|Subject||Re: [firebird-support] Does any Delphi component exist to access a FB database without DLLs?|
as mobile apps if they require external DLLs. AFAIR, FireMonkey apps must be built from "native" code.>>Separately, I am not aware that FireMonkey/Delphi can be deployed
FireMonkey apps are builded into native code. Firemonkey can work with external dll
but i do not know if FBclient for Android exists? For Interbase it exists and work with Firemonkey on Android.
I find your post contains contradictions.
> I amlooking to write a mobile application.
> I don't want to use SQLitebecause I think it's crap.
> Firebird seems justright, except that it comes with a massive DLL.
The Firebird Client is ~1MB in size.
What do you define as "massive"?
> Because phones come in all sizes,I just can't besure that it'll be
> downloaded if it's too big, so the first obvioussaving would be the DLL.
My quick scan of my own Android phone finds that most apps (as compared to utilities) are 45-50 MB in size, with the Facebook app weighing in at 240MB in size.
So, to my mind, the size of the Firebird client is quite reasonable.
Separately, I am not aware that FireMonkey/Delphi can be deployed as mobile apps if they require external DLLs. AFAIR, FireMonkey apps must be built from "native" code.