Subject Re: [firebird-php] PHP Driver status
Author Pierre Joye
On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 12:00 PM, Lester Caine <lester@...> wrote:
> 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!

Who said that you have to replace all DLLs in all your apps? We are
talking about the PHP extensions here, only the php extensions. The
DLLs can be used only by PHP and you can continue to use your default
setup for the other applications.

And yes, I say that the VC8 builds of Firebird (2.1) are not suitable
to be used with PHP. The VC6 (1.5) are.

Pierre |