Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Re: RFC: The Server client (about Gateways...)
Author Dimitry Sibiryakov
On 30 Sep 2006 at 8:17, Jim Starkey wrote:

>Writing a new provider to support integrated cross database access has
>many advantages. One is that it isn't dependent on particular engine
>versions. It would work on all versions, Interbase, Firebird V1,
>Firebird V2, and Vulcan. It wouldn't break the engine during its
>development. It would support cross database access across process
>and server boundaries. It would support cross database access across
>major version and even across a mixture of Firebird and Interbase
>databases. It would have a release cycle independent of the current
>Firebird engine. It also could reuse major encapsulated classes from
>Vulcan -- the SQL parser, memory managers, sort, the mover, etc.

And if this mega-provider is ever implemented, what will be a
reason of using other providers directly? Why not pass all queries
through it?

SY, Dimitry Sibiryakov.