Subject Re: [IBO] Message from Jason
Author Randal W. Carpenter
I would help where I could too Jason, but as James said I would more than
likely be lost. One of the reasons I decided to buy ibo this second time
instead of just asking for it again as I have in the past was to help you
in the financial area....maybe others can give more. After all the reason
I am leaving the bde is to use a supported and stable method of accessing
firebird. If that means a community effort, then I will give some of my
free time to the project...well that is if it ends up as a community
licensed type project (and no I would not be upset if it became more of an
open community type project its sorta that anyway). I planned to get more
active again in firebird and other developement since I again have the
time, but maybe this project could be a place to call home. Also, I had
planned to play with porting it to lazarus just for fun (never got to play
with the ported code for kylix before it went away), maybe ibo itself
needs some attention in general. Is there a bug/feature request tracking
system available at least where we can start to see what this all amounts
to? If not perhaps that would be the place to start.


On Mon, 9 Jul 2007, James N Hitz wrote:

> Jason
> Being a Trustware licensee of IBObjects, I feel that I should be
> contributing in one way or another. It however is kinda' difficult for
> me (and I believe most other people) to know where to start. I am
> thinking it would be easier if you (Jason) broke down the problems at
> hand into modules - outlining clearly what sections need sprucing up,
> and exactly what the deliverables should be.
> This way, a user could easily choose a section they feel they can help
> in, and submit the code to a repository for QA.
> I am not an expert in Component Design but I am sure I can contribute
> something - however subtle, plus I am sure there are IBO users that are
> and can make a worthwhile contribution. They only need specifics.
> James
> Jason Wharton wrote:
>>> I have to put a third to this. It has been too long. It would
>> also
>>> be nice to have a release with D2007 support out of the box.
>> It is true I am struggling right now to keep up.
>> I don't want to bore with the details or excuses.
>> I value IBO and want to keep it fully viable and realize I am
>> damaging it by not being on top of things better.
>> Some here have made efforts to help and I really appreciate them.
>> I've always intended that IBO be a community effort to some extent
>> because the vast majority of people using IBO are doing so under
>> terms of the Trustware license.
>> This limits my income to such an extent that aside from one staff
>> assistant I cannot afford other help. For IBO to remain fully
>> viable I will need a continuation of support and assistance from the
>> community.
>> Of late very little help has been offered in comparison to the
>> amount of demands being placed on me. Normally I don't mind because
>> I love to work on IBO and I take pride in its quality, etc. But,
>> for the past few months I have had tremendously heavy issues to face
>> and I am more reliant upon community efforts right now.
>> Please realize it is not my intention to neglect IBO and that any
>> assistance would be greatly appreciated. I am doing my level best
>> and will have the 4.8 release out official as soon as possible.
>> There is a beta already out on the trustware site that can be loaded
>> into D2007 if you want it let me know.
>> Kind regards,
>> Jason L Wharton
>> __