Subject Re: [IBDI] About IBX and Firebird
Author Martijn Tonies
Hi Lester,

> I will be using Firebird exclusively in my projects, and so
> for me there is not a problem. This is the same discussion
> as a front end tool. There are perhaps too many options and
> it is dividing our efforts. Diversity is very useful, but
> the result is much slower progress because of trying to
> maintain compatibility. I know that Jason will continue to
> support Interbase, and I will help when I can, but I would
> like to know if anybody is actually using IBO with Interbase
> 6.5? If IBX can not be improved to support Firebird, should
> Jason be wasting time on the reverse path?

If FB2 is going to divert from IB a lot more than it currently is,
it will have it's own client library etc, probably making the
compatibility issue much easier -> no need to check what db
you're using, you're always using FB or IB - no small differences.

Perhaps Jason will end up with two code bases, a lot of compiler
directives, I don't know... But I do think he should have IBO
for IB ...

Somestimes it's hard to saty compatible with multiple engines :)

Martijn Tonies
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