Subject Re: [IBO] IB Objects and fbclient.dll
Author radevojvodic
Hi Robert,

I think that you should look at the IB_Constants.pas. There is a
vatiable GDS32: string that has a value 'gds32.dll'. What you should
do is to make some changes to this file and to make it read this
value based on windows registry settings (if IB installled
gds32.dll, and if firebird installed then fbclient.dll). In a fact
you should make it read this value from ini file (or registry), but
during the installation of your application you should check which
server has been used and modify ini file (or registry).


--- In, Lester Caine <lester@l...> wrote:
> robertgilland wrote:
> > Because of our circumstances, we are not always in charge of the
> > installation of the database system or even what is installed.
> > ie.
> > sometimes
> > IB6016
> > sometimes
> > FB1.03
> > sometimes
> > FB1.51
> >
> > We work co-jointly with other systems.
> >
> > What we would like would be to tell have
> > the option to tell IBObjects which
> > system to work with.
> >
> > Ie. one of our customers actually runs both
> > interbase and firebird on the same system,
> > which really makes it difficult for us.
> >
> > We would like to tell IBObjects to forcibly
> > use fbclient.dll instead of gds32.dll
> > but this must be optional, and not hard coded.
> Since in order to use two servers at the same time, different port
> numbers will be required, you would have to tell IBO which port to
> as part of the connection string. So it should be possible to
modify the
> selection of the client library based on that information.
> The only thing I would say here is that the client SHOULD be using
> correct version of gds32.dll for the server it is connecting to,
so only
> FB1.5 can readily co-exist with Firebird. SO I would have concerns
> tools set up for Interbase would be accessing Firebird and visa
> From a reliability point of view I can see problems, so would be
> looking at why the customer needed to run both as a matter of
> if only to prevent possible problems in the future since IB6 was
> stable as far as I am concerned, and IB7 would probably be more of
> problem.
> --
> Lester Caine
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