Wednesday, 30 September 2009

The King is dead. Long live the King!

Today, Informix-Dynamic Server 7.31 finally goes EOS (End of Support, or retirement for the non-techies among you.) The first GA release of 7.31 was UC2, officially released on 26 February 1999. More than ten years and seven months later, and to the accompaniment the wailing and gnashing of teeth of thousands of users, this version has finally ceased to be supported.

Bow your heads in reverence at the passing of the king.


HeartAttackSurvivor said...

Utter shame; the Land Rover of the database world. No matter what useless cnut you had either driving it or maintaining it you could *not* break it. (To continue the metaphor) you could forget there was even anything under the bonnet.
I had one of those running for 450 continuous days and we only stopped it because HP-UX broke all around it leaving a steaming pile of poo; turned the key when they'd fixed it and it just purred back into life and carried blithely on as if nothing had happened.

Oh and it had some of Jon Ritson's go faster stripes on it too........

Obnoxio The Clown said...

All hail the genius that is Jon Ritson!