Subject RE: [IBO] Differences between IBO 4.9.x and IBO 5.x (future roadmap)
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> Perfectly!
> I'm having some troubles to use IBO 4.9.13 on Delphi XE. Now I'm using
> 4.9.12.
> When I solve them I'll port to 5.x.

Carlos is correct that I am automatically back porting all bug fixes in the
IBO 5.x development to the IBO 4.9.13 version. This will continue up to the
point that I get IBO in an overall stable condition working with the Delphi
2009+ string type. I want to be assured the migration path between 4.x and
5.x will be a smooth transition.

Once I get to this point, I will make an official production release for IBO
4.9.14 and from that point forward I will no longer automatically back port
my efforts that are going into IBO 5.x. I will only back port fixes by

Also, FYI:

IBO 4.9.14 will officially support D7 to D2007
(even though it also works on D2009 - XE)
(timeframe: days to weeks from now)

IBO 5.0.2 will officially support D2009+.
(even though it also works on D7 - D2007)
{timeframe: few weeks from now)

IBO 5.1.x will introduce official support for Lazarus/FPC.
{timeframe: few months from now}

IBO 6.x will introduce all new features of significant import.
{timeframe: when Lazarus port is finished)

Areas of interest for the 6.x release will be:
* Significant reworking of code to take advantage of new compiler
capabilities. (e.g. making data aware controls via interfaces, dynamic
arrays for internal memory structures, type interfaces for structured
property lists instead of string lists all over the place. etc.)
* Take a hard look at reengineering things for increased performance.
* Moving towards a driver layer so that divergence between IB and Firebird
can be dealt with better.
* More work on productivity items such as bi-directional replication,
enhanced full text searching, introduction of a versioned document
management engine, and whatever else captures my attention.
* Likely I will develop some more resources having to do with
multi-threading, services, servers, etc.
* Improved capability to deal with disconnected state and to handle failed

Also, anyone purchasing a license to IBO 4.9.x will be automatically
eligible to apply it towards an IBO 5.x license. So, there is no need to
delay making a license purchase.

Hope this helps those trying to figure out how to plan things.

Jason LeRoy Wharton