Subject Re: [firebird-support] How to convert 2.5 to 2.1 database
Author Lester Caine
Helen Borrie wrote:
> At 05:51 PM 1/12/2009, Lester Caine wrote:
>> Having had to rely on the gbak 'trick' a few times now where sites had to remain
>> on FB1.5 but the new work is in FB2 then I would say that SOME means of
>> backwards compatibility is essential?
> Please don't try to start a feature discussion in this list, Lester. Take it to firebird-devel or firebird-architect, please.

Actually Helen - I think it is quite important that people KNOW that there is a
problem in using a facility that many USERS have probably relied on in the past?
A note added in the release notes is all very well ( I can't see anything about
it at the moment? ), but this information is something that actually makes me
have to take more care if I want to start running FB2.5 up for testing. All the
machines here are FB2.1.2, but I have an FB1.5 gbak so that where I've pulled
data from site - fixed thing and tidied up - I can then push it back to site if
needs be. The fact that Ann was not aware of a problem would indicate that this
may be something that has been overlooked? So users who are now testing 2.5 - as
this thread indicates - need to know the potential pitfalls rather than being
caught out.

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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