|Marketing Bulletin No. 78|
December 31, 1996
NPL Release III for DOS/Windows and Intel Unix to be Discontinued
In July of 1993, Niakwa began shipping Release IV of NPL. As expected, the demand for Release III has declined since that time. The large majority of Niakwa Distributors have been implementing Release IV and benefiting from its advanced features.
All programs written in Release III should run well in Release IV. In addition, previous barriers to moving to Release IV, such as the requirement for increased memory, have been eliminated by improvements in hardware and operating systems.
Effective July 1, 1997, Niakwa will no longer provide Release III for DOS / Windows and Intel Unix platforms.
Effective July 1, 1997, all new sales for DOS / Windows and Intel Unix platforms will be the then current revision of Release IV, and all Release III Runtimes that need to be replaced will require an upgrade to the then current revision of Release IV.
All Release III RunTimes sold will continue to be supported for at least two years from the last date of sale. This support will include providing resets for those RunTimes which have the reset capability. If a replacement is required for any reason, an upgrade purchase will be required.
We will be happy to work through any issues that this announcement may raise for you.