What options are available for running Pick on a Unix machine?
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Newsgroups: comp.databases.pick
Subject: What O/S options are there for PICK on Unix?
From: dann@dirlink.com (Dann Daggett)
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 01:05:55

Greetings All,

I was wondering what options exist for running PICK on a
Unix machine.  I have used PICK for many years, but am now
on a SVR4 Unix platform.   I miss the PICK database :)
I like the power of the PICK DB, and Access/English reports,
but I also like the power of Unix as well.

Any opinions as to which PICK is best wedded with Unix?
Which provides a C language interface to the DB as well?
Which provides the ability to call C functions from DataBasic?

Thanks for any input.

Dann Daggett
dann@dirlink.com

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Newsgroups: comp.databases.pick
Subject: Re: What O/S options are there for PICK on Unix?
From: jim bullard 
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 96 15:37:16 GMT

In article  dann@dirlink.com "Dann Daggett" writes:

> Greetings All,
>
> I was wondering what options exist for running PICK on a
> Unix machine.  I have used PICK for many years, but am now
> on a SVR4 Unix platform.   I miss the PICK database :)
> I like the power of the PICK DB, and Access/English reports,
> but I also like the power of Unix as well.
>
> Any opinions as to which PICK is best wedded with Unix?
> Which provides a C language interface to the DB as well?
> Which provides the ability to call C functions from DataBasic?
>
> Thanks for any input.
>
> Dann Daggett
> dann@dirlink.com
>
The current releases of Advanced Pick will work with:
Unix SVR4.2 on an ATT 3000 and siemens Nixdorf MIPS
DG UX5.4R3.10 on a DG Avion
DG UX5.4r4.2 on a DG Intel
HP UX9.1/10.0 on a HP 9000
AIX 3.2.5 and 4.1 on a IBM 6000
AIX 4.1 on a IBM Power PC
AIX 4.1 on a motorola Power PC
SCO 3.2.4.2 and Open Server 5.0 on Intel machines
Motorola 4.3-88/4.4-88 on a Motorola 88k
UnixWare SV4.2 on an Intel

All should do what you need


jim bullard

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Newsgroups: comp.databases.pick
Subject: Re: What O/S options are there for PICK on Unix?
From: Andrew Shumway 
Date: 26 Mar 1996 20:22:59 GMT

jim bullard  wrote:
>In article  dann@dirlink.com "Dann Daggett" writes:
>
>> Greetings All,
>>
>> I was wondering what options exist for running PICK on a
>> Unix machine.  I have used PICK for many years, but am now
>> on a SVR4 Unix platform.   I miss the PICK database :)
>> I like the power of the PICK DB, and Access/English reports,
>> but I also like the power of Unix as well.
>>
>> Any opinions as to which PICK is best wedded with Unix?
>> Which provides a C language interface to the DB as well?
>> Which provides the ability to call C functions from DataBasic?
>>
>> Thanks for any input.
>>
>> Dann Daggett
>> dann@dirlink.com
>>

If you like to interact with UNIX I recommend Vmark Universe.  It has
support for SQL and can interface with other Unix programs more gracefully
than AP which tries to hide, hide from, and beat unix into submission.

Look at www.vmark.com


good luck
andrew shumway....................................ashumway@bpa.arizona.edu



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Newsgroups: comp.databases.pick
Subject: Re: What O/S options are there for PICK on Unix?
From: dann@dirlink.com (Dann Daggett)
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 1996 20:37:14

In article <4j9jn3$i38@news.ccit.arizona.edu> Andrew Shumway  writes:
>From: Andrew Shumway 

>If you like to interact with UNIX I recommend Vmark Universe.  It has
>support for SQL and can interface with other Unix programs more gracefully
>than AP which tries to hide, hide from, and beat unix into submission.

>Look at www.vmark.com

Ok, thanks for your input.

Dann

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Newsgroups: comp.databases.pick
Subject: Re: What O/S options are there for PICK on Unix?
From: Jim Adamson 
Date: 27 Mar 1996 04:38:37 GMT

dann@dirlink.com (Dann Daggett) writes:
> Greetings All,
>
> I was wondering what options exist for running PICK on a
> Unix machine.  I have used PICK for many years, but am now
> on a SVR4 Unix platform.   I miss the PICK database :)
> I like the power of the PICK DB, and Access/English reports,
> but I also like the power of Unix as well.
>
> Any opinions as to which PICK is best wedded with Unix?
> Which provides a C language interface to the DB as well?
> Which provides the ability to call C functions from DataBasic?
>
> Thanks for any input.
>
> Dann Daggett
> dann@dirlink.com

I would look at jBASE.  It offers the cleanest Unix
implementation and "C" interface that I've seen.

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Newsgroups: comp.databases.pick
Subject: Re: What O/S options are there for PICK on Unix?
From: ctrfin@rah.vcsn.com (david williams)
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 1996 16:00:59 GMT

Jim Adamson  wrote:

>
Finally I would like to add that UniVision for UNIXware has the
features you are looking for at the lowest price per user available.
200 dollars. This product works and provices a clean r83 like
environment. You can call C and Unix routines from within basic and
even develop user exits with C.


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Newsgroups: comp.databases.pick
Subject: Re: What O/S options are there for PICK on Unix?
From: dann@dirlink.com (Dann Daggett)
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 1996 20:35:38

In article <4jedvk$cce@alterdial.UU.NET> ctrfin@rah.vcsn.com (david williams) writes:
>From: ctrfin@rah.vcsn.com (david williams)
>Subject: Re: What O/S options are there for PICK on Unix?
>Date: Thu, 28 Mar 1996 16:00:59 GMT

>Jim Adamson  wrote:

>Finally I would like to add that UniVision for UNIXware has the
>features you are looking for at the lowest price per user available.
>200 dollars. This product works and provices a clean r83 like
>environment. You can call C and Unix routines from within basic and
>even develop user exits with C.

Thanks.  Who makes UniVision btw?  Do you have a web address maybe?

Dann Daggett

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Newsgroups: comp.databases.pick
Subject: Re: What O/S options are there for PICK on Unix?
From: apwelch@inforamp.net (Andrew Welch)
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 1996 17:55:02 GMT

dann@dirlink.com (Dann Daggett) wrote:

>>Jim Adamson  wrote:

>>Finally I would like to add that UniVision for UNIXware has the
>>features you are looking for at the lowest price per user available.
>>200 dollars. This product works and provices a clean r83 like
>>environment. You can call C and Unix routines from within basic and
>>even develop user exits with C.

>Thanks.  Who makes UniVision btw?  Do you have a web address maybe?

>Dann Daggett

UniVision is put out by EDP, developed in the UK and based in New York
and Colorado (sort of).  I believe they maintain a web site at
http://www.via.com  (EDP owns Via Systems).

Hope this helps,

Andrew Welch



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Newsgroups: comp.databases.pick
Subject: Re: What O/S options are there for PICK on Unix?
From: cjensen@overland-freight.com (Claus Jensen)
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 1996 06:10:57 GMT

dann@dirlink.com (Dann Daggett) wrote:

>Greetings All,

>I was wondering what options exist for running PICK on a
>Unix machine.  I have used PICK for many years, but am now
>on a SVR4 Unix platform.   I miss the PICK database :)
>I like the power of the PICK DB, and Access/English reports,
>but I also like the power of Unix as well.

>Any opinions as to which PICK is best wedded with Unix?
>Which provides a C language interface to the DB as well?
>Which provides the ability to call C functions from DataBasic?

>Thanks for any input.

>Dann Daggett
>dann@dirlink.com

We run RealityX  as a partitioned data base under Motorola Unix and as
far as I am concered it is just great.  Access is simple and
maintenance is also straight forward.  RealityX does NOT use a Unix
file save which is a real bonus ... it will even save if the file  is
busy!!!

We have about 50 users with 16 phantoms running

I would recommed (subject to local UNIX support)

Claus


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Newsgroups: comp.databases.pick
Subject: Re: What O/S options are there for PICK on Unix?
From: Ian <101337.1705@CompuServe.COM>
Date: 29 Mar 1996 20:53:58 GMT

UniVision could well be worth a serious look - a new contender
in the market place - Good SVR4 interaction - Everything inc the
Kitchen Sink & Lowest cost per seat that I've seen.

Theres detailed info at : http://www.via.com

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Newsgroups: comp.databases.pick
Subject: Re: What O/S options are there for PICK on Unix?
From: cjensen@overland-freight.com (Claus Jensen)
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 1996 15:56:04 GMT

dann@dirlink.com (Dann Daggett) wrote:

>Greetings All,

>I was wondering what options exist for running PICK on a
>Unix machine.  I have used PICK for many years, but am now
>on a SVR4 Unix platform.   I miss the PICK database :)
>I like the power of the PICK DB, and Access/English reports,
>but I also like the power of Unix as well.

>Any opinions as to which PICK is best wedded with Unix?
>Which provides a C language interface to the DB as well?
>Which provides the ability to call C functions from DataBasic?

>Thanks for any input.

>Dann Daggett
>dann@dirlink.com


Dann:


I am not a software vendor nor a consulltant.  We are the end user and
so the focus is on ease of use and ease of maintenance WITHOUT BEING
TECHNICALLY COMPETENT.  We are NOT concerned with the ease of
programming nor the 'higher' levels of  can we call this or that.

What is important is that the computer system run and is easy to
backup and gives high performance.

My understanding is that ANY implementation of PICK that uses the UNIX
file save processers will NOT get a clean file save unless the
computer is put into single user mode.  What a pain and for a non
programmer do you know how difficult that is to do!!!!!  Similarly if
you have to do any restores or account restores from this unix save
lots of luck.

In any event our choice 2 years ago was RealityX (old Microdata)
whicis implemented as a raw partition in UNIX  which means that
RealityX conctrols the disc IO.  There is a unix connect as part of
this implementation.  For example from tcl I can define some UNIX
commands like SAR.D .SAR.U   which will give me the UNIX disc and user
cpu information (I only use the simple ones)

Subject to support I would hightly recommend RealityX


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Newsgroups: comp.databases.pick
Subject: Re: What O/S options are there for PICK on Unix?
From: heggers@netcom.com (Henry Eggers)
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 1996 19:36:57 GMT

Dann Daggett (dann@dirlink.com) wrote:
: Greetings All,

: I was wondering what options exist for running PICK on a
: Unix machine.  I have used PICK for many years, but am now
: on a SVR4 Unix platform.   I miss the PICK database :)
: I like the power of the PICK DB, and Access/English reports,
: but I also like the power of Unix as well.

: Any opinions as to which PICK is best wedded with Unix?
: Which provides a C language interface to the DB as well?
: Which provides the ability to call C functions from DataBasic?

: Thanks for any input.

: Dann Daggett
: dann@dirlink.com

Summarizing,

	Vmark    makes Universe
	Unidata  makes Unidata
	EDP      makes Univision
	Pick	 makes Pick
`	MDIS	 makes RealityX
	JAC	 makes jBASE
	GA?	 makes MOE

Now, _that's_ an open system, folks.  Try buying Oracle from any of
seven, different, competing manufacturers.

And, I note with hilarity that Pick was the only one which spoke
incivilly.

Regards, hve.


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Newsgroups: comp.databases.pick
Subject: Re: What O/S options are there for PICK on Unix?
From: Robert Person 
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 1996 16:46:08 -0500



On Tue, 26 Mar 1996, Dann Daggett wrote:

> Greetings All,
>
> I was wondering what options exist for running PICK on a
> Unix machine.
>

I would take a look at Unidata.  It was an easy conversion from ADDS to
Unidata - running on a Sparc 10/Solaris box.

http://www.unidata.com

No I don't work for them, just a satisified customer.

   
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