Paul Ganainm wrote:
> merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com says...
> > Firebird is a good product. I can't speak for Mr. Treat, but I think
> > you will find any misstated facts about said database to be purely
> > unintentional.=20=20
> Indeed, from the responses, people here seem to be very open and
> interested in getting to the truth.
We are not! :-)
> > The story of Interbase is a sad one. Borland really dropped the ball,
> > charging 3000$ for its development kit (enterprise Delphi/bcb) PLUS site
> > licensing for the database.
> You are suggesting royalty free distribution of the server if you have
> purchased Delphi/BCB?
> Might have been an idea. I have recently purchased "The Complete
> Reference SQL" by Groff and Weinberg - it seems good. They have the
> histories of several RDBMS products (incl. yours, and some I'd never
> heard of) but not even a mention of Interbase or Firebird.
Good book --- I learned SQL from an early Groff book in the early 90's
and have the book you are mentioning.
> I really really think that Interbase/Firebird is good stuff, and I am
> constantly surprised that it doesn't get much exposure.
Yep, we are too, and I have to admit I suspect that PostgreSQL is part
of it --- in some ways, I am sure we have sucked up users and devlopers
that might have gone to Firebird if we weren't here.
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