Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Re: MySQL to Fight Oracle With Fire(bird)?
Author Dariusz Zelichowski
I certainly agree with all you wrote, and that includes respect to Jim, and other developers of the Firebiird. My point is that Firebird continues to have some serious PR and Image (l'image) problem. What should have been handled openly, is now leaning towards a post facto "damage control".

Overall it's been a funny scenario:

MySQL lacking in features is known even but those who know little about computers in general, while techincally superior Firebird, is still confused with a car or a browser. And that's among web developers too! ;-)

Roman Rokytskyy <rrokytskyy@...> wrote: > The whole "before Jim","during Jim" and "after Jim" is pretty messy,
> and one statement contradicts another. At the present time it's
> hard to say if we have what we like, or just trying to feel
> satisfied with what we have.

my feelings about all this issue as a developer:

- Jim is just great and should be respected in all ways;

- it was very hard to talk to Jim when one has different opinion to
his own (at least that is my own experience);

- almost all features that are implemented in Firebird 2.0 were
already done before Jim joined the project;

- Jim contributed Vulcan code for us and we have quite a huge amount
of work to merge it with FB 2.0 codebase;

- personally I will miss his posts in firebird-architect;

It is pretty clear that project does not depend on Jim, though it
would be good to have him somewhere around, some kind of Google
interface to Jim asking him his opinion on ideas that we want to
implement. :))


Community email addresses:
Post message:
List owner:

Shortcut URL to this page:
Yahoo! Groups Links

Relax. Yahoo! Mail virus scanning helps detect nasty viruses!

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]