I’ve just come to learn of some very sad news.
A couple of weeks ago I noticed that the image for the MicroCharts product that I was linking to on the right side of my pages wasn’t appearing. I sent email off to BonaVista Systems asking if a replacement was available, but I hadn’t received a reply. Thinking that this was highly unusual, this evening I thought that I’d follow up, and visited the BonaVista Systems site, only to find the following:
I remembered that Andreas Lipphardt, who ran the company, had worked with the group at XLCubed.com, and there found the news that he had recently passed away. (I trust this information to be accurate, and have no reason to believe otherwise.)
For those who had purchased software (including MicroCharts) from BonaVista Systems, per the aforementioned news link, you’ll now want to contact XLCubed.com for any support issues that you may have. “Should MicroChart customers have issues then as a tribute to Andreas’ contribution to our company we will attempt to assist if and where we can.”
I tested my link to the page that let customers purchase the MicroCharts software, and it seems that the e-commerce provider that BonaVista Systems was using will still sell you a copy of the software. But knowing that support for it is probably not available in the long term, I’ve accordingly removed the links to purchase MicroCharts software from my site.