM - Forum: Public Announcements - Replies (1)

Hi guys,

In relation to another task, I have now made some extensions to the Interfaces.js script, which is basically an object model that allows Html or Aspx pages to interface with VWG core methods in either obscured or non-obscured mode. If you are a subscriber, the usability is for instance described here.

The extensions to this script is accomplished through custom themes and I have extended all the VWG Community Framework Themes with the same extensions, which means that if you use the VWG instead of the standard (for example VWGDefault or VWGVista) in your applications, you will be able to make use of these extensions.

The interesting part here are not the extension details, rather the fact that once again I have shown that there is quite a potential for extending and enhancing VWG even if we do not possess the source code.

More details and of course a new version of the VWG Community Framework Collection will be available (to FULL subscribers only) through this forum thread here.

Palli

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  The old issue tracker was saved and is online
Posted by: tfreitasleal - 04-23-2016, 09:09 PM - Forum: Public Announcements - Replies (1)

Fantastic work Palli!

Reading an old thread, I followed a link to the Gemini issue tracker

I didn't know it was saved and put online. It was a nice surprise.

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  NOTICE TO ALL USERS DEPENDENT ON VWG
Posted by: rschnell - 04-22-2016, 12:12 PM - Forum: Public Announcements - Replies (1)

All,

Many of you will have received emails from TeamMacro Ltd concerning an initiative to acquire the source code and associated intellectual property from REDDO. If not, you can still participate by sending an email to 

richard.schneller@teammacro.com

Please be assured that progress is being made, but no discussions will be entered into on the forums. However this is still a community initiative also supported by Palli.

I really DO look forward to hearing from you by email.

Best Regards
Richard Schneller
Managing Director
TeamMacro Ltd.

richard.schneller@teammacro.com

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  SUBSCRIBERS - please note
Posted by: palli - 04-19-2016, 10:24 AM - Forum: Public Announcements - No Replies

To all SUBSCRIBERS of the forums.

There is a small bug in the subscriptions plugin I use for the forum subscriptions which will in some cases deactivate your rights to view the forums when the current period ends, even if you already have an active subscription.

If you have lost your access privileges and you think it is not correct, please send me a private message and I will check it and fix it if needed.

I will be going through the setup of the plugin, as there is a workaround that can be applied to prevent this from happening, so by tomorrow, this should not be happening any more.

Sorry about the inconvenience. 

Palli

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  The download areas, files.vwgsupport.com, now https only
Posted by: palli - 04-08-2016, 12:13 AM - Forum: Public Announcements - No Replies

Hi,

And finally, the download areas, files.vwgsupport.com, are now https only.

Change should be transparent as the others.

This concludes the sitewide move to https for all websites requiring authentication.

Palli

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  The Wiki is now https only
Posted by: palli - 04-08-2016, 12:00 AM - Forum: Public Announcements - No Replies

Hi,

Following my last post notifying that forums is https only, now the wiki is https only as well.

The switch from http to https should be transparent as permanent redirection is done at server level.

Palli

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  Forums are now https only
Posted by: palli - 04-07-2016, 11:48 PM - Forum: Public Announcements - No Replies

Hi all,

The Forums have been changed to use https only.

The switch should be transparent to the users as a permanent http to https redirection accomplished with permanent redirect using UrlRewrite on the webserver.

Users online in the past few minutes might have had a few interuptions which the switch was made, and for that I apologize.

Let me know if you have any issues.

Palli

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