Subject Re: [firebird-support] On the fly data compression...
Author Daniel Rail

At January 21, 2004, 06:08, Artur Anjos wrote:

> Yes, that's the big problem. This couldn't be solved without changing the
> protocol, so you will not see any improvement on Firebird 1.5, just in 2.0.
> Dmitry already implemented a new protocol in version 2.0.

Dmitry implemented the XDR protocol to replace the local IPC protocol.
The wire protocol itself hasn't been changed, as far as I know. But,
it is planned for FB 2.0.

>> 3) Have there been / are there going to be any improvements in the
>> communication protocol itself in order to eliminate unnecessary chatter
>> (for example, sending varchars with trailing spaces)? I've heard that
>> there had been some work done in this direction in Interbase 6.5.

> "Sending varchars with trailing spaces" was fixed already in version 1.5 (it
> was a client problem, so maybe you can try - at your own risk - to use fb
> client 1.5 with 1.0 server, since the client should be backward compatible).

It works without any problems.

Best regards,
Daniel Rail
Senior System Engineer
ACCRA Group Inc. (
ACCRA Med Software Inc. (