Posted by mariuz on 20 Jul 2014 12:41 pm. Filed under General news
This post makes me realize I have done very little to make public the work I have done with IB Objects over the past years.
For everyone’s knowledge, IB Objects has been available on Lazarus for years now and is very mature there. In fact, several bugs and/or deficiencies in Lazarus have been fixed based on the massive amount of manhours that have gone into porting IB Objects to Lazarus. IB Objects has a very large and robust regression testing suite that we had to get Lazarus able to pass, which we accomplished over a year ago. There is a huge commitment between the Lazarus and IB Objects development teams. We have been closely working together for years to make these products work together as optimally as possible.
I suppose some may appreciate being able to more easily port their IBX based applications to Lazarus. However, due to the very poor implementation of transactions in the IBX architecture, among many other deficiencies, I strongly discourage staying with IBX. It has no future with Delphi due to FireDAC native drivers and it’s only hope of continuation is by people who are unfriendly towards Firebird. It’s a great gesture of goodwill to have ported IBX to Lazarus, but it is really only a gesture towards a majority of people staying with InterBase and Delphi.
Also. anyone wishing to have access to IBO on Lazarus may request access to the full sources without cost under the terms of the Trustware License I use.
Note: There are still some visual controls in IBO that aren’t perfected for use in Lazarus. But, all non-visual components are 100% functional.