Well, we are using firebird for about 3 year already, and they updated it a lot. The 1.5 version is stable, reliable and fast. And it is still compatible with the interbase extension, tough a firebird only extension will be available soon. They are still working on it, and words about the 2.0 version are already spreading. Firebird is walking on a different direction from interbase so soon they'll not be compatible. Both Pear and ADOdb support for interbase can be used with firebird 1.5.
On Fri, 1 Oct 2004 18:57:52 +0200, Antoine <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hi, > I have just learnt about the firebird project and was wondering how > alive it is. I know this is hard to quantify, but is development going > better worse than postgres? I quite frankly don't like mysql that much > and defintely want something like one of these two, but the simple > fact of the matter is that I heard of postgres a long time ago, and > firebird only today. Does that mean I have my head in a dark, smelly > place, or that firebird is not as active? Will there still be people > developing firebird in 10yrs? At a quick glance php support looks to > be at least as strong for firebird, but a lot of things seem to be for > interbase - are they always going to be compatible? I see pear db has > support for interbase, does that mean firebird too, or just the latest > interbase? > > Cheers > Antoine > > -- > G System, The Evolving GUniverse - http://www.g-system.at > > -- > PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php