Subject RE: [IBDI] 6.5 released
Author Dmitry Yemanov

> Borland InterBase 6.5 new features and benefits:
> Enhanced Metadata - A security feature that protects the
> metadata from modification by unauthorized users.

Does anyone know what it exactly means?

> VLDB Support (Very Large Database: 64 bit I/O) - Enables
> the creation of large files without creating a multi-file database.

Done in Firebird.

> SQL ROWS - Used in conjunction with the SQL ORDER BY
> clause to provide a ranking capability for SQL queries, enabling
> Web developers to parcel pieces of a larger result set from the Web
> server to a client browser.

Seems to be just an another name for FIRST...SKIP. Or am I mistaken?

> Asynchronous Statement Cancel - Gives users the ability to cancel
> an executing DSQL statement via the InterBase API.

AFAIK, it was implemented for v6.0 but hasn't been properly tested to be
released in that time. Now Borland employees have completed this work.

> XML Data-generation - Allows InterBase developers to generate XML
> documents directly from InterBase.

Looks interesting. I'd like to learn more about this one. But anyway it's
good marketing step, especially even it works ;-)