Building firebird extension for #php 5.3.x on windows

Short notes on how to compile Firebird extension (called interbase) on Windows 32 bit (the same ideas can be used for 64 bit too)
I have used Visual Studio c++ compiler 2008 (aka Vsc 9)
By default php developers on windows don’t have the firebird extension enabled in php 5.3.0 and the required dll (fbclient)
we try to fix that the vodoo spell is to kill one compile firebird stable with vsc9 and send them the instructions how to do the kill compiling but we have the recipe for that too and maybe we can kill compete with microsoft sql server on windows too if they let us

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Me on Marc Fleury on Sun purchase of MySQL – replaceable lamp bricks

The last post was supposed to be this one, but I got distracted on how I found it

Whether you’re using Postgres, SQLite, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, HSQLD, Firebird, Derby, or whatever, you’re benefiting from the popularity of MySQL. If you’re still using Progress, dBase, or Sybase, maybe not.

My point is that MySQL did for databases what Netscape did for the internet, what Apache did for web servers, what Star Office did for alternate word processors, what Sendmail did for email servers, and what JBoss did for J2EE.

[ED Here is my reply :Bricks can be replaced in the lamp
Why they always forget the MTA or DNS?
They are critical parts of the clusters
Sendmail is replaced by postfix or qmail if you are a sane person (in ubuntu postfix is by default)
Apache is replaced by lighttpd and nginix – better webservers IMHO
mysql by firebird or postgresql
linux kernel is good enough and is better than win or solaris (if you want wamp or samp)

php can be replaced by ruby or perl or python (if it becames bloated like java in version 6.x) ]

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