Subject Re: [ib-support] Borland strikes back with IB6.5???
competition how I love it!!! and lets not forget not to bloat a db engine,
xml bells should be done on the middleware plain and simple I'm not scared
or worried what Borland has done to IB6.5. lets make FB clean and easy to
manage and painless not a beast like oracle.
> <<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 now.
> <<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 Firebird?
> Regards
> Paul Beach
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