My use of Firebird started with its precursor, Interbase. I used Interbase for almost two years in a Delphi project, and at the time I was already doing some Firebird tests to see if it was a good alternative to Interbase. It was. It is. But I ended up not using it. From then on, Firebird has remained my database engine of choice, and I use it to host these sites, for instance. Also, I use it in most of my development efforts. [ED:Example of Firebird admnistration tool written in ruby http://ralip.com.br/jp/wiki/?p=ss_db_admin , spotted via http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?joel.3.396268.13 ]
Charles Nutter has been keeping an updated page of Rails test run results that shows progress towards the goal of a fully-functioning JRuby on Rails. Members of the JRuby team have already demonstrated Rails applications working on JRuby, and even ActiveRecord talking to databases via JDBC. To be clear, what we’re talking about here is the effort to get the sizable Rails test suite running at 100% passing.
I knew 9 years of IB/FB experience would come in handy. [ED:wordpress firebird conversion in progress]
wp-db is the mini database abstraction layer for WordPress. It allows you to run WordPress on various database. Right now MySQL is pretty much it, but some folks have been doing a PostgreSQL version as well.
Well, I wanted it to connect to an Interbase db for the .TEXT blog conversion I’ve been doing. I’m not going to run WordPress off of Interbase yet, but it simplified the import for me to use WP-DB for my database import connection.
Firebird wiki site is ready now. http://wiki.firebirdsql.org
“Scribus is an open-source
program that brings award-winning professional page layout to
Linux/Unix, MacOS X, OS/2 and Windows desktops with a combination
of “press-ready” output and new approaches to page layout.”
I am not involved or capable of being involved, but Scribus is an
excellent program with a devoted and highly competent community of
I have over the last year or so been contemplating my eventual need
for a CMS. I use Firebird as a backend for a major project I’ve been
developing for many years, as well as other smaller in-house
Scribus currently supports MySql (AFAIK), and is also apparently
attracting a wealth of interest via Google’s Summer of Code.
Independently and in concert, I believe, with SoC, there appears to
be major interest in expanding Scribus into a CMS.
It would be a major loss (at least for me 😉 if Scribus did not
provide access to Firebird.
This link provides access to some discussion about Scribus and
There’s also a list that those interested can subscribe to.
Here is the original article and the interbase/firebird mention
Codegear (now a subsidiary of Borland) has just released version 1.0 of Delphi for PHP, a RAD development environment (running on Windows) that produces standard PHP code. It features a large set of built-in components, including ones that use AJAX for database access; and Codegear is encouraging users to develop their own components. The framework, VCL for PHP, is open source, and documentation follows the PHP model. Initial database connectivity is for MySQL and Interbase (Codegear’s commercial database that spawned the open-source Firebird), but more are promised.