Personally I prever *UNIX based OS's, not that Windows is 'bad', but I think
non-Windows platforms are more suitable for anything other than 'Workgroup
Databases'. Of course this depends on other factores like in-house/customer
knowledge of target OS admin etc.
> interface (bde, ibx, fib)
BDE is dead, and crap. IBX is fine if you need 'basic' access, but don't
expect 'future' support for firebird. IBO and FIB authours have commited to
FB support, so are probably your best bet.
> 2. practical limitations for gdb size and count of records
Theorectic limits are in the gigabytes, pratical ones, I have not really
> 3. performance of fb with gdb
With a properly written DV, 'fetching' 10 records from a DB with millions of
records will take the same time as one with 100 records.
10:21pm up 14 days, 4:47, 1 user, load average: 0.44, 0.32, 0.29