|Subject||Re: [Firebird-general] Has Anyone Ever Linked FB's DLL With Microsoft C++?|
At 11:34 AM 8/03/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>Hi Folks:Did you see my posting recommending that you take your questions to the
>I asked this in the support group Saturday, I'm not
>getting much response to the questions I ask there.
>I realize, nobody is paying anybody to help me. I
>need to make a decision if I'm on the wrong track.
>I'm not familiar with Yahoo groups. I don't
>understand the Yahoo search mechanism. I can do a
>pretty good search of the Usenet groups with Google,
>and could find a thread with "link" in the title and
>"leading underscore" in the text. So if this has
>been asked and answered, please help me find the
>thread in this or the support groups.
>I'm a Unix programmer working in the unfamiliar
>Windows environment, that slows things down. Now I'm
>spending too much time trying to add a database to
>an application for a client.
>Unicode and an embedded server are attractive features
>for this laptop application. The price is right for
>the small project too. I'm open to suggestions for
>alternatives to Firebird if it's not the right DB for
>I have now spent 2 weeks failing to get my test program
>to link to FB embedded using this download:
>I've found that Microsoft's Visual C++ 6.0 adds a
>leading underscore to it's exported symbols. A dumpbin
>of the FB DLL shows no leading underscore on the symbols
>How are users of MSVC linking the Firebird DLL?
>I'm thinking of a full build from source. But the
>source is only available in something called a "BZ2"
>format. I haven't had any luck finding a utility that
>will expand a BZ2 file. Can someone point me to a site
>that has a Windows BZ2 utility?
>The UPS on my Solaris PC died yesterday, but I can
>press that system into service if it's easier to get BZ2
>for a Unix system.
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