Subject RE: [ib-support] Re: ACCESS clone with Firebird
Author Alan McDonald
maybe you should talk to the IBExpert people and ask if they would release a
version which would have only those features suitable to these types of
enduers...e.g. no access to system tables etc
otherwise a tool like this already offers query building and such etc... but
is, of course, more powerfull than access but just as dangerous to your db
when put in hands of an amateur... surely Access as a front end provides
ample ability for your clients to stuff things up?


-----Original Message-----
From: Didier Gasser-Morlay [mailto:Didiergm@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 12 March 2003 7:53 PM
Subject: [ib-support] Re: ACCESS clone with Firebird

I am already sold to the fact that by using FB users will get short &
long-term benefits - speed, reliability, proper multi-user,
transactions ..... but my customers are not and are looking for an
easy front end whatever back end, hence my question. once that is
found, 2nd stage will be to explain & advocate why it's so good ....

--- In, Lester Caine <lester@l...> wrote:
> > I am trying to push usage of Firebird for some of my customers
> > apps (got to start somewhere!) and they always push MSACCESS
because of
> > QBE, front end feature, interoperability with MSoffice ....
> >
> > I know all the drawbacks of MSACCESS but it does not seem to be
> > to deter people from using it.
> >
> > So .. does it exist something like MS-access, but powered by
Firebird ?
> >
> > I believe there would be some market interest for such a product.
> Not with the same 'facilities'. I have replaced several
> Access applications with IBO/Firebird and given the customer
> back some semblance of a fast responce time. One application
> was taking 90 seconds to save a change - could not see how
> to make Access any quicker, but the replacemnt application
> runs on three machines and gives almost instant responces -
> since the input was from telephone enquiries ...
> --
> Lester Caine
> -----------------------------
> L.S.Caine Electronic Services

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