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What is with the ISUG Enhancements versus Sybase CR/Bugs on the sybase-product-futures mailing list?

In the MSA and System transactions performedby maint user thread on the sybase-product-futures mailing list, Jeff Tallman mentions thatInternational Sybase Users Group someone needs to create an ISUG enhancement or a Sybase change request (CR).  Mike Harrold let everyone know that even through creating a Sybase CR is put in the Sybase engineering queue, it doesn’t mean that an engineer will actually look at it let alone have product management approve it to be implemented.

Jeff hits the nail on the head.  You have a voice with the ISUG enhancements process. Use it.  And yes, you have to be paid member to vote. Sorry, but we are a non-profit and your membership fees keep us running!  You can vote as a Basic Member – you do not need to join at the higher membership levels (but you should so you can read all the wonderful articles Jeff writes for us).  The more votes, the easier it is for engineering to justify spending staff resources on it when they go to management.  Encourage all of your peers to join and vote as well.  If you work for a business with several Sybase users, convince your boss to pay for a corporate membership and get all your colleagues to vote as well. 🙂
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Regards,

Mike Harrold
Executive Director

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Having an “internal enhancement” (aka a CR) doesn’t mean it gets implemented.  It means there’s a CR for it.  It might be a great idea, but without backing (and a user request + an engineer doesn’t mean it has backing; look how long it took for UDFs, mathematical functions, etc.) it doesn’t get allocated any development resources.  Without development resources, it doesn’t get implemented.

Bottom line, a CR doesn’t mean it’s a “planned” feature.

Regards,

Mike Harrold
Executive Director
International Sybase User Group

I would recommend voting for the ISUG enhancements (this week).  I and several other ISUG Board members will be going through the ISUG enhancements this weekend to present a subset to Sybase product management at TechWave next month.

I haven’t seen many ISUG enhancements being requested lately or voted upon for that matter.  The higher the votes for a particular enhancement, the more likely Sybase will pick it up.

So please, everyone go vote on the ISUG enhancements! 🙂

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ISUG Reminder: Vote for the ISUG Technical Journal Awards

Dear ISUG Member,

Don’t forget that June 30th is the last date to vote for the annual ISUG
Technical Journal Awards that will be presented at TechWave in Las
Vegas:

http://my.isug.com/p/su/rd/sid=31

Also, June 30th is the last day to renew your membership at the current pricing if you are an individual member:

http://my.isug.com/register.php?renew=1

Don’t forget to select your local or regional user group when you renew!

Regards,

Mike Harrold
Executive Director
International Sybase User Group
Email: Mike.Harrold@isug.com
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