Subject Re: [firebird-support] Linux substitute for IBConsole
Author Martijn Tonies
Hi Dixon,

> Newbie to Linux. I want to get my feet wet with Kylix and Firebird,
> I'll be playing with either a cgi or an apache (library ?) for a web
> application.
> I am in the install phase of Linux, so some of these question may be
> cleared up as I progress, but any advise from experts is always
> appreciated.
> I've used IBX to connect with Firebird. The only components I use
> are IBDatabase, IBSession and IBSQL and to a lesser extent, IBQuery,
> so even though they are not supposed to work together, I've never
> had a problem and the performance has always been good.
> Is IBX available to Linux, or will I need to switch to DBExpress or
> some other set of objects. I also use RAVE reports, so want to stay
> with something that has native drivers for RAVE.
> Can you create tables, delete tables, add columns, run scripts, etc
> on Firebird in Linux with DBExpress?
> Is there a similar console for Firebird in Linux like IBConsole?

There's IBAccess ( ), but you can also use
any other Windows application and connect to you Linux box.
Alternatively, many people use tools like Win4Lin to run their
Windows tools on a Linux box. From what I've heard, our tool,
Database Workbench, runs fine on Win4Lin and Wine.

> Is there a newsgroup expressly for Firebird on Linux with Kylix
> developers?

Not that I know of, but you can try the Borland "dbexpress" newsgroup.

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
Database Workbench - developer tool for InterBase, Firebird, MySQL & MS SQL
Upscene Productions