Subject RE: [Firebird-Architect] Re: Record Encoding
Author Claudio Valderrama C.
Jim Starkey wrote:
>> Maybe a better idea would be to have transmission compression and
>> storage compression. The transmission compression can be negotiated
>> on connection (useful for the poor client on a 486, where
>> compression could hurt more then help), and storage compression be
>> whatever the server feels appropriate.
> That's the worst of all alternatives. Besides, the 486 belongs either
> in the attic or holding a door open. We should make our tradeoffs for
> contemporary hardware, particularly when a replacement your 486 can be
> had for $300 (shipping included).

Then it's time to announce the next version of Firebird is only for the
richest countries, where purchasing a computer (and the biggest available
one) every six months is normal and not a luxury.

- I just purchased 14 GB of DDR2-800 for my 4-CPU computer.
- Are you running Oracle or Terabyte?
- No, I'm just running FB embedded.