JDBC instead of ODBC

Pierre Sahores psahores at easynet.fr
Sun Oct 5 14:27:01 EDT 2003


Le dim 05/10/2003 à 18:56, Júlio César Ködel a écrit :
> The problem is (for Firebird):
> Firebird is, in my opinion, the best database engine, after Microsoft SQL
> and MySQL. 

I would for my own say : before them and many others alike, Sybase ASE
12.5 or IBM DB2, and along the other best ACID compliant SQL server
available for free : the usefull and unbreakable PostgreSQL...

> BUT, there only source code for direct access in Linux and
> Windows (nobody likes mac =( ). Even if ODBC would be a TRUE reality on all
> plataforms, we'd need a ODBC driver for Firebird, wich exists only for
> Windows (there is plans for a Linux one, but it's not available yet). For
> Macintosh, Firebird is nothing. (Those who program in Windows environment
> know what is Borland and Interbase, are "strong names" on our plataform, and
> Firebird is the continuation, the evolution, of Interbase).
> So, we need not only ODBC, but the drivers for ODBC also (that's why I
> insist that would be A LOT simple, faster, clean and easier, to make a
> native driver for Firebird/Interbase). After MySQL, Valentine, PostgreSQL
> and Firebird, what more could we want??? Access and MSSQL Server? (This
> could be true to Macs and Windows, but I doubt about someone in Linux make
> some Microsoft thing, he he he)
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tuviah Snyder" <tuviah at runrev.com>
> To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003 8:08 AM
> Subject: Re: JDBC instead of ODBC
> 
> 
> > >I'm all for any method to get the bountiful world of JDBC drivers can
> > >be opened up to us. Certainly better than dealing with ODBC, on Win32
> > >platforms.
> > ODBC is standard on Win32 platforms, and OSX ships with an ODBC manager.
> So
> > it's just a matter of getting the ODBC drivers from the vendor. If you
> want
> > direct access we support a number of databases and are sure to support
> more.
> > If you want to get your hands dirty with RevDB you can build your own
> RevDB
> > driver (or pay someone else to), contact me off list for an SDK. You can
> > also use the bugzilla, and request support for the database.
> >
> > Tuviah Snyder <tuviah at runrev.com> <http://www.runrev.com/>
> > Runtime Revolution Limited - Software at the Speed of Thought
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