Subject RE: [firebird-support] firebird 2
Author Alan McDonald
> hi
> ive not visited this forum in quite a while now because i was done
> with my college project, but now my professor came to me and asked if
> i'd be ready to rework my application and exhibit it at the 2008 cebit
> at my college's stand and i said yes so now i'm a bit unsure what to
> do, i wrote the whole application with firebird 1.5 and i suppose i'd
> have to change many things if i were to use firebird 2.0 instead. my
> main concerns are as follows:
> 1) i have written an application that enables the user to pick unicode
> characters (or character strings) and place them into a 255-entries
> table and builds a unicode_fss collation for the user which he can use
> in his databases. 4 such user-defined collations can be built into the
> same fbintl2.dll, and i pretty much followed this guide to build this
> application:
> I am wondering whether I will be able to do something similar with
> Firebird 2. Will I be able to define my own collations? Or are there
> many unicode collations for many different languages already available
> in firebird 2? for my application it is absolutely necessary that
> there may be tables where one column uses a different (unicode)
> collation than the other.
> 2) are there any good database access components for firebird 2
> available for delphi? these of course need to have support for unicode
> as well. i remember that this was a real pain, as some functions
> wouldnt work properly with one set of components and then another
> functionality wasnt properly implemented in the other or they didnt
> support unicode and all that, so i really dont know whether i should
> dare use firebird 2. if you think there are no good components for
> delphi, what language is best to connect to firebird 2, in your view??
> 3)the application as it is now can only be used in connection with a
> windows server because the collations dll which the user builds
> himself runs only on windows but it would of course be better to be
> able to have firebird run on linux or windows or whatever platform, so
> it would also be interesting to know if there is a way to meet all my
> needs plus make it platform independent
> any directions would be greatly appreciated
> martin

basic question - if it all works in 1.5, Why on earth is there a need to
change it to 2?