Subject Re: [ib-support] Borland strikes back with IB6.5???
Author Martijn Tonies
>>I am sure that if the Firebird developers had the money and resourses
>>available to Borland, they would have reached version 2.


>The point has been made before, that a "release" in the constantly-evolving
open source environment is merely a line in the sand. It says "we added yay
new >features and yay bug fixes up to this point and we believe they work at
this point". A full release isn't an end in itself, it's a marker on the

And also, I noticed that when you're into the development (not even
participating, but watching - talking about it and reading about it every
day) - you'll noticed A LOT more heat than from, for example, Borland.
Everything gets spitted out on this (and other) lists - when you read,
you'll know of every little bug or error made by someone. With Borland, you
know nothing that happens at the inside - so perhaps it 'looks' more stable
to an outsider...

Or at least, that's my feeling about it.

Martijn Tonies
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