[gnome-db] Re: Follow up on your comments in Gnome Bugzilla about Firebird provider

On Thu, 2002-10-31 at 01:53, Leyne, Sean wrote:
> Rodrigo,
> Further to your comments in the bug entry:
> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=83016
> I should point out that while Firebird and Interbase share the same API,
> given their common root.  
> It is expected that the API will change in the near future.  In fact,
> Borland with the release of itnerbase v7.0 will be making some small
> changes (they shouldn't affect basic data access functions) to the API.
> Accordingly, it would be advisable to maintain separate providers.
ok, good to know.

> Also, in case your not aware.  Borland formally announced (some time
> ago) that they will no longer be supported their OpenSource Interbase
> product.
> The Firebird project, however, is continuing unaffected and we have just
> released Alpha 3 of our v1.5 release -- Beta 1 should be in 3-4 weeks.
then, I guess we should concentrate on the gda-firebird provider. In
fact, to develop the interbase one I am myself using Firebird, so I
guess I'll just change the name, and if later one somebody wants to
maintain the Interbase one, I'll let him do it.

Thanks a lot for the info.


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