• Re: irex registration

    From Robert Wolfe@1:261/20 to MIKE ROBERTS on Sat Jul 16 14:03:38 2011
    Both Andrea and Hector have said to me, right over the phone, that PXW
    is done. It will never be upgraded and never again supported by them.
    This does not sound good to me, but again, it is more along the way Winserver is going, Not too much in the Fidonet or msg network way.
    Mostly focusing on email stuff only. Including mailing lists etc. So one never knows, but I don't think there is any plans beyond the PXW package unless someone else writes it for network type messaging.

    See, there was someone writing something for WINServer called
    Mail-Ennium/32, but that I don't think ever got off the ground. As I understand it, Joe Martin at ViaSoft actually started working on a
    WINServer version of ViaMail!. He actually sent me screenshots of it a
    while back and even offered to take over development and support of the
    product from him.
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  • From Robert Wolfe@1:261/20 to LEE GREEN on Sat Jul 16 14:09:00 2011
    LEE GREEN wrote to MIKE ROBERTS <=-

    the telnet and binkp protocols built into PX/Wins. But, the way Hector
    is, I doubt we will see that happening anytime in the near or distant
    future.

    Have you noticed that the PXW conferences have recently disapeared at Santronics?
    When I asked Andrea about it she said she would have to ask tech
    support (Hector?) what happened, I have yet to hear back an answer, I
    was actively helping someone in the conference get it setup when this happened so there is activity for new users of PXW.

    Both Andrea and Hector have said to me, right over the phone, that PXW
    is done. It will never be upgraded and never again supported by them.
    This does not sound good to me, but again, it is more along the way
    Winserver is going, Not too much in the Fidonet or msg network way.
    Mostly focusing on email stuff only. Including mailing lists etc. So one
    never knows, but I don't think there is any plans beyond the PXW package
    unless someone else writes it for network type messaging.

    They probably think that BBSing is dead and that there is no more of a hobbyist need for their product anymore so they effectively dropped the
    product line. Which is really sad, IMO, since I think PXWins could
    end up being as good a product as WINS is. Again, just my opinion.


    ... The chief cause of problems is solutions.
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  • From Robert Wolfe@1:261/20 to MIKE ROBERTS on Sat Jul 16 14:11:00 2011
    Mike Roberts wrote to LEE GREEN <=-

    sounded as if it was a 3rd party problem, like it wasn't their baby and whoever
    was working on PXW is now not there or something like that. She just
    said it
    was done and would not be supported by them on the bbs or over the
    phone.

    "Whoever was working on PXW?" I thought Hector wrote that as well? It
    would be totally awesome if the person who WAS working on it would leak
    out the source code or something for it ;)

    Although it was a rough ride trying to get the version 2 and do all
    that needed
    to be done to bring it up to speed and to version 3. It was a
    nightmare. I

    is nice, but if it is not going to be supported, my question is, who or what is
    going to take the place of it? I never got a clear answer on that, just
    a quick
    snap of a reply. I still think they are getting away from networking
    type stuff
    in winserver. Just my hunch. I have always wondered why there has not
    been any
    real support in like Fidonet. It is hurting the product, but is also
    the fact
    that hobbyist sysops on fidonet is not their target market. I dunno..

    I would have to agree with you on this point.

    ... The chief cause of problems is solutions.
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.49
    * Origin: Omicron Theta * Grand Island, NY * fpsoft.net (1:261/20)
  • From LEE GREEN@1:102/401 to ROBERT WOLFE on Tue Jul 19 18:43:10 2011
    ID: PX/Win v3.0pr5 PX28-1176M2
    SGID: 1:261/20 e8884f42
    ZUTC: -0400
    LEE GREEN wrote to MIKE ROBERTS <=-

    the telnet and binkp protocols built into PX/Wins. But, the way Hector ->-> is, I doubt we will see that happening anytime in the near or distant ->-> future.

    Have you noticed that the PXW conferences have recently disapeared at Santronics?
    When I asked Andrea about it she said she would have to ask tech
    support (Hector?) what happened, I have yet to hear back an answer, I was actively helping someone in the conference get it setup when this happened so there is activity for new users of PXW.

    Both Andrea and Hector have said to me, right over the phone, that PXW ->is done. It will never be upgraded and never again supported by them. ->This does not sound good to me, but again, it is more along the way ->Winserver is going, Not too much in the Fidonet or msg network way. ->Mostly focusing on email stuff only. Including mailing lists etc. So one ->never knows, but I don't think there is any plans beyond the PXW package ->unless someone else writes it for network type messaging.

    They probably think that BBSing is dead and that there is no more of a ->hobbyist need for their product anymore so they effectively dropped the ->product line. Which is really sad, IMO, since I think PXWins could
    end up being as good a product as WINS is. Again, just my opinion.

    Heck, money is money what do they care where its generated from as long as it keeps coming in even if its not as expensive as Winserver is and doesn't bring in the money like Wins does.

    ... The chief cause of problems is solutions.
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  • From LEE GREEN@1:102/401 to ROBERT WOLFE on Tue Jul 19 18:46:26 2011
    ID: PX/Win v3.0pr5 PX28-1176M2
    SGID: 1:261/20 4c0c3028
    ZUTC: -0400
    Mike Roberts wrote to LEE GREEN <=-

    sounded as if it was a 3rd party problem, like it wasn't their baby and whoever
    was working on PXW is now not there or something like that. She just said it
    was done and would not be supported by them on the bbs or over the phone.

    "Whoever was working on PXW?" I thought Hector wrote that as well? It ->would be totally awesome if the person who WAS working on it would leak
    out the source code or something for it ;)

    Before he aquired Winserver wasn't PX/PXW and iFTP his flagship products at Santronics?

    Although it was a rough ride trying to get the version 2 and do all
    that needed
    to be done to bring it up to speed and to version 3. It was a
    nightmare. I

    is nice, but if it is not going to be supported, my question is, who or what is
    going to take the place of it? I never got a clear answer on that, just a quick
    snap of a reply. I still think they are getting away from networking type stuff
    in winserver. Just my hunch. I have always wondered why there has not been any
    real support in like Fidonet. It is hurting the product, but is also
    the fact
    that hobbyist sysops on fidonet is not their target market. I dunno..

    I would have to agree with you on this point.

    ... The chief cause of problems is solutions.
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.49
    * Origin: Omicron Theta * Grand Island, NY * fpsoft.net (1:261/20)



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