Subject RE: [IBO] FastReport3
Author Jason Wharton

It sounds to me like if we keep things as they currently are you will be one
of the only people using IBO on builder. I've put a lot of work into
getting IBO to install into builder and I would absolutely love to hear
about what it is you do to make things work. I would like it so that
everyone can use IBO in Builder that wants to. If you have some time, will
you please work with me to fine tune the installer (which is VERY flexible
and powerful) to do just what you like it to so that things work.

Jason Wharton

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lester Caine [mailto:lester@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 2:58 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [IBO] FastReport3
> Jason Wharton wrote:
> > Complicating the IBO install script is the least of my concerns.
> > I'd rather the script untangle the complexity than
> expecting all the users
> > to do it individually.
> >
> > My install script is a perfect way to address this problem.
> The FastReport Install package is simply not installing any IBO
> compatibility in Builder5 or 6 - hence my problems.
> The move from FR2.5 to FR3 is much like IBO3 to IBO4. Replacing one
> simple package with a host of 'optional' packages. But the
> main problem
> is that the native IBO mode seems to have been striped
> completely, and
> the upgrade path for FR2.5 reports to FR3 simply does not work -
> ignoring the additional IBO problems.
> I've tried three reports now, and the only way of getting
> them to work
> has been to write them from scratch, re-enter all the layout
> stuff, and
> drop the direct links to IB_Query in the base app.
> The IBO edit development functions are lost as well so I
> can't test the
> new queries on-line, I have to copy them to something else.
> In all I think that I have been sold a pup by Alexander - FR3
> may be the
> a great package, but it's no longer any use with IBO :(
> I am going to have scrap IBO as a source and switch to
> something else -
> and see if that actually works - something that I simply
> don't have time
> to contest with.
> p.s. I am even more sure that installation packages are more of a
> hindrance than a help in Builder5 and 6. Since Borland are
> never going
> to fix the bugs, I don't want someone trashing a working set-up by
> overwriting my package structure. *I* want to decide when and were I
> select a new package, and I *MUST* be able to build a new
> library with a
> new library names without affecting the existing copy. FR2.53
> trashed my
> working FR2.50/IBO4 set-up, and I had to run a complete Registry and
> File set backup beforehand so I could get back to the working
> configuration. The only way to correctly manage library updates in
> Builder6 is by MANUALLY modifying the build files outside Builder -
> Getting FR3 to run on top of an existing FR2.5 took a lot of
> fiddling.
> Keeping my existing IBO4 set-up available means I can't risk
> loading any
> later IBO4 over the top.
> --
> Lester Caine
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