Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Happy Birthday Firebird/Interbase/GDS Galaxy
Author Olivier Mascia
On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 15:32:47 -0400
Jim Starkey <jas@...> wrote:

JS> September 4th is the 20th anniversary of what is now Firebird. I quit
JS> my job at DEC in August, took a three day end-of-summer holiday, and
JS> began work on September 4, 1984 in my new career as a software
JS> entrepreneur. As best as I can reconstruct, the first two files were
JS> cpre.c and cpre.h (C preprocessor), later changed to gpre.c and gpre.h.
JS> The files were created on a loaner DEC Pro/350, a PDP-11 personal
JS> computer that went exactly nowhere, running XENIX. Gpre was my first C
JS> program, XENIX was my first experience with Unix, and the Pro/350 was my
JS> very last (but not lamented) experience with PDP-11s.
JS> Happy birthday, Firebird!

Hey, that's a key birthday !
Congratulations !

Olivier Mascia