Subject Re: Jaybird and API calls
Author bsstmiller <>
--- In, "Roman Rokytskyy
<rrokytskyy@a...>" <rrokytskyy@a...> wrote:
> > > It sounds
> > > like this is what we are looking for if we go with Java. If the
> > > API isn't complete, we can always add something if we really need
> > > it.
> >
> > Remember that regardless of what Java method you use, if you want
> > to call 'native' API's, the there is going to have to be
> > some 'native' executables in the mix some where that are accessed
> > via JINI (e.g. a C++ or Object Pascal DLL or SO).
> Missing API call will be implemented in the (wire
> protocol implementation). Any functionality that is missing in the
> wire protocol will not be implemented at all (at least not within
> JDBC driver).
> Best regards,
> Roman Rokytskyy

#1 I don't know java.
#2 We want to write a GUI FB Manager product that
is cross platform.
#3 It will be open source, so we need to use open
source libraries.
#4 Are you saying will give us
the ability to call API functions?
#5 Does it exist yet? If not when?
#6 Are you saying that if 2 API calls are missing
that we need, there won't be any way to add them?

#7 Should we rule out Java and go with C++ and a
cross platform library? There seems to be a C++
library that has a conciderable amount of the
API wrapped.

Thanks for your help!