LinuxWorld Boston 2006 Wrapup

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Revelation Software Wows the Crowd at LinuxWorld Boston 2006

On April 4 through 6 of this year, Revelation Software was an exhibitor at the LinuxWorld conference and exposition at Boston’s new Exposition and Convention Center. As was the case in previous years, the event was quite a hit with both exhibitors and attendees.

Revelation Software was there showcasing OIL, OpenInsight for Linux version 7.2.1. OIL is a fully functional, Rapid Application Development tool with its own graphical development environment and integrated database. There are no comparable products to it in the Linux world! As a response to last year’s most frequently asked question, this year we were able to show OIL as the front end to a MySQL database.

Over 130 attendees stopped by the Revelation booth where demonstrations of making tables, data entry forms, and reports were given. OIL generates all of its printed output in PostScript, the de-facto standard for output in Linux, allowing both users and developers tremendous flexibility in their output needs.

OpenInsight for Linux runs on Fedora Core, Red Hat, Debian, Mandriva, SuSE, Linspire and Xandros distributions of Linux. While at the show demonstrations were being given on a Dell laptop running Xandros Deluxe 3.0, and it ran very well. Members of Xandros’ sales, marketing and development teams dropped by to see OIL running on their distro and to chat about what’s on the horizon.

All in all it was a great show. A number of former Windows developers, looking for solutions and development tools similar to what they were used to in the Microsoft world were very excited about Revelation’s product offerings. Many evaluation copies of OpenInsight were distributed to Linux application developers. Once again, we also had a number of former and current Revelation developers stop by the booth. In addition to Revelation stalwarts Dave Harmacek and John Bouley, several old friends stopped by and greeted us with the ever popular “I remember you guys!”

Revelation Software will be exhibiting at the LinuxWorld show in San Francisco in August of this year. We hope to see you there!

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