Subject Re: [ib-support] Firebird, kylix and dbexpress
Author Martijn Tonies

> What is the recommended way of writing a client
> running on Linux to access a Firebird database?
> Is dbExpress under Kylix a good choice?

If there is a Firebird driver, sure. Or try IBObjects
for Kylix ( I don't think they're released yet, but
perhaps Jason could send you a private copy).

> I would find it very ironic (and downright stupid
> or schizophrenic) if Borland improved their dbExpress
> drivers for PostgreSQL and MySQL 3/4 and yet made
> it so that their dbExpress drivers won't work with
> Firebird. Is there any chance or fear that Borland
> will future versions of dbExpress (whether under Kylix
> or Delphi) incompatible with Firebird? Or can we


> take it for granted that we can always use Borland's
> dbExpress Interbase drivers with Firebird?


This is partly up to the Firebird team - if they (want to)
preserve compatibility, they might work. If not (more
likely I think), a new driver should be written.

Martijn Tonies
InterBase Workbench - the developer tool for InterBase and Firebird

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