Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Firebird in the news: InformationWeek -- Popularity Growing For Open-Source Databases
Author Daniel Rail

At March 15, 2004, 18:46, C Fraser wrote:

> There are third party tools available that do a great job.

Firebird also needs a basic GUI tool. It doesn't need to be as
advanced as the 3rd party tools.

> The one we use is IBExpert. There is the cut down version of IBExpert for
> example, which is free (not sure if it is free just for personal use, or
> free for business use as well).

But, it doesn't support user management, which the GUI tool to be
distributed with FB should support.

> There are quite a few others as well.

This has been talked about for a long time. And, the current
consensus is that it is time for FB to have a basic GUI tool with no
advanced feature(just something like IBConsole will do).

> Just wondering about reinventing the wheel...

It's about having one that would be maintained, by the Firebird
project, and distributed with Firebird.

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