Subject Re: [IBO] IBO shortcomings
Author Lester Caine
> I'm looking at IBO as an alternative to the interbaseExpress
> components. The
> material I've read seems to weigh heavily in favour of IBO. Infact I
> can't
> seem to find a list of IBO's shortcomings (apart from cost).

IBO is a different beast to IBX, as a result, its best strengths are in it's
'native' visual components. The result of this was that moving from BDE over
was not intuative. Jason has done a lot to make porting easy, and the results
work very well, but you need to get to grips with 'native' IBO quickly and
then you will loose a LOT of old code put in to fix problems.

> Would anyone be willing to tell me of IBO's shortcomings both in
> respect to
> interbaseExpress and shortcomings irrespective of interbaseExpress?

I have not had to use IBX. I switched to IBO as a BDE replacement at a time
when IBX was just unusable. I think a lot of long term IBO users are in the
same boat. As a replacement for BDE there is just no contest.

> For example : What does IBX do better than IBO? What might annoy me
> about IBO?

Someone else will have to answer the what is better - I'm not awaire of
anything. As to what will annoy - the different way of working - but it is
definitly worth the effort.

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services