Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Problems
Author Daniel Rail

At February 5, 2004, 10:20, Nando Dessena wrote:
> I haven't got any particular need for a GUI console myself, but I do
> want Firebird to gain more success, so why don't we revive discussion
> for a basic GUI FbConsole to be installed together with Firebird?

> Requirements are the first thing to collect, but even more important
> is finding people willing to do it. Blaming the Firebird project for
> not offering a GUI console is not enough - building one would be
> much better!

Agreed. The first version should only contain the very basics to get
someone started:
- Create a database
- Execute DDL and DML
- Return result set of a SELECT statement
- Ability to perform a backup and restore, without directly using
- (?) Manage Users
- (?) Manage Aliases (have to be running on the same computer, until
an API is developped to add, edit and drop aliases)
- (?) Manage server configuration (have to be running on the same
computer, since it has to load/save the configuration file)

One thing for sure is that this GUI console should never be fancy or
elaborate, since it's main job is to help someone get started with FB.
And, it should have a small footprint to be easily distributed with

> Should I open another thread here to discuss it or there's nothing
> to discuss yet?

Yes opening a new thread would be better. What should also be
discussed is which programming language should be used to develop it,
C++ seems to be a good choice(although I'm a Delphi developer). And,
that it would use FB's API directly, instead of relying on 3rd party

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