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
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