Subject Re: [firebird-support] Linux versions supported?
Author Phil Shrimpton
On Monday 14 July 2003 11:15, Doug Chamberlin wrote:


> I guess I picked the wrong time to start looking into Linux + Firebird +
> Kylix. Or, perhaps there will never be a good time!

Taking Kylix out of the picture for the moment, Linux and Firebird has always
been an excellent combination, as easy to install as on Windows, better
performance, better stability etc. Until the FB1.5 RC's I never had any
problems installing FB on any distro.

Kylix is a different issue, but is only really a problem IMO for the
'development machine', you should be able to deploy to a wider range of

> This is a dismal situation, exacerbated by the fact that when it comes to
> Linux I am a lowly user and do NOT want to get involved with
> recompiling/linking applications in order to use them.

I have rarely if ever had to do this, and when I have, the 'compile' has been
part of the installation process.

> Mostly, I'm concerned about the upcoming Linux 2.6 release and what will
> work with it.

The kernel should not be an issue, its the 'C' library that causes the grief
(bit like the comctrls issue on Windows).

> Let's stay on top of this issue, folks. Anyone having any news or success
> with specific combinations of software, please share it right away!

What type of application are you looking to develop? (server, GUI, etc.)
There are other tools/languages that work well with FB, that might be an
alternative to Kylix)


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