Subject Re: [Firebird-Java] Re: OpenOffice, Jaybird and Embedded Server
Author Roman Rokytskyy
> OT: Personally I think that Jaybird / Firebird / Firebird embedded is
> the way to go for LibreOffice instead of the very limited SQLite. The
> ability to upscale from a single file application to a client/server
> one is a killer.

This will work only when the JNI part is statically linked with
Firebird Embedded and the embedded engine would be able to work without
the config file and FIREBIRD env variable. In this case that would mean
only to copy one DLL somewhere on the path, that would be enough. That
requires Firebird to be statically linkable, which, AFAIK, is not
possible at the moment.

Maybe you can raise the issue on the firebird-devel list. I did ask
this question few years ago, but it did not get any support. Also, at
that time, creating SDBC drivers for OO was a better approach
considering it was more feature rich. So, the native driver option has
to be evaluated now as well.

Anyway, both approaches would win if Firebird is statically linkable,
since it would simplify installing the Firebird when it needs to be
wrapped by some C++ code.