Subject RE: [Firebird-Architect] Re: Record Encoding
Author Claudio Valderrama C.
Jim Starkey wrote:
> Could somebody explain why the invariable reaction of this project to
> a new idea of "terrible, can't be done, there's a case that isn't
> optimimal" rather than "hey, that's a cool idea. Let's see how we
> can get it to work."

Can FB run on a PIII with 128 MB RAM for modest needs and on a four-way
processor workstation with 8 GB RAM? I think if it fits into the PIII and
can take advantage of the big resources in the second machine, everyone is

This is very different than saying "heck, if you want to use blobs, we are
going to put all blobs in memory, so prepare your budget for tons of RAM".
The difference is flexibility. If blobs in RAM are good, if compression is
good, let's have it. If someone doesn't or can't afford everything in RAM or
compression clashes with something (like seek) let that feature be turned
off. Is it doable?