Studio Fat Window to Web Client Window App

Brian O'Sullivan brian.os at
Tue Apr 21 11:33:39 EDT 2009

Stephen Miller wrote:
> Many years ago I recall someone writing a tool to convert a STUDIO fat
> window to a Web-client window.
> Can anyone recall the application and hopefully someone could send it to
> me at stephen.miller at
I don't recall the details, Stephen, but would also be interested in 
knowing the availability of such a tool.

Also curious of others' experience in migrating thick Omnis applications 
to the Omnis web-client paradigm - an option I've been asked to evaluate 
for our applications at DuPont, not on technical merits, but rather as 
cost-avoidance. At present we host our thick-client apps from a Citrix 
farm, and we're hosting that on Win2003 servers, which will soon go 
unsupported, and Microsoft exacts a not insignificant license fee to 
upgrade to the next supported server OS. So we either pay MS lots of 
money to maintain the current level of functionality, or invest time/$$ 
into web-client. My gut reaction was that we'd spend more $$ in 
programming time to adapt the thick apps for web-client, but if there is 
an automated tool to do the grunt work of creating web-forms, that may 
make the option more feasible. Of course there are other architectural 
considerations, as well as coming up to speed with the web-client 
functionality and limitations vs. thick-client GUI controls, etc. Opinions?

Brian O’Sullivan; Bear, DE

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