Subject RE: [IBDI] IB 6 problem
Author Helen Borrie
At 11:26 PM 11-04-00 -0400, you wrote:
>Because at
>you put

>The purpose of this list is to unite InterBase developers under the flag of
>the Interbase Developer Initiative, a merging of groups dedicated to
>ensuring that developers and, through them, their customers, will have a
>controlling interest in the future development of Interbase under open
>source. It is from the membership of this list that tactics will be
>effected to arm us with the best possible information on which to base our
>All are welcome aboard who share this common objective and who are willing
>to give time and effort to it.

>so I had not clear that this was a support group. Also, in IB-Architect, you
>stated on 04-77-2000 that the support list was at servers.
>Claudio Valderrama C.

Yes - your point is taken. I guess I'm thinking along the lines of "IBDI
deals with the issues of open source InterBase as they affect the
community". We've gotten past survival and licensing issues (for the time
being, anyway) and we're marking time on dealing with source code
management...and the current issue is getting the betas up-and-running.

Newsgroups are a limitation if one can't access them and/or one is on
limited and expensive bandwidth.

I would certainly want to discourage the use of the IBDI list for general
InterBase support - the mers list is the place for that - but a lot of the
IB 6.0 installation stuff is getting to be "noise" in the mers list, isn't
it? And you have already commented yourself on its irrelevance to other
lists like IBO-List...

I really like to think of the IBDI list as the "issues of the day" forum
for open IB. I believe that's how it has worked so far.

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