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Compression in 12.10

  • 1.  Compression in 12.10

    Posted Fri October 18, 2019 10:46 AM
    We are currently on 12.10 (Enterprise) but will upgrade to 14.10 in the future (maybe around xC5 release).

    The compression feature was a extra-cost option in 12.xx but is included in 14.xx. So the question arises:
    Would it be ok (in terms of licence agreement etc.) to start using this feature in 12.10? 

    Best regards,
    -Snorri

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    Snorri Bergmann
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  • 2.  RE: Compression in 12.10

    Posted 30 days ago

    When you mention xC5, would it be because you consider that as a minimum fixpack level for acceptable stability?

    If yes, I totally disagree... But that would be a side discussion.

    You have to obey the license of the version you use. That means you cannot use a feature made available on version N+1 in version N.
    I understand that morally it doesn't sound bad (you bought the software and pay support...) but as I understand it, it would be a license violation :(

    Regards.



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    FERNANDO NUNES
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  • 3.  RE: Compression in 12.10

    Posted 28 days ago
    Thanks Fernando for clarifying this.

    As for the fixpack level, usually we have had some problems in the past when jumping to a low ( < 5 )  level in a new version. (Even from 11.50 to 11.70.) But maybe we will move faster now to utilize this feature.

    Best regards.

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    Snorri Bergmann
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