Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Major and Minor ODS Versions
Author Jim Starkey
Thomas Steinmaurer wrote:
>> ODS changes, major or minor, shouldn't be visible to the clients. They
>> are an internal engine issues, no more.
> (Third-party tool developer hat on)
> The client needs to know the ODS version when it comes to what
> particular features the database in question supports. For example,
> Firebird 2.1 can open ODS 11.0 databases, but features like monitoring
> tables, database triggers, ... are available in ODS 11.1 or higher
> database only.
I disagree. A developer needs to know what capabilities are present,
which is what the info calls are all about. A developer shouldn't have
to rely on something as crude as a version number. I am completely
aware that if database developers aren't conscientious about providing
this information, then an application developer has no other
alternative. But checking version number should be your last, not
first, choice.