Subject Re: [Firebird-general] The 2003 Members Choice Awards have begun
Author Helen Borrie
At 12:10 PM 17/11/2003 -0800, you wrote:
>A vaguely related aside:
>I was just browsing the OpenOffice site yesterday, and
>read that they are planning a separate "Database
>application" (analogous to MS Access) for version 2.
>It's obviously going to need some kind of "engine",
>analogous to Jet (unless they're happy with the
>address book level database engine in there now!)
>Wouldn't it be FANTASTIC if that underlying engine
>were Firebird? I think it would be perfect, for the
>following reasons:
>1. Runs on the same platforms- Windows, Linux,
>Solaris, and more.
>2. It's small, especially the embedded version. All
>that would need to be distributed is the embedded dll,
>the security.fdb file (maybe that can be made
>unnecessary for simple apps?)

Embedded on Win32 doesn't use the security.fdb file *at all*. It bypasses
it. You need the embedded client, firebird.msg, the UDF and language dlls
and ib_util.dll. No Registry settings either.

For Linux, the installation situation is somewhat different. Single-user
Classic *is* similar to embedded Superserver on Win32 but it does require
the security DB and the pieces are not so "self-contained".