Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Backward compatability with previous versions of gdb files
Author Jim Starkey
At 01:10 PM 4/30/00 -0700, Bill Karwin wrote:
>If it's feasible to do so, I think it'd be great for IB 6.x (where x >
>0) to add this capability. However, I would prefer to see 6.0 be
>released _without_ this capability, just so folks can use it. If we
>demand more features from IB 6.0, it'll just delay its release. I don't
>think it's too complex or unreasonable to require a gbak&restore to
>migrate one's databases to IB6 (dialect 1).

I beg to differ, sir. I think an installation that breaks
existing systems is utterly unacceptable. One of the original
design goals of the DSRI (DEC Standard Relational Interface)
from which OSRI derived was to allow rolling upgrades -- that
a installation would never EVER breaking running systems.

To break with this policy in the name of "quality assurance"
begs the question of the meaning of "quality."

I am very sorry this happened. I will do what I can to see
the current situation rectified and the practice never repeated
in the future.

Jim Starkey