Subject Firebird and IBX was: Migrating BDE/MIDAS applicaiton to IBObjects and MIDAS
Author Sean Leyne

As a member of the Firebird Admin group, I must respond to the comment you
have made:

> I highly doubt the
> people working on Firebird care much about IBX. A lot of them don't even
> Borland dev tools, let alone IBX.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

There are a lot of Firebird project members/followers which use Borland
tools. The reality is that most Firebird users, only know about it through
their use of Interbase and the Borland tools. Accordingly, support for
Firebird by those tools is very important to us.

At the moment, there are only minor issues of IBX support for Firebird -- in
the Admin components. So, the status quo is 'acceptable'. The IBX/Firebird
situation will change in the future, as both Firebird and IBX
updates/changes. When that time comes, obviously their will be much
discussion about the direction to take.

By the same token, we would welcome anyone who would like to port and
maintain any Borland data-access component to support Firebird.