|Re: [firebird-support] Re: Off-Topic: Firebird future
|Carlos H. Cantu
I also think there is a problem.
Companies that have a chance to make money on the internet, use database servers, and therefore databases under Linux servers.
Microsoft has its Azure Cloud on Linux server. SQL-server is installed on Linux servers, such as mySQL, Oracle, etc.
The only tool I can use to create a *.fdb, is FlameRobin (an "abandonware"); Firebird being used by the Delphi Lazarus developer community, the fact that it was written in C\C++ instead of Pascal can, perhaps, partly explains this fact.
Firebird organization is constantly creating new combinatorial features, and this is to its credit. But without a tool with a graphical interface under Linux to manage\understand these features, is it really used...?
Under Lazarus, there are "bounties": globally, people who are involved in a computer problem say how much they put in a common pot for a writing of a feature. Based on this idea, is it not conceivable that Firebird would partner with a specialized Firebird metadata management editor, via a kind of crowdfunding, to create or port an open-source GUI tool for creating or managing Firebird databases for Linux too (with an advantage for those who subscribe to it). After all, if no database administrator, and no developer using Firebird subscribes, the Firebird community will be on the same page for the future, which is healthy...