Subject Re: [firebird-support] Looking for some suggestions...Vertical market apps
Author Lester Caine
Myles Wakeham wrote:

> OK, but if your customer lost all the data in the database (including these
> records), how would you ever know what to upgrade from again? I guess I'm
> kinda answering my own question here - put this information somewhere
> outside of the database, but be sure to include a copy of it somewhere. I
> guess this could be stored redundantly with the application (ie. 'Last DB
> Version used' or something like that).

All our applications have always had the version details in the file
name so there is no doubt which version is running. ( Don't you hate
downloading setup.exe and not knowing what version it is, or worse still
forgetting when you downloaded it ;) )

The new web based stuff IS becoming a problem. It's too easy to fix a
PHP file and not propagate that change to the master copies. I've had to
get CVS working to manage things where a simple zip of the project
folder worked fine with Builder.

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services