Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Access Firebird by DBExpress and other drivers
Author Jason Chapman (JAC2)
Chau Chee Yang
> To make the Firebird widespread and finally replaced the Interbase, I
> think we should develop an DBX engine for Firebird. As time pass,
> the gaps between Interbase and Firebird will be larger and larger and
> we won't be able to access Firebird 2.0 using DBX's IB driver anymore.
Couldn't agree more and I would be happy to work on this, as long as we
wrote it in Delphi (I can;t help it C++ scares me). I am sure that there
are white papers for writing DBX drivers and I am sure I have seen an
article on it in the Delphi Magazine.

The only thing I will say is that due to the way the DBX functionaility is
surfaced, it will always have that lowest common denominator feel as far as
I can see as it is wrapped by standard VCL components, e.g. I can't see
there being a way to surface IBEvents using the DBX layer. I may be way off
the mark.

I'll dig out the article and anything I can on Borlands Website.

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