Subject Re: [firebird-php] PHP Driver status
Author Lester Caine
Pierre Joye wrote:
>> In my apparently flawed way of thinking, all that needs to happen in PHP5.3
>> is that php_interbase is compiled to be compatible with the rest of PHP - the
>> same as happens with the Linux builds?
> Yes, but it is done at the distribution level.

But I think what you are saying is that the clients currently provided with a
firebird distributions are unsuitable for use with php_interbase? PHP will be
used with both FB1.5 and FB2 with the correct client for those distributions
and to date there has been no problem with that with PHP - no reported crashes
from THAT on any of my sites. Replacing the firebird client with one not
tested against the firebird test suit is as much of a problem distribution
wise as not having a driver at all :( The client needs to work with a lot of
things other than just PHP, and of cause the firebird client may not connect
to Interbase!

At least the move from dedicated applications to web based on sites as removed
the distribution problem caused by needing the client on a range of versions
of OS. But until I can convince customers that they don't need some of the
legacy code - which goes back to the 90's - then backwards compatibility while
running dissimilar systems is somewhat essential.

So the main question is - will the 5.3 builds require a specific version of
the client to work? In which case how will the differences between Interbase
and Firebird be handled?

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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