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  • POFFS and DDT Content

    The talk of DDT vs SDK in earlier thread reminded me to bring up the point that as valuable as the offline POFFS is, the lack of updated data bases means that the more recent posts, which contain the greater DDT content, are not available offline.

    Is there a chance that an update will be made available? I try to stick with DDT as much as possible and would benefit from having the more recent DDT content available offline.

  • #2
    Greetings Gary!

    I appreciate the comments on POFFS. Unfortunately, I've not received approval to update the databases yet.
    Donnie Ewald
    [email protected]

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    • #3
      Hi Don,

      Well, I'm sure the staff has had their hands full with all of the recent/ongoing revision releases. Perhaps there'll be some breathing time soon.

      Based on the what I've seen in the forum rosters late at night, there seems to have been a lot of PM work going on there - appreciated by all of us!

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      • #4
        I can't understand the reason why the code posted in the source code forum, at least those with a public licence, couldn't be used offline.

        I also refer very often to Poffs, and i find this policy a real pain for the community, especialy after it has been made available for so many years.

        :confused2:
        Patrice Terrier
        www.zapsolution.com
        www.objreader.com
        Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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        • #5
          can't understand the reason why the code posted in the source code forum, at least those with a public licence, couldn't be used offline.
          ???

          Any code or prose here marked public domain may be used by anyone, any way they want to.

          However, there are some steps required to make it convenient to do so....

          1. Getting the data. I assume this can be done 'somehow' since it has been done.
          2. Permission to get and use the data. Here PowerBASIC Inc owns a collective copyright, so permission must be obtained to get and redistribute the information *as a collection*. Since this has occurred in the past, I can only assume PowerBASIC Inc. will grant such permission... and just as with any intellectual work, it is licensed for specific use and subject to some restrictions.
          3. Reformatting the info to make it useful. This, too, has occurred in the past, so I assume it's "do-able."

          There's also the requirement to find "someone to actually do it," as magic wands are in short supply this week.

          MCM
          Michael Mattias
          Tal Systems (retired)
          Port Washington WI USA
          [email protected]
          http://www.talsystems.com

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          • #6
            Greetings Michael!

            You've summarized it quite nicely. I've raised my hand to be the magic wand. I'm only lacking permission. I've updated POFFS several times in the past, and I'm hoping that I can distribute the updated databases and not just the updated engine. We'll see how things shake out.
            Donnie Ewald
            [email protected]

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            • #7
              Don,

              I've raised my hand to be the magic wand
              Thank you for all the work you have done with POFFS for the community!

              ...
              Patrice Terrier
              www.zapsolution.com
              www.objreader.com
              Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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              • #8
                I also found POFFS quite useful in the past. It's really sad that there has been no recent updates...
                JADT

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                • #9
                  Don,

                  Yes, POFFS rocks, thank you for your efforts on behalf of the PB community.
                  Later...

                  JR

                  "When governments fear the people there is liberty. When people fear the government there is tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson

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