Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird Driver
Author Helen Borrie
At 04:25 AM 27/10/2006, Daniel Rail wrote:
>At October 26, 2006, 5:47 AM, niegil thomas wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am new to this forum. Now at present i have delphi 5.0
> > application that has paradox as back end . I am planning to convert
> > this to firebird . Can anybody tell me the best driver for the same
> > availabe for the same. Will IBX of Delphi 5.0 meet all the
> > requirements
> >
>The IBX that comes with Delphi 5, will probably work.

The IBX that comes with Delphi 5 does NOT work at all. Delphi 5 was
released in 1999, before IB 6 and long before Firebird. Besides, at
that point, it was an early beta and was fraught with bugs and
non-implemented things.

IBX was later fixed up (to some extent). The developer who did that
(Jeff Overcash) made a Delphi 5 binary version available at the
Borland Developer Network site - if you plan to test IBX, go here for
the binary IBX 4.52 update kit:

Make sure you download and read the Readme first. You must have at
least the Delphi 5 update pack 1 (D5EntUpdate.exe) already installed
for the corrected IBX to install. (AFAIR, in Delphi 5, IBX works
only with the Enterprise edition...)