Subject Re: reporting with FireBird
Author lysander_fb
--- In, Alexandre Benson Smith
<iblist@t...> wrote:

> My customers will
> need to buy the Crystal too. Looks to me a very stupid idea from
> Business Objects. BO is just shooting it's feet.

Wrong Info!
BO just changed the way you have to implement the objects in your
application. This was from 8.5 to 9.x
Before you could create an .exe... but... Boy this was so full of
possible traps, while the active-x viewer was a firm candidate for
causing memory-leaks.

Today you can - for example - let your application create an instance
to the CR runtime (which can be distributed for free!). Then your
application will create a report-object. If you wish to actually "see"
your report in your application forms, you just have to create an
instance of the viewer-object.

Saw less and less memory leaks from 9.0.x until 9.2 and practically
none since 10.x.
Works fast and reliable and with high flexibility for the developer.