Subject Re: [firebird-php] Php-firebird relationship
Author Andre van Zuydam
Hi Everyone

I would just like to point out that on the Ubuntu Linux distribution one can with a single apt-get line install a full working Apache + PHP + Firebird environment.

If I'm not mistaken, the following will get someone up and running with a Firebird & Apache environment :

sudo apt-get install php5 php5-interbase

WAMP on windows is a little more difficult as the latest versions of Firebird are not supported or compiled for PHP, so one has to run with an earlier PHP version.

And then to add some more thoughts to the topic, for me Firebird has always been underestimated by the community, take for instance back in the day when the now named
Firefox almost took the name Firebird, it was almost as though Firebird tries to run under the radar the whole time. Some things I take for granted in Firebird are non-existant
in Postgres and MySQL. I used to support applications in Interbase and when that was released as Open Source I was excited about a solid database engine which would not
have a license implication for my development. Naturally I have been using / following Firebird since version 1.0.

I think the Firebird users need to really speak about it and the corporates who use it to deploy systems without acknowledging the use of the engine should be encouraged to
put a powered by Firebird on their products. I have done this and one gets quite a few questions about the engine from the basic advertising.

The new website is also a move in the right direction, I get the picture that the Firebird Organisation was always more busy in making a good engine than spending time on
the look and feel of the website which does help to convince people to use the engine. Postgres and Mysql have spent a lot of time and resources on the "bling" look.

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