Subject Re: AW: [Firebird-Java] Re: Can't open connection
Author Lester Caine
Steffen Heil wrote:

>>W2kSP4 is still not being used because it broke perfectly stable network
> applications running on SP3 so I would expect WS2003 to have the later
> 'security fixes' and hence the problems
> Not wanting to start a debate on this again, please do not blame the service
> pack for correcting things, blame your application for being reliant on
> errorious behavier. Good software is programmed to use documented and
> supported apis. Undocumented features of the windows api tend to change and
> applications using these are known to break on updates. Good software does
> not.

In the case of fixes to SP4 API - Microsoft has changed the API!
A couple of buffer sizes were changed from 'unspecified' to 'maximum
length' and unless programs are recompiled with the new limits ...
So OK the buffer sizes were undocumented, but one still had to use them
and now Windows complains if you do not follow the new rules ;)

Problems with Motorola/BTIngnition ISDN modems have not yet been fixed,
and other than replacing several perfectly functional units ...

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services