Subject RE: [IB-Architect] First impressions
Author Helen Borrie
At 01:32 PM 27-07-00 +1000, Adam wrote:

>In my experience very few (proportionately) users of OSS on the Win32
>platform will actually build it themselves, rather they will want binaries
>and ideally an installer. Those who actually want to build the code are (or
>will need to become) capable of using tools such as the ones Bill describes
>in order to do so.

IMO, we don't have any precedent to go on here, since previous OS databases
have been Linux-only and the choice didn't exist. A multi-platform source
needs multi-platform build platform options.

It will be a mistake to assume that nobody will want/need to do a test
build on Windows; nor that those without access to a Linux box are
incapable of using a build configuration tool.

"Ask not what your free, open-source database can do for you,
but what you can do for your free, open-source database."