Subject RE: OT :: HowTo docs was RE: [firebird-support] IB and FB coexist ?
Author Brenden Walker
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Vinkenoog [mailto:paul@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 5:01 PM
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> Subject: Re: OT :: HowTo docs was RE: [firebird-support] IB and FB
> coexist?
> Hi Brenden, Helen.
> > It's great that people are interested in writing pieces such as
> > this. But why create a new SF project for it? It's going to serve
> > everyone best to use a central location and index of HowTos, rather
> > than scattering them over multiple projects and websites to be
> > discovered by accident.
> I don't think he created the project just for the Howto (Brendan -
> correct me if I'm wrong). There's the DBServerToggler tool, and a
> short coexistence Howto.

You are correct ;-). I was asked to make this information available (there
was some interest at BorCon, I missed the BOF session though).

> It would be nice to have the Toggler as a module in the Firebird
> project, but that's entirely up to Brenden of course. Now at least
> he's his own boss :-)

As long as I've got some way to checkin changes, no problem there. The only
other problem is that this program is designed to work with both IB and FB,
which makes it kinda oddd.. And I made no attempt to support
cross-compiling under *nix, on the other hand creating something via a
simple shell script in *nix is pretty darned simple ;-)

> The Howto *is* interesting whether you use Brenden's tool or not. I
> would like to XML-ize it for our manual module, if Brenden agrees.

That would be awesome, I'd happily replace the doc with a link to an
official FAQ on the subject. That document is nearly a brain dump from a
several day sojourn into the various ways to coexist and ramifications