Subject RE: [Firebird-general] Firebird administration GUI tool
Author Gerhardus Geldenhuis
I don't know if the thread has been moved to the fb-tools list. I have
subscribed to it now. In the meantime just a quick comment.

Turbo Pascal 7 used to have a very nice object library that you could
use to write a asci-gui.(oxymoron!)

If we could get a similar library or get that one in a opensource
version we could use freepascal or gnu-pascal to write a gui.
Gnu-pascal however will compile on more platforms but does not have all
the delphi syntax. It even have a nice crt unit to create x11 type

My motivations are that by using pascal you provide access to more
developers in the fb-community. And by using an asci interface you have
a gui available that is consistent over all platforms as text is still
the lowest commen denominator.


Gerhardus Geldenhuis
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nando Dessena [mailto:nandod@...]
> Sent: 06 February 2004 08:57
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Firebird-general] Firebird administration GUI tool
> Yep. That someone with a urgent need put down a draft list of
> requirements. Here are mine:
> - should work at least on Windows. A plus would be to have it
> work on Linux as well. Having it working on more platforms
> would be a welcome miracle.
> - small footprint: it should be included in the Firebird
> Setup or in a "Plus" pack easily available.
> - Features: database explorer, SQL editor and capable to run
> scripts (but it could just call ISQL for that). Database
> create/drop is a must. Backup/restore a plus.

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