[RndTbl] GnuCash crash on secret payload in XML file

Hartmut W Sager hwsager at marityme.net
Tue Mar 14 22:48:05 CDT 2017

Lots more good info from you, thanks!  I agree that Microsoft is clear
about product life cycles, and generally quite generous with those life
cycles too.  Now that I see the correct life cycle info, I have no argument
with MS re the FoxPro support drop.  And yes, I noticed (and already used)
that life cycle page to look up a few other MS products.

Re MS Office 365, I am actually a subscriber to Office 365 Home, and even
that edition includes Access, which greatly influenced my decision to

I'm delighted with 64-bit BigInt, and will look at all those links you
supplied.  Thanks again.  I recognize that there is still the overall
question of what would suite my purposes best.  To be, or not to be, MS
and/or Windows dependent will remain a question in this whole deliberation.

Hartmut W Sager - Tel +1-204-339-8331 <(204)%20339-8331>

On 14 March 2017 at 19:50, John Lange <john at johnlange.ca> wrote:

> Actually, to be fair, Microsoft is _very_ clear and open about product
> life cycles.
> At the link I provided you can search for any Microsoft Product. For
> example, if you enter "Access", the first result is "Access 2016", which
> was the last "on-prem" version. It goes off support 10/13/2020. In reality,
> Access will be supported far beyond that date because it's now part of the
> o365 "Pro Plus" product group which gets continual updates and releases.
> This falls under the "Modern" support policy (the old policy for
> subscription products is called "Fixed"). Details here:
> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4014109
> If you want to know what's up with o365, then you go to the roadmap site:
> https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-roadmap
> For example, a quick search for "access" reveals that they just recently
> rolled out:
> "Add support for 64-bit numbers (BigInt) as a new Access/Ace DataType."
> and
> "Connect to external dBASE database, and import or link to dBASE files."
> So Access is not just supported, but is still being actively developed
> with new features added, not just patches.
> It's a pretty safe bet that Access will be supported beyond 2025, though
> not necessarily the best choice for most projects (see: SQL Express, C#,
> .NET, etc.).
> John
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