Now there seems to be a clear response. MySQL has hired former Firebird developer Jim Starkey and MySQL has a new CTO: Taneli Otala – read Kaj Arnö’s interview with Taneli.
The final statement on this interview declares a clear goal: “Definitely. I want to be part of the team building the world’s best database!”. The times when MySQL targeted itself mainly to drive small and medium web based applications are definitely over!
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The .NET Provider for .NET 2.0 comes with ability to be used in Visual Studio in Database Explorer, etc. It’s very usefull, but you have to do some steps to add provider into it. Here you can find how to do this. If you’ll have some questions after, use the Firebird-net-provider list.
We have a mention is OSNews site! Read it here.
The document is now available in English, Portuguese and Czech. Keep sending your translations!
Darren wrote an tutorial about installing php5 and firebird 1.5.x on debian/ubuntu
Here is the full text on firebird-php mailing list
The latest LinuxQuestions.org Podcast. Topics include LQ conference updates, 2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards, your feedback on LQ, the LQ Articles and Editorials section, the MySQL acquisition of Netfrastructure, more on the MySQL, Oracle, SAP rumors and the TCO study sponsored by OSDL and Levanta.
ED:Members Choice Awards For Databases (will be published in 6March)
Dave Dargo, CTO of Ingres, has its own opinion on what it all means. In his view, Oracle is scaring customers away from open source systems that can be acquired, towards systems that cannot be acquired. Firebird is a prime example of the latter. Curiously, Ingres is an example of the former.
Read more here
If it’s interesting for Firebird & Turbocash:
All our applications run using Firebird, in 3-tier mode. The 2 flagships applications are:
– School administration software. – Used by 1000+ schools in Flanders.
– Accounting program. – Also used by 1000+ schools in Flanders, and by regular companies as well.
The installations run from stand-alone for the ‘Kintergarden school’ secretary, to full 3-tier client-server. Number of connected users runs from 1 user, over an a average connection count of 20, up to a current maximum of 500+ simultaneous connections.
All started on IB 6.0 back in 2000, and migrated to Firebird as soon as it came out.
So Turbocash people should not worry about firebird, or lazarus, being able to handle it…
Michael Van Canneyt (michael at freepascal.org)
ps:I’m currently writing specs for a ‘serious’ application (a grade tracker for teachers) which will use (embedded) firebird as a back-end database, which will be using tiOPF or InstantObjects and LazReport – all this in Lazarus. This is a commercial application, I’m telling this to show our trust in Lazarus.
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“We’re definitely not planning on somehow transitioning our architecture… There’s no truth to any re-engineering rumor”, said Arn (MySQL’s vice president for community relations).
Read more here.
A new paper directed to all users who are meeting Firebird for the first time is now available online. Check it out and you may see that 2 minutes can change your whole vision about database servers!
Devrace are happy to announce the release of FIBPlus 6.4 (evaluation version). This version is fully compatible with Borland Developer Studio 2006. So now FIBPlus components are compatible with a big number of Borland products: Delphi 5-7, Delphi 2005-2006, C++ Builder 5-6, 2006 and Kylix 3, as well as with servers Borland InterBase 4.x-7.x and Firebird 1.x-2.0. This new version of FIBPlus, the best tool in Database Connectivity category according to the voting results of Delphi Informant Magazine’s 2004 Reader Choice Awards, includes a number of enhancements and more than 10 bug fixes. For more details read Press release and Release notes.