Subject RE: [firebird-support] Firebird & Windows 3.11
Author Mark Rotteveel
On Tue, 8 Jan 2013 15:26:14 -0000, "Andy Gable" <andrew.gable@...>
> I write EPoS Software for small shops who can not afford the new Windows
> machines
> And some of the machines I get can handle windows 98 normally but I have
> had a batch that only handles windows 3.11

Well as Ted said you might be able to find an old Interbase client library
to access an external Firebird server from Windows 3.11, but then you would
have a new problem: getting it to talk, because I remember that network
support in Windows 3.11 was barely existent without third-party software or
drivers. Getting Firebird embedded to run is probably out of the question
without significant work on your part to get it to work on older compilers
and on 16 bit Windows 3.11 (or the Win32s subsystem).

You should ask yourself is it really worth the added support cost (for
yourself and your clients) and additional problems (both immediate and
emergent) compared to the cost of buying a new simple computer (or a system
that is better for POS work which I assume is more expensive due to
different formfactor etc)?