Subject Re: [Firebird-Java] Re: Using Firebird on Eclipse Ganymede Datatools
Author Mark Rotteveel
I am currently working on the DTP-plugins and I hope to have it up and
running by next week (it could be earlier, but I do have other commitments).

I think that a lot of Java-programmers don't know of the existence of
Firebird. I certainly would not have encountered Firebird if it wasn't
for a database course on the Open University NL that used Firebird 1.0
(I think). I also think other factors like the level of documentation on
Firebird in general and Jaybird in specific do not really help
acceptance (and yes: if I can find the time I will also try to
contribute there).


Rocky Castaneda wrote:
> Is there hope for Jaybird to co-exist with other similar technologies
> in the future? or is Firebird enthusiasts a dying breed?
> Enlighten me.
> rocky
> --- In, Roman Rokytskyy <roman@...> wrote:
>>> I haven't used it, but I would not expect there to be any real problems, since a similar functionality (I think) works fine in Netbeans 6.5.
>>> If I have time I'll check it out this evening or tomorrow.
>>> The reason it is not under 'supported databases' is probably because no one took the effort to test it thoroughly.
>> No, there is a bigger issue there. Ganymede cannot work with databases
>> which do not support schemas. And Firebird does not. I have created a
>> plugin for Eclipse Europa which supported Firebird, but it was not
>> finished. I have a pricipal agreement from DTP team to take the code
>> into DTP trunk, but I do not have time to update the code to be Galileo
>> compatible.
>> If somebody wants to take care of the code, I can give it (or commit
>> into our repository).
Mark Rotteveel