Subject Re: [ib-support] Borland strikes back with IB6.5???
Author Paul Beach
<<Well, let me play devils advocate for a moment.
Let's see,
- number of releases from Borland post IB5.6 -> 2 (IB6.0, IB6.5)
- number of releases from Firebird -> 0>>

It depends on how you view things, there have been a number of releases from
Firebird on a large number of platforms, all building towards FB 1.0.
We would like to lnow that 1.0 is as rock solid as we can make it. How many
people have tested/played with 6.5? I wonder what the bug situation is and
how they are going to react if and when bugs are found?

We have acted promptly to the issues raised in RC1, and are building RC2

<<We (the compnay that I work for) can not and will not ship beta, RC, etc.,
code, only release code. We've been asking here (Mers until it went down),
when is FB 1.0 going to be released. All we ever hear is "real soon". The
link someone posted to IBPhoenix regarding RC2 says the same thing, that is
RC2 will be available "soon".... We (the company that I work for), may have
to go to Borland for IB, since "real soon" has been a "real long time" ;)>>

Very nice. There is a huge difference between an open source project that
typically relies on contributions of time and effort by a number of unpaid
developers and a closed source project. You can't schedule that time. Now if
we could pay for more developers to spend more time on the project, then
schedules become easier to manage.

If you got to Borland are you going to pay for licenses? If thats the case,
would you be willing to contribute the license fee you are going to pay to

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