Subject Re: [firebird-support] Interbase/Firebird interaction?
Author Alexandre Benson Smith
Em 17/1/2013 21:40, lcampbell escreveu:
> We have the following report from a user, who owns a copy of our
> AuctionTracker software:
> Background: AT uses IBObjects 4.8.7, and is built running against
> Firebird V2.2.1.17910. The normal installation requires a Firbird
> installation on the workstation. Our development environment is Delphi7.
> This user had an old DB app. that runs against Interbase; with an IB6.5
> installation on his workstation. He installed AT on the workstation
> WITHOUT a Firebird Server installation. Apparently, AT starts, runs,
> finds its data and executes several processes with no problems in this
> environment. We're using the IBObjects TIBODatabase to connect, passing
> it the location of the .FDB database files, and calling its Connect
> method. Apparently, the underlying IBO code doesn't "care" if it's
> running against an IB server or an FB Server. We are working to verify this.
> This raises a couple of questions:
> 1) Are there any adverse conflicts between IB6.5 and Firebird in a
> situation like this ... i.e., would running AT against an IB6.5 engine
> ultimately damage the data?
> 2) Is there some way we can determine at startup time whether there is a
> Firbird engine running or an IB engine? We might want to ensure that AT
> is running in an environment served by Firebird only.
> Anybody feel free to jump in with info/advice....
> Lane Campbell
> NW Software

Well.. I know I am not answering your questions....

But.. I would install FB on a diferent port and run against it.

I think it will save you any kind of trouble...

The IB server could not understand the FB ODS, will not provide all the
features, but, in the general case de cliente API is very similar.

see you !