Subject Re: [IBDI] Porting to other OS'
Author Paul Beach
Hmmmm, not strictly true, but yes, the agreement was terminated, for a
number of reasons I don't really want to go into, some of which I didn't
agree with. However just for the record, Rios was also responsible for the
original 4.0 Linux port too.... they are an interesting crowd, and I would
like to re-build the relationship.

Point taken...


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----- Original Message -----
From: Claudio Valderrama C. <cvalde@...>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2000 6:10 AM
Subject: RE: [IBDI] Porting to other OS'

Interbase was ported to *BSD on Japan at Rios Corporation, see the page
"useful links" in my site.
The problem is they completed the port of IB 4.X and then the agreement with
the old ISC was terminated. I don't know if it has to do at that time with
ISC being pure commercial and Rios Corp. offered IB4-BSD as a free download.
Anyway, it would be interesting if Markus Kemper can contact them and see
if they are willing to continue, now that things have changed.

Claudio Valderrama C.
Ingeniero en Informática - Consultor independiente

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John.Hubbard@... [mailto:John.Hubbard@...]
> Sent: Jueves 30 de Marzo de 2000 11:04
> To:
> Subject: [IBDI] Porting to other OS'
> Apologies in advance if this has been asked already, but has
> anyone on the
> project tried to get the IB server components to build under *BSD? I'm no
> expert on UNIX porting, so I'm afraid I wouldn't have much to offer but a
> decent test environment and a willingness to do documentation. I am very
> excited by the prospect of IB going Open Source though. I currently use
> MySQL to backend all of my web servers, but it's lack of a full SQL syntax
> has reared its ugly head again and again. I also tried
> PostgreSQL and found
> it wanting. I've played with IB on NT (yuck!) and it seems very capable.
> Bravo to the development team on their product.

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