Source code example is located on DevFactory.com.mx
Not only does open source Firebird-Fyracle have a catchy name and almost match Oracle on the 6 well known “gold standard key database evaluation mapping criteria”, but it is “just as idiosyncratic”, AND you can run “Compiere v2.5.3c” ( almost )!
Here is the response from shocked oracle users after they found Firebird/Fyracle (Denial Mode)
Download information can be found here ·
· 1.7.1 ( 2006-03-29 ) ·
(Please read the Changelog for details)
– Fixed bug #1417618
– Minor fix on Guid datatype infer.
– Changes to try to avoid problems with IPV6.
– Added new synonym for the user identification ( userid ) in
– Added initial support for EXECUTE PROCEDURE commands in
Carlos Guzmán Álvarez
Stephen Boyd asked:
“Before you all go eeeewwww yuck who still uses COBOL, the answer is
lots of us. My immediate goal is to try to find out if there are many
Interbase / Firebird users who still use COBOL like we do.
[ED: you can read the full thread on Firebird-General mailing list]
As part of a project to integrate our legacy apps with the new stuff,
which uses Firebird, I am developing a simulated ISAM file handler for
Firebird. This will allow us to access the key Firebird tables with
little or no code changes to the existing COBOL programs. There are
going to be rather obvious performance issues with this approach but
that is a trade off that we are willing to make for the convenience of
not having the do a mass conversion of several thousand programs. It
also relieves us of the necessity of having to get all of our COBOL
programmers up to speed on SQL and transaction management and all of
the other gotchas of relational database development.
If there was sufficient interest we might consider making the file
handler generic enough to turn it into a commercial product.
Unfortunately we can’t make it open source because we had to sign a
non-disclosure with the COBOL compiler folks before they would give us
the docs for their external file handler interface.”
“This paper describes the architecture and requirements for implementing a relational, transaction-based storage mechanism in SAS software, a commercial business intelligence product that uses the Vulcan code base in an embedded mode.”
By Tom Cole, Platform R&D, SAS Institute Inc. (From the Firebird Conference Prague 2005). (.zip of two pdfs). Right click and save as to read.
The site ibpp.org has, again, changed.
Change of software (DokuWiki instead of MediaWiki) and change of hosting servers.
The new site is at http://www.ibpp.org and should serve you a DokuWiki based site.
The whole content has been transferred and adjusted.
Not that I wasn’t satisfied with http://www.editthis.info as a hosting service, but MediaWiki was a too big beast for the task. DokuWiki is simpler, yet well enough for the limited needs of the IBPP website. Also DokuWiki being much simpler to administrate, it made sense to host it on the server farm where the previous IBPP site was located (the one used until february of this year). That server farm in TIP Group S.A. data-center gives me the assurance of real backups, really available should something go wrong.
I chose to keep that IBPP wiki closed from wide-public updates.
So if any of you would like to update or add pages for the benefit of all (which I would encourage), or even just to correct bad english syntax or spelling, please apply for an account. Just send me an email with your short login name that you would like and an email address which I can configure in the system. I’ll create your account and you will receive a password by email which you can then use (and change yourself) to get write access to the site. I will add soon a page with these instructions on the wiki itself.
All this is in preparation of the release of 2.5 code base within the very next days.
Firebird is included in the list of debian packages that must be fixed so it can be compiled without errors with GCC 4.1
The third edition of the conference will happen on July 29th, 2006 at UNIMEP (in Brazil). The expected audience size this year is from 500 to 750 people. This is mostly a portuguese-speakers conference, and an unique chance to reach directly hundreds of potential customers. Paying your sponsorship until 31/March you get 20% discount! Contact fdd.at.firebase.com.br to get the conference mediakit with all the information, including sponsorship plans and prices.
iSCSI is making network shared storage an increasingly popular choice in the midmarket. A $15K device can offer 2.5TB shared storage to 6 servers. Now that looks remarkably like the architecture of the VAX clusters of old. Perhaps it is time to resurrect the Firebird VAX clustering code.
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