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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2014, 04:20:05 am »
My respect to him and his family.
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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2014, 07:43:30 am »
This message saddens me.

I had some very fruitful discussions with him in this forum and in the Lazarus wiki. He will leave a large gap in the community.

My condolence to his family and friends.
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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2014, 07:49:07 am »
I was absolutely gutted when I heard the news and I miss him dearly.

Rest in peace Reinier, thanks for everything...
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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2014, 05:17:47 pm »
I am also deeply saddened by this news.

BigChimp helped me immensely when I first discovered Lazarus. His knowledge and patience made the transition to Laz easy and enjoyable.

My condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #49 on: December 16, 2014, 04:51:40 am »
He just helped me with lzRichEdit. Rest in peace, my friend.

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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2014, 09:54:49 pm »
My condolences to his family. Thanks for you work. (specially Turbobird and TDbf).
A big lost for Lazarus Comunity  :'(

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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2014, 05:08:20 pm »
I know this shocking news just now
thanks for everything BigChimp

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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2014, 05:29:58 pm »
Good way to die, making what you like in an open source community. I want to die this way too.

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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #53 on: December 24, 2014, 04:14:40 am »
I found that BigChimp was active in TurboBird repository until 26-October, and this is one of his last commits/additions there:

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// if -1 specified: delete entire mapping array
// Returns true if one or more mappings were deleted
function DeleteMapping(Item: integer): boolean;
+ // Delete mapping for specified destination field
+ // Returns true if one or more mappings were deleted
+ function DeleteMapping(DestinationField: string): boolean;
// After calling readrow, getdata returns data in the field mapped to
// DestinationField or empty if nothing found
function GetData(DestinationField: string): string;
@@ -222,6 +225,19 @@ function TFileImport.DeleteMapping(Item: integer): boolean;
FRowData.Delete(Item);
// Release last array item
SetLength(FMapping,High(FMapping));
+ result:=true;
+ end;
+end;
+
+function TFileImport.DeleteMapping(DestinationField: string): boolean;
+var
+ Index: integer;
+begin
+ result:=false;
+ Index:=GetMappingIndex(DestinationField);
+ if Index>-1 then
+ begin
+ result:=DeleteMapping(Index);
end;
end;

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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #54 on: January 11, 2015, 05:52:44 am »
Sorry to hear this sad news on the Lazarus mailing list.

Big Chimp helped me a lot and could always be relied upon to offer helpful advice.

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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #55 on: January 12, 2015, 02:59:34 pm »
I came to the forum after some time and I couldn't believe my eyes... :(

A great loss for this community... he helped many people on the forum and made quite an effort to improve the wiki, IMHO a great contribution in itself. And what's more to say about fpcup... I fortunately got to know him a little while briefly collaborating with him on the project...

In any case it's a great loss of a person too young to die, and so full of creative energy and willing to share it with others...

You will be missed, Reiner... Rest in peace...
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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #56 on: January 13, 2015, 04:54:11 am »
i feel upset about this.  i remember him being very helpful regardless the mood i was in.  a big thanks to him
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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2015, 06:26:59 pm »
Siento enterarme de estas malas noticias  :(

Estuvo por aquí incluso en su estado compartiendo con tod@s nosotr@s, no sabía que estaba tan enfermo:

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LazReport translation!

Ola Jma sp, (Sorry, my Spanish is about non-existent). Noticed your work on translating the LazReprot docs into Spanish - just wanted to say thanks. I'm glad that my own work in updating the docs pays off and helps others ;)

Regards, --BigChimp 10:27, 15 October 2014 (CEST)

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Pero realmente las gracias es para él, yo solo traduzco, el mérito es para quien tiene algo que enseñar y además lo más importante la dedicación a su afición para con los demás de forma altruista.

Gracias BigChimp, sin duda una gran persona, se te echará de menos por aquí.

Mi más sentido pésame para la familia.

A pesar de la aparente distancia que a veces no deja conocerse a la gente que participa y disfruta de este site hay cosas que no tienen precio y una de ellas es contribuir a crear algo mejor todos los días.
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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #58 on: January 31, 2015, 07:24:25 am »
Wow.

My condolences to his family.

I have read numerous posts/comments by BigChimp; not only in response to my own posts.  His contributions will stand the test of time; but we're all going to have a void due to no new posts...

May he rest in peace.  God bless.
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Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
« Reply #59 on: January 31, 2015, 09:09:21 am »
So sad  :(

RIP BigChimp.

Condolences to his family
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