Subject Re: [ib-support] Using FB as an embeded app
Author Paul Reeves
Raul Chirea wrote:
> Hi there,
> When you need to deploy some (demo) version of your app based on FB you
> don't know if the user has already installed IB or FB (eventually a
> different version that your app uses) and if you embed FB in your install
> kit there are to options: either users chooses not to install FB included in
> your kit, or to uninstall it's own. Obviously, both options are bad.
> The question is, could FB be configured in sutch a way not interfering with
> another instalation of FB or IB at all (registry keys, the listened tcp
> port, using of gds32.dll, etc.) ? Eventualy, not listening a port at all ?

All is possible in theory but none of it can be done with Fb1 under
Win32. Depending on which bit you want to achieve would require some
low-level work in the engine to support the changes.

The only thing that the current build supports is specification of a
different port to listen on. However, you cannot run multiple servers
under Win32 because of named pipe conflicts.

Basically, the current design will not support what you want to do but
it could be changed if that is what was required.


Paul Reeves
Supporting users of Firebird and InterBase