Subject Re: [ib-support] firebird on linux users?
Author Jaume Andreu Sabater Malondra
On Friday 30 August 2002 16:33, Edwin Pratomo wrote:

> what about ibaccess? I have it installed, and use it occasionally, and I
> think that's good.

I mean, compared to something like Interbase Workbench, which is the best I
have ever tried. I used a trial version on my old Windows box a few months
ago (in fact I learn some interesting things about Firebird from that tool
;-) to start building a database (don't worry, Martin, it's a GPL project for
a non-profit organization I belong to :-), but now I don't have any Windows
at home and I did not register the tool, so I am not using it anymore.

It would be nice to make a freeware (not GPL if the author doesn't want)
version of it for Linux when IBObjects are available for Kylix (I am not sure
whether they are or not). Anyway, it's out of my hands (it's on Martin's, who
can count on me when he decides to make it ;-)

> But most of the time I use isql.

Me too but, to be honest, it makes you more productive to use a GUI for most
of tasks. It's also true that, once you've been working with ISQL for a
while, you start using your own scripts, which make your life easier and
saves time. Most of times it's just an "open a new console, edit script with
vim, then go back to the first console and execute it" process.

I think console becomes annoying when you have a lot of tables, triggers and
stored procedures and you have to change something (a lot of dependencies
errors which must be solved first).

Jaume Andreu Sabater Malondra
Registered linux user #209072

"Ubi sapientas ibi libertas"