Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Re: Database Capabilities
Author Jim Starkey
Nando Dessena wrote:

>R> As Helen suggest, most of the features are related to the ODS level.
>R> Rest is related to the server version. So for now I think that we have
>R> everything we need for the client to be able to make the right
>R> decision about the server capabilities.
>I agree; it appears that either this is a solution looking for a
>problem or at best a problem that's not very urgent.
Not true. The problem is real and immediate. There is currently a good
possibility that the first Vulcan release will precede Firebird 2.0,
though Firebird 2.0 may have more capabilities. There simply won't be a
linear ordering of releases. Jaybird needs to know about
engine/database capabilities, but can't possibly know about what future
point releases will make those capabilities available. Version strings
can tell you about the past; Capabilities are necessary to handle the


Jim Starkey
Netfrastructure, Inc.
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