Subject Re: [Firebird-general] help list posting volume
Author Helen Borrie
At 07:28 PM 24/10/2006, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>I noticed that the volume of posts in the help list is trending down.
> >From ~1600 per month in 2004 upto early 2005, it went to ~1000 since,
>and quite suddenly down to ~650 in the last two months.
>What would be the reason for that? My explanation would be that the
>publication of the books by Cantu and Borrie drove the first decline
>and the online manual stuff driving the second decline.
>The above is probably a self-serving explanation. Does anybody have a
>better theory?

If past experience is any indicator, the long gestation time of the
new release is the main factor in the drop-off. Fb 1.5.3 is very
stable and there's a lot of archive stuff to Google. After the
release, people will be allowed to post their v.2.0 problems to the
support list and it's probably going to hot up again. Let's see....