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Borland Kylix support

Borland Kylix support

(OP)
Hi,

Borland Kylix is there since two years and I like the
product very much. Now Kylix 3 also has a C++ Builder IDE
on board besides its Delphi IDE. Kylix uses dbExpress for
connecting with databases.

Can I expect a dbExpress driver for Mimer or can I do the
job myself? At this time I find Mimer better than InterBase
and Mimer deserves to be connected with Kylix. Even I find
Mimer the best RDBMS I've found:

- compactness
- ODBC and JDBC connectivity
- Enhanced SQL possibilities
- platform independence
- good performance
- although no graphical tool, bsql does it job very well
- free non-expiring developer/evaluation version

So I find that Kylix deserves a dbExpress driver.

Happy 2003,
Tom

RE: Borland Kylix support

(OP)
Hi,

Thank you for the response. I've just downloaded the first
suggestion and I couldn't download the second commercial
one because www.islamov.com only supports Delphi 4 Windows
at this time whilst the opensource suggestion is valid for
both Delphi for Windows as Linux and that's very good. I've
also just downloaded a shareware version of ODBCExpress
from http://www.odbcexpress.com/ which only shows a splash
screen upon startup. If I understand the internals of the
working of the ODBC dbExpress driver and I'm familiar with
the low-level machinery of connecting Mimer, I'd like to
face the challenge writing a Kylix version of the dbExpress
driver of Mimer. I won't do Windows, because I'm fed up
with that platform and its crashes.

Summarized:
Before I can do the challenge I need to understand 2 very
important things:

1) internal working of a dbExpress driver
2) C interface to mimer
3) communication between C and Kylix's Delphi

with regards from
Tom

RE: Borland Kylix support

Hi Tom,

Am I correct if I say that ODBC is the "native" interface for Mimer on Windows? If not, is there another library? I mean, does the ODBC driver of Mimer talk directly to Mimer and uses the registered databases?

If so, I think the open source ODBC dbExpress driver is the closest that you can get.

As for ODBCExpress - it's a native ODBC component set, no dbExpress driver. I'm using it for a tool I'm working on that will work with Mimer and for other ODBC connectivity stuff. Seems to work great.

Martijn Tonies
InterBase Workbench - the developer tool for InterBase and Firebird
http://www.upscene.com

RE: Borland Kylix support

(OP)
Hi,

I don't know much about Mimer on Windows, but the Windows
version of Mimer has a very nice database manager which is
using ODBC as the interface. It's a pity that Linux doesn't
have yet such a nice graphical tool. BSQL is very good for
batched SQL scripts and the line editor is fair for very
short queries. Longer queries can be better written to
files and be "READ 'filename.sql'" for executing them,
since the line-editor is not so fit for multilined SQL.

With regards from
Tom

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