Subject Re: [firebird-support] Looking for some suggestions...Vertical market apps
Author Myles Wakeham
> On 02-Aug-2004 08:01:39, Lester Caine wrote:
> If you are happy to field the calls from sites where an update has
> failed, then I think you may be able to do something, but we like to
> test everything before passing it to a customer. Have all those
> 'specials' now become part of the later versions, or will they have to
> be new 'special' versions of the later code?

Actually now that I think of it, all customers get the same database schema
regardless of whether they have any special features or modifications
enabled, so it won't be a problem with the database. The only problem I can
see is keeping records of what version a customer has.

I got a call last week from a customer who bought our software 3 years ago,
its been working fine, but they someone crashed their server, and now they
need us to fix a corrupted database. No problem, but when I saw what
version they had, it was about 8 major versions behind the current shipping
product. This is an exception, but it does happen. Hence knowing how to
handle version upgrades from a situation like this during a software update
is critically important to us.

Thanks for the information on how you do it. We'll see what can be done for


Myles Wakeham
Director of Engineering
Tech Solutions US, Inc.
(480) 451-7440