January 4th, 2012 — 64-Bit Windows Information
Many people have contacted us recently because they have bought new computers that have come with Windows 7 64-Bit pre-installed, only to then discover they could not install Superbase. We know that this is a growing problem and have put together a document outlining how to work around this problem temporarily and making recommendations for the future.
Also, some people seem to have misunderstood our recent announcement of a new Superbase Personal that runs on 32-bit and 64-bit systems to mean that there will be a full Superbase conversion that will run SBL programs. This is not planned and we are sorry if anyone misunderstood our intentions. This is to be an end-user only version using our familiar interface approach and similar tools, but any development of a sophisticated system will still require the use of SIMPOL Professional.
October 4th, 2011 — An Updated Superbase Personal Is Coming!
Papatuo Holdings Ltd., are happy to announce a plan to deliver an updated Superbase Personal end-user product that will run natively on 32-bit Windows and in the longer term natively on 64-bit Windows. In cooperation with Simpol Limited, the new Superbase Personal will provide a powerful and familiar end-user experience for existing Superbase users as well as an interesting product for new customers.
The new Superbase Personal will be built on the technology provided by Simpol Limited. More sophisticated applications of the type familiar to many Superbase developers in the past will be able to be built by using the Superbase Personal product for creation and maintenance of the database tables, forms, and reports, while using the powerful SIMPOL language, libraries, and development environment for producing applications like those previously built with Superbase's SBL.
March 2nd, 2010 — Official Superbase Purchase Press Release
Superbase is purchased by Papatuo Holdings Ltd.
It has been announced that Papatuo Holdings Ltd., has purchased the Superbase family of products from the official receivers of Superbase Developers plc. Superbase is one of the longest established database programs with many thousands of organisations relying on it worldwide. Papatuo Holding's purchase now enables the various versions of Superbase to be distributed worldwide. This will be welcome news to the large developer base that for over a year have been unable to obtain new licenses to support end users and their applications.
"Over the years, the reliability and flexibility of Superbase enabled its previous owners to build up a significant number of users, applications and end-users worldwide", said Papatuo Holdings' CEO, Mr. David King, adding, "Many of those customers still rely on Superbase and hopefully will welcome our new ability to support their needs".
This new lease of life for Superbase provides a much-needed lifeline to the Superbase community; however Papatuo Holdings stressed that they have no plans to further develop Superbase.
Papatuo Holdings Ltd., is also very pleased to announce that they have contracted Simpol Ltd to undertake the day-to-day management and provide support and professional services for Superbase users.
Details of product availability and pricing are now available at: http://www.superbase.com/sb_products.html.
About Papatuo Holdings Ltd.
Papatuo Holdings Ltd. is the parent company to a large brown goods repair company based in the SE of the UK: www.dkavs.co.uk.
Dkavs have build the whole of their database systems on Superbase and have been a user for many years.
The purchase was made to safeguard and make available products and long term Superbase support for their own and others use.
About Superbase Developers plc
SBD went into liquidation earlier last year leaving a very uncertain future for the present users. This platform has now been saved and the product, support and licences can once again be purchased.
The Superbase program first developed in 1982 by Precision Software Ltd in Oxford UK was probably the world's first Windows database program when a Windows version was created in 1989.
In 1991 the Superbase product was sold to Software Publishing Corporation (SPC) and then sold again to Computer Concepts Corporation in 1994.
It changed hands again in 1996 returning to the UK under the ownership of Superbase Developers plc (SBD).
January 21st, 2010 — Superbase has been sold!
All Superbase intellectual property has been sold to Papatuo Holdings Limited. The change of hands is good news for existing Superbase users who can now relax knowing that they will be able to purchase upgrades of older products, ODBC drivers, and licences.
There is no plan to further develop the Superbase product, but to provide access to Superbase in its current form. The new owner is also a user of Superbase and has medium term plans to migrate to SIMPOL, a product that has as part of its design, tools and libraries to provide a viable migration path for existing Superbase users.
Papatuo Holdings Limited have arranged for the handling of the day-to-day business of Superbase, including technical support, training and consulting, to be managed by Simpol Limited.