Subject Re: [firebird-support] Compile Firebird in C / Linux
Author Daniel Wilson
On 5/8/2007 at 11:32 PM stephen4css wrote:

> Hi All,
> database. At Y2K I switched to Linux, everything is now in Linux,
> C++, and the same database. The next conversion is to adopt a new
> database. I have been researching open source databases for several
> years, and of all of them Firebird seems to be the best choice for me.
> Did I miss something or is this a huge deficiency in the Firebird
> ecosystem. The (C) API does seem to relegated to 3rd or 4th class
> citizenry, generally ignored, I don't know why. Why shouldn't the
> wonderful examples in the download be usable - compileable and
> runable. Does the Firebird community want to promote greater access
> and use of this database?, then why should it be so hard to crack the
> 'C' API in Linux? In my frustration, I sadly gave up on Firebird,
> went and studied MySQL and PostgreSQL some more, only to come back for
> one more try.


Have you taken a look at This is a C++ wrapper around the C api which makes it much easier to use. As you mentioned that your app is now in C++, this might also be a better fit for you?