Lauraunt R. is said to have said on a 4D summit that wakanda experience went into ORDA. 4D also has optimistic record locking as in wakanda and the database engine now do not differ much in features.
Certainly not as easy as it sounds, but may well be possible for the 4D/wakanda team (never doubt on their ingenuity).
Wak merged into 4D would be great for 4Ds customer base as they could expand their backends with web front ends.
4D brings backup/restore, stable and proven database, excellent process mangagement, report generator, detail and list forms in seconds to ease developtment.
Disadvantages : no linux version, no open source, niche product, still hard to convince new developers to try.
Studio was designed to be a web app in mind.
If the mySQL connector would have been included in the free version think would have attracted more developers.
Wakanda still has some unique features and it is sad to see it die in silence.
Only logical reason for the silence I see is they still hope to find funding to continue.
The wakanda page still advertises the product and development services so there is still hope.
Happy new year
Yes, I also liked many of those things, but I really dont want to bother using time on something that feels like it dying each year.
sum, get a feeling js might be the cause here. Can also use Nodejs.
So guess I kinda like SQL more and more. Its pretty strong and flexible language.
I usually just use knexjs/exceljs and sqllite lately for automating some work on data I need others to fix.
Btw, not trying to create any war, so please do not take any of this wrong :smile:
Mostly just feels weird how a company dont want to be more open on what they want to do, plan to do.
Announcement for the Wakanda Community version
My name is Ricardo Mello and I have been with the community for the last +5 years in different roles. I am writing you today in the name of our team. We would like to thank you for your effort and contributions to our community BUT unfortunately, the Wakanda team will no longer be supporting the Wakanda Community version - starting at the next release (v2.7).
Our main focus will be the Wakanda Enterprise Version and its paid customers. If you are a Wakanda Enterprise user, the v2.7 will be available for you before the end of February.
Unfortunately, as you have witnessed along the years, we have failed to create an open source ecosystem, despite the effort done by the community. That is our reality and we have decided to focus only on the Enterprise version to better serve our clients.
We will keep the community repository on GitHub and we will work with the community if any changes/commits/pushes are proposed.
If you would like to move an application from the Community version to the Enterprise version, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help you on the process of migration, licensing and support.
Thank you again for supporting us,
PS> You will also receive an official email about this announcement in the upcoming days.