Subject FB2: embedded server as network client not possible
Author Jarrod Hollingworth
I read in the FB 2 release notes:

"In Firebird 2.0, use of the embedded server as a network client is no
longer possible."

This is a killer for me. I am currently using FB1.5 and was looking to move
to FB2 (for several reasons) however in my app I allow the user to work both
online to a central server and offline to a local database. The client
software in my app uses the embedded server library *as a network client to
connect to the server* and to access a local database which is created from
a subset of the data in the server database. The user can change the local
data (using the embedded server) then later connect to the central
(super)server and synchronize the changes.

It would seem that with FB2 this is no longer possible. Is that correct?

I searched the dev list archives and the web for any discussion about why
this was changed in FB2 to no avail. Does anyone know why this was removed
and/or point me at some discussion about it?

Will it be added in future? Is there some way to enable it (custom build
with compiler option for example)?

Is there another way to achieve this? Can I use the FB1.5 embedded server
library as a network client to connect to a FB2 superserver? This would at
least allow the central server to use FB2.

Jarrod Hollingworth

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