Subject Re: [firebird-support] - firebird and Delphi8
Author Daniel Rail

At September 24, 2004, 15:01, David C wrote:

> I have a question about the firebirb

> Exists any problem between delphi 8 components and
> connection with firebird.

Firebird's ADO.Net driver.

> how you reference here, in this message 48167 say

> "Not at the present time, as long as you don't upgrade
> the IBX components.
> The reason is that the latest version checks for the
> version of GDS32.dll, there's a patch for FB's client
> library to work with this. But, who knows what other
> client library check that Borland will come up with in
> a future version."

This was mainly meant as a warning. But, it is also not guaranteed
that future Firebird client libraries will be compatible with today's
IBX. But, this would likely be only in a few major versions of
Firebird. As, you might already know, Firebird is already starting to
diverge from Interbase, and it will be more apparent with Firebird
version 3.0. So, basically, the message is: don't expect Interbase
connection components to stay compatible with Firebird.

> Exists any problem with the Update of IB Components
> for Delphi8.

I can't answer this question because my company hasn't upgrade to D8.

> And what hapend with firebird

> Which components do you

> I need to know because i need update an application
> from Delphi 5 to Delphi 8 and Interbase 6.0.1 to maybe
> Firebird 1.5.1

If you want a true .Net application using a .Net connection library,
you should be using Firebird's ADO.Net driver to connect to Firebird.
You can get the driver from Firebird's download page.

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