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Programming => Databases => Topic started by: JanRoza on December 10, 2014, 08:01:54 am

Title: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: JanRoza on December 10, 2014, 08:01:54 am
Just read on the Dutch Delphi forum that Reinier Olislagers better known here as BigChimp passed away on december 4th. A big loss for the Lazarus community, he will be sorely missed.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: BlueIcaro on December 10, 2014, 08:17:46 am
It's a big lost for the all. My condolence for his family and friend.
/BlueIcaro
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: taazz on December 10, 2014, 08:30:37 am
A black day for the community. My condolences to his family.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: kamischi on December 10, 2014, 08:55:25 am
What a sad day. My condolence to his family and friends.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: JZS on December 10, 2014, 09:03:38 am
I do not know why I felt like I lost a friend, and not any friend, but someone I know for a long time, like a very close friend.

What to say about this loss. No words can describe the moment when my eyes read: "BigChimp passed away", what a shock, although I haven't got any direct contact with Reinier, except the few times that he helped me out here.
BigChip was one of the few people that you admire without spending too much time to know him.

Amazing personality and good person he was. Very decent and supportive, whenever you need help he is always there to assist. Whenever you come to this forum you can't miss but to notice his presence helping here and there.

You will always be remembered BigChimp.

Rest in peace Reinier Olislagers.

My condolences to his family, friends and Lazarus community.

http://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php?action=profile;u=46149
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: Windsurfer on December 10, 2014, 09:26:51 am
What a shock. BigChimp seemed to be a permanent rock in the community. My condolences to his family.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: LacaK on December 10, 2014, 09:37:35 am
My condolences to his family, friends and Lazarus community.

 :'(  :'(  :'(
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: motaz on December 10, 2014, 10:06:58 am
It is very chocking, he worked with my on TurboBird this year, and he told me that he has a cancer, I talked to him many times in skype, and I emailed him from time to time asking about his health
I wanted to ask about him today in Lazarus forum.
It is really sad news for Lazarus community.

This is his last email reply to me on October 13
Quote
Hi Motaz,
Just hanging on and coding sometimes. Treatment keeps me off the
forum/mailing lists sometimes. Was busy with import module for lazsqlx
(and turbobird)...

How are you?

Regards,
Reinier

Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: motaz on December 10, 2014, 10:21:37 am
JanRoza, where is the link for than Dutch forum, do you have a photo for him?
I have found his flicker link, but I didn't know which photo belong to him, is he old or young, I didn't know

https://www.flickr.com/photos/41792212@N00/
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: howardpc on December 10, 2014, 10:30:14 am
This is a community that will feel the loss of such an outstanding contributor keenly.
Thanks, BigChimp, for all you've given us over many years.
Rest in peace.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: DonAlfredo on December 10, 2014, 11:52:29 am
http://www.nldelphi.com/showthread.php?41059-Ovelijdensbericht-Reinier-Olislagers-(BigChimp) (http://www.nldelphi.com/showthread.php?41059-Ovelijdensbericht-Reinier-Olislagers-(BigChimp))
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: wp on December 10, 2014, 12:12:25 pm
What a shock! Thank you, Reinier, for all your help and mentorship.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: Blaazen on December 10, 2014, 12:14:23 pm
It's a shock for me. Of some reason, I thought he is very young.
My condolences to his family and friends.
And thank you.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: AKCarlow on December 10, 2014, 12:44:29 pm
I've only been using Lazarus for a little while, but in that little while he helped me several times. Thank you, BigChimp, and rest in peace.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: JD on December 10, 2014, 12:52:28 pm
 :o I could not believe my eyes! I'm in total shock. I'm indebted to him for his helpful advice on this forum. My heart goes out to his family. He will be greatly missed.

:'(

JD
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: Jurassic Pork on December 10, 2014, 01:13:35 pm
It's a shock for me because i didn't know that he was ill.  My condolences to his family. Thanks for you work.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: Blestan on December 10, 2014, 01:26:36 pm
What a sad news!!!! complete shock!!!
REST in peace old friend!!!
:( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: typo on December 10, 2014, 01:58:53 pm
If it is not a joke, thanks for your work and my condolences.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: Fred vS on December 10, 2014, 02:03:09 pm
It is the sadest news.

If i am addicted to fpc is mainly because of him.

He helps me so much time.

I think to his family and friends.

For me, BigChimp was the generosity personified.

Nothing will be the same.

I love you Reinier.

Fred
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: chenyuchih on December 10, 2014, 02:17:46 pm
What a sorrow news....
 :'(
Wish he would rest in peace!
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: ahiggins on December 10, 2014, 02:27:20 pm
Such sad news, BigChimp you will be much missed.
My thoughts are with your family and friends at this time, may their pain turn to peace.

 

the legend may be gone but his code will live forever.

BigChimp - Thank you.


Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: exdatis on December 10, 2014, 03:16:57 pm
It's a big lost for the all. My condolence for his family and friends.
BigChimp, thanks for all.
Rest in peace, my friend.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: ChrisF on December 10, 2014, 03:37:35 pm
A very bad news, indeed. We'll certainly all miss him a lot.

RIP, and condolences to his family.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: patyi on December 10, 2014, 03:39:16 pm
My condolence for his family and friends.  :'(

BigChimp not die as long as we are here !
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: goodname on December 10, 2014, 03:40:24 pm
I only know him through this forum and I can say that his contributions here were very significant. My condolences to his family and friends.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: Leledumbo on December 10, 2014, 04:43:16 pm
Deep condolences for his family. We worked together on fpctwit, but he's given a lot more contribution to this community. fpcup will need a new maintainer.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: parcel on December 10, 2014, 04:51:32 pm
My condolence for his family and friends.

Thank you, BigChimp.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: engkin on December 10, 2014, 04:53:37 pm
Did not want to believe, when I first read it. I was hoping it was not true. My condolences to his family.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: Never on December 10, 2014, 05:16:56 pm
My condolences to his family and  friends

the time beeing arround is quite short
but
enought to understant who @BigChimp was
farewell @BigChimp
respect
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: mica on December 10, 2014, 05:39:56 pm
My condolence for his family and friends.

thank you.....
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: minesadorada on December 10, 2014, 05:43:03 pm
Reinier helped be on a couple of projects recently - I relied on his knowledge of Firebird DB.

I am shocked and saddened by this news.  He gave me no clue that he was ill.  My condolences to his family.

R.I.P. 'BigChimp'
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: Edson on December 10, 2014, 06:01:54 pm
Thanks @BigChimp, for all your contributions (code, support, projects, wiki, ... ). You will be always present on our hearts.

Condolences for his family.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: EgonHugeist on December 10, 2014, 07:43:06 pm
My Condolences to his family & friends too.

I was some days of! Man i can't believe it. He got my full respect for his done work, high SQLDB knowledge, FPCUP and his FPC and community support.

R.I.P. Reinier,

Michael
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: sin_dragan on December 10, 2014, 10:56:16 pm
This also came as a shock to me, as I wasn't aware of his illness.  :(

I only know him through this forum, but he helped me many times and when the question wasn't his area of speciallity, he always tried to point me and many others in the right direction. He gave a great contribution to this forum and Lazarus project through his work.

Rest in peace BigChimp,

sin_dragan

Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: flamer0n on December 10, 2014, 11:50:16 pm
Omg! I'm shocked...

My condolences to his family and friends

RIP BigChimp
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: silvestre on December 11, 2014, 12:04:01 am
A great friend of this community leaves.

Thousands of interventions prove their generosity.

Our affection for him and his family.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: coliv_aja on December 11, 2014, 02:49:43 am
I'm new here, just silent reader type. But I'm sure saw his name all around the forum.
Really great loss for this community. I'm sure many people will still be helped by his post even long after he's gone.  :'(

My Condolences to his family and friends.
R.I.P. BigChimp.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: motaz on December 11, 2014, 06:00:06 am
I think this is his photo according to his flicker photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/41792212@N00/page1/

Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: IndianaJones on December 11, 2014, 08:23:05 am

My condolences to his family and friends and Lazarus/FPC community.
RIP BigChimp.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: lazjump on December 11, 2014, 09:33:57 am
I'm sad to hear this news. BigChimp is like everyday in this forum helping people, answering all kind of questions. He was a good person.

Rest in peace, BigChimp.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: vincococka on December 11, 2014, 11:59:52 am
OMG, still can`t believe this  :'(
BigChimp was one of the most helpfull contributors here.

You will survive in our hearts - forever...

R.I.P
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: Ocye on December 11, 2014, 12:54:19 pm
He was truly a hero (member). I'll miss him.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: Zoran on December 11, 2014, 02:20:17 pm
Shocking sad news... Thank you, BigChimp.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: VTwin on December 11, 2014, 03:25:24 pm
Sad news. My respects to his family.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: mirce.vladimirov on December 11, 2014, 11:19:20 pm
Rest in peace, a big loss for Lazarus comunity.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: x2nie on December 12, 2014, 04:20:05 am
My respect to him and his family.
 :'(
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: jwdietrich 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.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: Mike.Cornflake 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...
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: bill0287 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.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: typo on December 16, 2014, 04:51:40 am
He just helped me with lzRichEdit. Rest in peace, my friend.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: clauslack 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  :'(
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: nomorelogic on December 22, 2014, 05:08:20 pm
I know this shocking news just now
thanks for everything BigChimp
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: typo 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.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: motaz 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:

Code: [Select]
// 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;
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: cov 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.

~Dave Coventry
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: TurboRascal 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...
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: jshand2010 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
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: jma_sp 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:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: WickedDum 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.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: swierzbicki on January 31, 2015, 09:09:21 am
So sad  :(

RIP BigChimp.

Condolences to his family
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: lkhalid on February 12, 2015, 02:57:18 pm
he was a great guy
 Please transmit my condoleances to his family and friends
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: allanregistos on July 11, 2015, 06:34:43 am
Can't believe he was gone. I learned it just today when I am trying to use fpcup and notice the "late" word before the name and then BigChimp. RIP BigChimp, God bless you.
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: Zath on September 08, 2015, 10:47:41 am
I regret to say I had missed this thread.
How very sad so my belated condolences to his family and friends.

BigChimp has replied many times to my noobish threads and anyone who spares time for beginners gets a big thumbs up in my book.

Maybe he'll be his own Lazarus and is now up there watching over all us mere mortals plugging away a the next project source.

Thanks for your help BigChimp, you're gone but not forgotten !
Title: Re: BigChimp passed away on 4th december
Post by: seaton on September 14, 2015, 02:50:13 am
I too am shocked and deeply saddened.

I visit these forums on and off (more off than on).  BigChimp has helped me a number of times, always found time to reply to my messages.

Maybe we could name a release after him as a sign of respect for all the work he's done for the community.

Thank you Reiner for your help in the past both to me and the community, may you rest in peace.

Regards,

Stephen...