Subject Re: [ib-support] FB, win support, super vs classic, QT....
Author Ben Johnson

I use wxWindows ( for developing
front-end, and ibpp ( to access
FB from wxWindows on W2K. I found these things
highly reliable for commercial database applications.


On Thu, 08 Aug 2002 brycetate wrote :
>Firebird users,
> I am working on a project, whose budget cannot handle the
>likes of
>oracle, sybase, etc, so I have turned to the open source
>for help. After some quick reading it appears although mySQL
>popular it lacks many features, compliance, and reliability. I
>heard good things about postgreSQL and Interbase/firebird. I
>have a
>few questions that I am hoping you all can answer for me, or
>point to
>in the right direction.
> First, on the firebird website's FAQ it lists supported
>but does not mention win9x/2k/xp, but yet I see people talking
>firebird being installed on win2k I went to the
>download's section to see if I could get a win copy, the only
>version, "super server", did not mention which version(s) of
>it supports. Can I get clarification on what windows
>firebird is available on?
> Also, I will need a Mac OS X version, which it shows as
>supported only by the "classic server" version. What is the
>difference between the superserver and classic server versions
>firebird? I searched the firebird website and didn't see
>about them (if they are there just point me to the URL)!
> Lastly, this probably belongs in a QT group, but I am
>interested to
>get the opinions of active firebird users.....has anyone used
>firebird through QT3? Any problems, or good points? And I
>there are 2 ODBC drivers for firebird, does anyone recommend one
>the other for use with QT?
> Thanks for any help,
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