Subject Re: [firebird-support] Digest Number 1787
Author Kevin Herrmann
> > ...
> > * Porting -- we have to port better than a bit of code. Firebird's better
> > compliance with standards got us!
> >
> > * Drivers -- we use BDE now. Hate it, but we are stuck with D5 for
> awhile. What
> > is the safest, easiest combination of drivers, techniques to use to access
> > FB1.5 when it arrives via BDE? We'd very much like to change one thing at
> a
> > time, i.e. change DB servers first, then migrate to BDE alternative.
> >
> > Is there a recommended, 'best' option for converting FB1.5 Server with
> minimal
> > changes to our BDE based code?
> I'm not quite sure what you mean by "when it arrives via BDE" or
> "converting FB1.5 Server", but here goes:
> Have you considered IBO? You can often convert an application
> automatically (with a program) to IBO's dataset compatible components.
> After that, you can gradually move to IBO's "native" components according
> to your needs.

Typo -- how's this: "How can we best access FB1.5 (when it arrives) using the

Thanks -- Kevin