It is time for Firebird on Android and IOS ?
With the release of Delphi XE5, with support for iOS and Android it also brings InterBase versions of these two O.S-es, people started to question whether we can expect a version of Firebird for mobile platforms. Apparently, it will happen! Paul Beach said he already has a version of FB compiling for iOS, but it still needs testing. Anyway, the release versions for iOS / Android should not happen now, since developers are totally focused on Firebird 3 release.
News via firebase.com.br
Firebird client can be build for Android
Also on the Apple side: Paul Beach managed to cross-compile Firebird for iOS
Just to be clear, I posted this news to FireBase based on the message Paul Beach sent to a discussion list. My feelings are that an Android/iOS version of Firebird may be released in the future, but I don’t see this happening in the next 18 months, unless some new people join the project and start working in the port/testing of such releases.
I agree but there are other ways to sponsor or contribute to this request using crowdsourcing
For example someone could test the Paul Beach’s ios version when is ready
I can help with packaging when an fbclient embedded version is ready in Android
And the good news
An update about Firebird on iOS