One more thing :)
Judging by the reactions of some people here, someone might think that I am
selling waporvare (software that isn't finished or needs a lot of testing
and polishing to work). This isn't so. I have been working on RTC Core since
October 2004 (that's 7 months) and it has been my full-time job since. But,
I didn't feel like publishing it or offering it here befoere I had a
complete Core component set for the client and for the server, which can be
used to write fully-functional applications client/server applications.
I do not want RealThinClient to have the same faith as RemoteOffice, where
some people are still attacking me just because I've sold the copyrights to
a company which didn't want to offer the same licensing terms for their
product I did while it was mine. I also do not want to make any promisses
regarding future upgrades and RTC updates. When I say that I plan to do
something, it is only ideas which I would like to realize.
RTC Core 1.1 is best suited for writing Web Servers, SOAP/XML Services, or
Client/Server applications. For WebServers and Services, you will be writing
server-side code only, using RtcDataProvider components to implement the
functionality. And for Client/Server applications, you will most likely be
using server-side remote functions, called by your clients. Since the
framework of RTC Core is built with a goal to work as a general server,
being capable of supporting data from different sources, all RTC components
can be used together in one application.
I will be enhancing RTC Core continualy, but ... please, do not go and buy a
copy if you are doing this only because I might add some feature in the
future. If you like RTC Core but miss some functionality, please contact me
directly (www.realthinclient.com) and I will tell you if that functionality
is implemented or will be inplemented in short, so you know if it is worth
waiting or you should take some other component set, already available. Each
time I add something interesting to the RTC Components library, I will post
it here as an announcement [ANN]. If you like what you see and feel like you
can use it, then RTC may be worth taking a look.
Again: Don't buy something you can't start using today. But, if you have
ideas for RTC and want to help me realize those, I would be more than happy
to grant you a free RTC license in return for your help.