Subject Re: [firebird-support] Interbase
Author Helen Borrie
At 01:13 AM 28/01/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>We use Interbase off the
>What advantages would there be for us to
>move to firebird?

Firebird 1.0.3: two years of bug-fixes and language enhancements that
aren't in IB plus another year's backporting of fixes and
enhancements from Firebird 1.5 development.

Firebird 1.5: more bug-fixes, more language enhancements, optimizer speed

See the respective release notes for these versions for details.

>We are finding a major problem in speed of
>Can firebird help.

Good question. Interbase isn't slow. Firebird isn't slow. Slowness in
interbase is usually due to poorly performing queries, neglect of
housekeeping and writing applications that are not careful about optimising
cleanup of garbage. You can write applications like that in Firebird, as

Try posting an explicit question about a situation that seems slow for your
setup. Vague questions like "Why is interbase (or firebird) slow?" are
about as useful as "When did you stop beating your wife?"