Subject Re: [firebird-support] Is Firebird a hoax?
Author Helen Borrie
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(resident Witch)

At 10:31 PM 8/01/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>Some weeks ago a friend of mine told me about
>Firebird, so I am testing it in my lab, I am reading
>some "exiting" news on ibphoenix or on
>but I am a little confused:
>The only stable release of Firebird, (1.03) is pratically
>inusable on newest PC's, HT is not supported, W2k3 is
>not supported, latest XP are not supported, W2k SP4
>are not supported, ODBC are inusable, i need to install
>windows95 on my old Pentium to use Firebird???
>I toke a look at Firebird 1.5
>is it a real release?? the rc8 seem to introduce more bug
>the any other previous relase since 1976: a serious
>security bug, a computed fields bug, an installer bug,
>the 1.5 are in this state since a year, (as stated in
>developer ng) but all are "exiting" building FB2, is
>Firebird a lab for gurus? or it is a product? Is Firebird
>a choice today? or I need to search some thing more reliable?
>When we can aspect a runnable Firebird? As in
>"relational database for the new millenium" starting from 2000?
>Best Regards
>Chiara Percioli
>Software Architect