Is this what I want?

Edson Carlos Ericksson Richter richter at
Wed Jul 19 18:29:11 EDT 2000

Guys, when you will put date in home page for freetds???

Edson Richter

De: 	Brian Bruns
Enviada: 	Quarta-feira, 19 de Julho de 2000 19:22
Para: 	TDS Development Group
Assunto: 	[freetds] Re: Is this what I want?

I'd definately use the CVS version, as far as I know nothing that worked
under 0.50 is broken and much is fixed. I am mostly recovered from the move
I think and when I get a few minutes I'm going to branch the tree for
FreeTDS_NG and scott can put his restructuring there.  But, for now CVS is
the most stable.


On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Bob Kline wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Tim Uckun wrote:
> > 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've had better success with vendors, but the ones who do understand
> what "decent support" means are in the minority, and even for them I
> think I'd stop short of allegiance for life. :->}
> > >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?
> > 
> I'll defer to Brian on that question.  Perhaps both?
> -- 
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