[fpc-devel] TField.AsString and Databases with UTF-8 charset
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Tue Jul 21 20:09:29 CEST 2009
On Tue, 21 Jul 2009, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>>> Delphi doesn't support Firebird at all for now.
>> It depends what you mean with Support. I use D7, IBX with about 1000
>> Firebird databases since 6 years without any problems.
> I think what Joost is saying is that since D7, IBX has been dropped (I think)
Later, I think.
> and dbExpress is the replacement. By default there is no driver for Firebird
> with dbExpress, but you can purchase 3rd party drivers for
Since firebird comes with 'legacy gds32.dll' install option, IBX or the interbase
driver should work fine. The API hasn't changed in years.
> CodeGear is _considering_ (not final yet) adding Firebird support in
> post-D2009 releases due to popular demand.
>> So 'support' is relative :-)
> That statement still holds true. :)
Always has :-)
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