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EdStevens
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Nicola Farina wrote on Thu, 15 November 2001 05:25

Oops.. I forgot to say that I am using Oracle 7.3.4

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Wow!

Just, Wow!

Is the rest of your technology stack that old? Your OS? Your hardware? What OS is this running on?

Given that 7.3.4 is utterly, totally, completely out of support, I hope this is not a business critical system.

I've seen items in antique stores that are not as old as Oracle 7. Oracle 7.3 was _released_ in Feb. 1996 (nearly 24 years ago) and _replaced_ by 8.0 in June 1997 (over 23 years ago).

I began my career with 7.3. I am retiring next month.
Re: Ancient History [message #683246 is a reply to message #683245] Fri, 18 December 2020 10:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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EdStevens wrote on Fri, 18 December 2020 17:24
Nicola Farina wrote on Thu, 15 November 2001 05:25

Oops.. I forgot to say that I am using Oracle 7.3.4

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I've seen items in antique stores that are not as old as Oracle 7. Oracle 7.3 was _released_ in Feb. 1996 (nearly 24 years ago) and _replaced_ by 8.0 in June 1997 (over 23 years ago).

I began my career with 7.3. I am retiring next month.
And the quoted post is over 19 years old - just take a look at the title.

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Re: Ancient History [message #683247 is a reply to message #683245] Fri, 18 December 2020 10:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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7.3.4 was not so old when the topic was created. Smile

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I am retiring next month.
Lucky old fellow!

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Re: Ancient History [message #683255 is a reply to message #683246] Sat, 19 December 2020 08:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
EdStevens
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flyboy wrote on Fri, 18 December 2020 10:50
EdStevens wrote on Fri, 18 December 2020 17:24
Nicola Farina wrote on Thu, 15 November 2001 05:25

Oops.. I forgot to say that I am using Oracle 7.3.4

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I've seen items in antique stores that are not as old as Oracle 7. Oracle 7.3 was _released_ in Feb. 1996 (nearly 24 years ago) and _replaced_ by 8.0 in June 1997 (over 23 years ago).

I began my career with 7.3. I am retiring next month.
And the quoted post is over 19 years old - just take a look at the title.
Yeah, I just picked up on that *after* noticing that someone had just resurrected a 19-year old thread just to say 'thank you'.

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Re: Ancient History [message #683257 is a reply to message #683245] Sat, 19 December 2020 11:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Watson
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I began my career with 7.3. I am retiring next month.
The first release of Oracle I (supposedly) worked with was 5. Couldn't make it do anything. Really started using it a few years later, 7.something. With each release since then I have thought "That's it. The product is finished: nothing more to be added". But they keep coming up with more....

(that is today's time wasting message from me. Forgive me - I need something to think about other than the disastrous (lack of) leadership UK gov is showing at the moment).

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Re: Ancient History [message #683258 is a reply to message #683257] Sat, 19 December 2020 14:10 Go to previous message
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Reading what you've just said, all of you, means that we're just getting old. At the time 7.x was released, I was young and handsome. Now, I'm just handsome Smile

Like John's, my first Oracle version was 5. I didn't do anything with it (as a developer); there was a Forms application I used to enter some car insurance related data. In a matter of several months, I got employed in another company and started working with 7.1; we used it more than a decade. Machine we had was a Digital Alpha server 3800 (later replaced by 2100) under OpenVMS operating system, 128 MB RAM, 5 hard disks (can't remember their capacity any more, but - from today's point of view - ridiculously small), 30 users worked on VT terminals and life was just beautiful!

~ o ~

Ed, best of luck, I hope you'll enjoy the retirement!
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