Is this what I want?

Tim Uckun tim at
Wed Jul 19 12:10:01 EDT 2000

At 09:32 AM 07/19/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>On Tue, 18 Jul 2000, Tim Uckun wrote:
>Same answer you'll get for many open-source projects.  You have the
>disadvantage that there's no company guaranteeing the software and with
>the economic incentive to enhance it.  You have the advantage of access
>to the source code.  For many, this advantage outweighs the lack of a
>vendor, and as you probably are aware, vendors are not always an
>unalloyed blessing.  For freetds, however, there's an extra twist to
>consider, in that the project works without benefit of full access to
>the specification it's implementing.

If I ever get decent support from a vendor I pledge allegience to them for 
life. Too bad it never actually happens. Seems like people's idea of 
support is to point the finger at somebody else or just to ignore you. I 
guess what I am trying to say is that I don't expect support one way or 
another. I am much more interested in a product that will work in the 
first. Not being a C programmer I doubt if I could actually use the source 
code or fix it though.

>I would suggest you do some prototyping and stress-testing to make your
>own determination as to the suitability of the software.

Yes I will start on this right away. Should I use the latest stable version 
(.5) or get the CVS snapshot?

Tim Uckun
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