Subject RE: [IBDI] Re: [Firebird-admin] Firebird install for Win32 executable name
Author Jeff Blackwell
Forgive the thought here, but if things are _that_ big of a pain, would it
make sense to employ a system such CVS or (heaven forbid) M$ Visual Source
Safe to manage the complexities? If I had an auditor going nuts on my
operation, I might think about it...

Kind regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Lester Caine [mailto:lester@...]
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 3:09 PM
Subject: Re: [IBDI] Re: [Firebird-admin] Firebird install for Win32
executable name

> I'm confused (probably by not having had to conform to ISO9002 standards).
> In what way is using the Version Info resources on a setup.exe not
> acceptable for determining what exe you are dealing with?

The problem is in a number of cases now I have downloaded library updates
that have
the same file name as the one already in the download directory, and you can
see the Version Info until the file has been downloaded. When it is a 20Mb
file, it is nice to know it is version 4.77 and you have 4.76 already in the

I have some 6Mb libraries that keep the same name, and so when they say 'new
every time, you don't know until it has been downloaded that it is actually
the one
you already have.

> I thought the ISO standards were pretty fair about defining only the
> functional nature of a requirement and allowing you some flexibility in
> you meet that requirement. The real sticking points are often whether you
> have that process well documented and whether you follow it in your
> business practices.

Having been hit with problems such as the non-functional gds32.dll with
5.5 and 5.6, and having to use the copy from 5.1, you soon realise that
unless you
can keep track of which version is actually in use ( and Windows does not
necessarily keep the date the same ! ), then you have a problem actually
that an installation meets the documented setup. Especially when Microsoft
just overritten one of their libraries with a copy that is now incompatible
Interbase 5.1 ( I forget which one that was now but it took three days to
down! ).

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services

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