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Report From: Delphi-BCB/Database/DBExpress    [ Add a report in this area ]  
Report #:  4007   Status: Open
Please include source code for all dbExpress drivers.
Project:  Delphi Build #:
Version:    7.0 Submitted By:   Craig Stuntz
Report Type:  Suggestion / Enhancement Request Date Reported:  4/4/2003 11:47:27 AM
Severity:    Serious / Highly visible problem Last Updated: 3/20/2012 2:24:39 AM
Platform:    All platforms Internal Tracking #:   164431
Resolution: None  Resolved in Build: : None
Duplicate of:  None
Voting and Rating
Overall Rating: (122 Total Ratings)
4.81 out of 5
Total Votes: 224
Source code for all components is a basic requirement of commercial software development, which significantly enhances a Delphi user's ability to debug their own code and fix problems in Borland's code when they arise.

Including the source code will also allow much more complete QualityCentral reports regarding dbExpress issues, as the cause of an issue can be better isolated.

The source code release does not need to be under an open source license -- the regular Delphi VCL/RTL source license is fine.
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Kevin Davidson at 4/5/2003 6:19:31 PM -
Right on, Craig

Veselin Pavlov at 4/8/2003 6:49:32 AM -
I think that this is a must after the numerous and serious bugs in the drivers.
Having the opportunity to correct them at the moment and not to wait for years will be a benefit for everyone.

Kjell Rilbe at 4/9/2003 12:31:41 AM -
Yes, and i expect that it would take at least some of the load off Borland's developers, so that more bugs can be corrected in each release. At least if I were to find a bug and a solution to it, I would send my solution to Borland. I'm not saying that the Borland people don't do their job well or anything, I'm just saying that if all of us had the source we could add to the effort. We would all benefit.

Clinton Johnson at 3/23/2005 9:08:05 PM -
You might as well ask for source to the delphi compiler and IDE while yer at it...

Leonel Togniolli at 3/24/2005 9:17:01 AM -
No, that's another request: 6392.

Ola Fjellheim at 6/23/2006 2:27:46 AM -
This would most certainly speed up desired support for MySQL 5.0!

Markus Humm at 11/5/2006 1:04:44 AM -
Strange, this report it "open" but you can't see the resolution because the link to it is missing.

Markus Humm at 3/31/2008 12:07:59 PM -
Can this be closed now since afaik D2007 ships source for most of the drivers?

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