Subject AW: [firebird-support] Manual firebird installation
Author Steffen Heil

> > So, use embedded server and you are fine.
> No, my server part of the application talks with firebird, and since is
multithreaded I need one connection per thread, hence superserver.

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but afaik embedded is just a client and a
super server in one dll. So multithreading should make no difference between
superserver and embedded. Some guru here?

> Oh, I see. Well I don't mind installing firebird as a service as long as
it doesn't interfere with any other fb or ib installation. I plan to make fb
listen on other port than the standard one. Any pointers on how to do it as
a service? I believe instsvc will perform a standard install.

Sorry, no. Up to now, I used firebird servers on linux only. (yes, windows
for development, but only default installation.)

> I think it is of a great use even now. One major selling point of firebird
is its very small footprint while providing a competent db engine.

Right, but all advantages of application mode are available in embedded. And
all teardowns of embedded tend to imply service installations.

> In other words, it would be the perfect db engine to distribute with your
application. At least in the windows world.

Full ack. And not only "with" but "within".