Subject Re: [firebird-support] Installing Firebird on a MAX OS X machine
Author Helen Borrie
At 02:45 PM 11/04/2005 +1000, Grant wrote:

>Kia ora, Helen.
>Thanks for the very prompt response.
>Couple of questions.
>Which version of the installation should I download.

Go for the latest one: 1.5.1. AFAIK, there's only one - Classic.

>for example for my XP box I have downloaded FireBird -

Yup, well that's for Windows. It won't do you much good on a
Mac. :-) Just make sure you rescue a good copy of the Windows client.

>Which one do I download for the MAC machine ?
>Is there any sort of document that can be downloaded the explains the
>installation of FB onto a MAC machine.

There ought to be and I've been nagging at Mac users for a while now to
share what they know. One place I'd definitely recommend going is the
firebird-devel archive at news:// and search for John
Bellardo's postings in response to previous questions about installing on
Mac. John did the Darwin ports. (It looks horrendously complicated to me
- pieces go in completely different places than on a Linux install but no
doubt it makes some sort of sense to a Mac person :-)) ).

>Also let me take this opportunity to say how bloody fantastic your
>FireBird book is.

Aw, thanks.

>If your ever down in sunny Wollongong - call in for a beer or two.
>Always love catching up with fellow kiwi.

Gosh, we're everywhere. 5 million in NSW and 4.9 million on the main
islands. :-))

Kia ora!