Subject RE: [ib-support] Newbie Embedding question
Author Don Schoeman
Hi Miles,

The Interbase Server almost completely exists of the following components
(in the Windows environment):
1) Interbase server itself is a Windows service running in the background.
2) Interbase provides the GDS32.DLL which is the interface between the
server and the client.
3) Interbase Guardian is also a service that will restart the server if it
falls over.
4) Interbase management tools.

Getting to the point: yes you will have to run the server even on a single
user desktop application.

We are busy developing a financial application which will be able to run on
both LAN's and auditor's laptops. The nice thing is that the user doesn't
even have to know about the Interbase server running in the background. What
I like about Interbase is that even though it's truly powerful, you do not
have to sell a network administrator with your application!

Develop, Deploy, Relax is the motto.

When I refer to Interbase I also refer to Firebird.

Best Regards,
Don Schoeman

-----Original Message-----
From: milesclark@... [mailto:milesclark@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2001 10:41 PM
Subject: [ib-support] Newbie Embedding question

Hi -

I'm new to interbase/firebird. I've looked through the various
websites, but didn't see an obvious answer to my question.

I've seen many references to interbase being an "embedded" database.
This has implied to me that it's possible to use the interbase engine
in a single-user desktop application without needing to installed and
run the full interbase server. Is this correct? If so, are there
any pointers or docs that I could use to investigate.

Thanks very much in advance...


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