Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Yaffil Merges Source Code with Firebird
Author AlfonsoRica´┐Żo
Congratulations to all of Firebird and Yaffil developers!
(and for us, as users of this great database)


--- Helen Borrie <helebor@...> wrote:
> Yaffil Merges Source Code with Firebird
> =====================================================
> Moscow, St Petersburg and The World, 2 December 2003
> The Firebird Project and the principals of the Yaffil project are
> very
> pleased to announce the merging of the Yaffil project with Firebird.
> Former
> Yaffil chief developer Oleg Ivanov is welcomed as the newest member
> of the
> Firebird core developer team.
> Yaffil, a Russian, Windows-only version of the Firebird database
> engine,
> was built
> originally from the open source Firebird code with a number of
> additional
> features. It began life as a private project, before becoming
> available as
> a commercial distribution from, of Moscow. Separate Yaffil
> development has since ceased, product sales have been stopped and all
> the
> sources have been released for merging into the Firebird 2.0 code
> base by
> the Firebird development team.
> For Firebird, the homecoming of the little red bird is welcome news.
> First,
> it allows the two closely-related codebases to be united in a single
> tree.
> Both will gain strength by moving forward in a single direction.
> Secondly,
> it brings into the design scheme a number of significant
> enhancements,
> optimizations, architectural improvements and character
> sets/collations.
> For Yaffil users *, the proprietor of, Dmitri Kouzmenko,
> says
> migrating to Firebird 2.0 will benefit them by enabling them to
> * work with the cross-platform database server
> * use the new features
> * have access to full project source code.
> He also notes that, as Firebird is being developed by a big team of
> developers, partly financed by the FirebirdSQL Foundation, the
> combined
> project will continue to develop and progress.
> Coordinated efforts between the Firebird core developers and Oleg
> Ivanov
> will ensure that Yaffil users will be able to migrate easily to
> Firebird 2
> with only minor changes to their applications and databases. To
> Dmitri,
> this means that users will have Yaffil's advantages of better
> performance
> and lower CPU load along with the benefits of the cross-platform
> server, an
> open source product and a number of unique features. He considers
> that,
> rather than having two teams spending energy on implementing
> conflicting
> features, it would be more productive for them to work together on
> new
> features and bugfixes.
> The FirebirdSQL Foundation is discussing a proposal to grant some
> funds to
> assist with an early merger of Yaffil's most useful special features
> into
> the codebase for a forthcoming post-version 1.5 sub-release of
> Firebird.
> From the Firebird Admin team and Dmitri Kouzmenko
> * Bug fixes for current Yaffil products and technical support for
> existing
> customers will be continued by D. Kouzmenko
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