Subject Re: [firebird-support] fbclient 2.x backward compatible?
Author Helen Borrie
At 08:21 AM 13/04/2007, you wrote:
>Jorge Andrés Brugger escribió:
> > Can I use 2.x fbclient.dll with FB 1.5 DB? (I´ve tried and seems to
> > work, but I don't really know if there are any possible problems doing it)
> > The reason is I need to use from my app a 2.0 and a 1.5 DB simultaneously.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
>Any experiences?

Well, the client library should always be
backward-compatible. According to ancient
wisdom, it should be forward-compatible as
well. In practice, on Windows, Fb 2.x needs the
Fb 2.x client for local connection (including
embedded) because the earlier clients don't
support the new XNET subsystem. The newer client
*will* support the older IPServer, however.

So, use the Fb 2 client to connect to either
server and, if something untoward occurs with Fb
1.5, you'll need to take it to firebird-devel as a possible bug.