Subject Re: [IBDI] About IBX and Firebird
Author Daniel Rail
At 12/04/2002 12:29 PM, you wrote:

>Hello all,
>I've been using IBX since they were released with D5. Before i was
>using FIB and BDE. But now, with Firebird, i'm doubting if continuing
>using them (IBX) or not. My plans are to use only Firebird in all my
>developments (i'm currently using IB 6.0.1 in some of them and Firebird
>1.0 in other ones), so i want to know your point of view respect to
>this issue. Could i continue using IBX in my next developments?

My guess at least until Firebird 2.0, but I think there are some keywords
that are not recognized in the IBX parser. Borland did state that they are
not interested in supporting Firebird in IBX. My suggestion is switch now
to another component suite, before it's too late(I wouldn't be able to tell
you when "too late" will be, though).

>I've seen many ads regarding that IBO and FIBplus are better connection
>components, but my applications use only a few thousand records, so i
>don't think i need more power in connection software.

We use IBO for almost 2 years now and we are not disappointed. IBX started
out with the same base code as FIB Plus. FIB Plus seems to be a good
product. But it's hard to look elsewhere once you get used to IBO, because
it's so feature rich and I find it easy to develop with it. And, I haven't
tapped into all of the features yet, but gradually I'm starting to learn
them, when I can use them in projects.

Hope this gives you some food for thought.

Daniel Rail
Senior System Engineer
ACCRA Group Inc. (
ACCRA Med Software Inc. (