FireBird/LibreOffice: fb_config/pkg-config, thread-safety, eager caching

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at
Fri Jul 19 01:58:44 PDT 2013

On Fri, 2013-07-19 at 04:40 +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> My "git pull" today brought the firebird work in. Cool!

	Incidentally - congratulations :-) that's a huge step; thanks too to
Fridrich for the mentoring work !

	Really looking forward to seeing what you've done here. In particular
it might be nice to do some comparative HSQLDB / firebird benchmarking
to give some hope to the long-suffering base users :-)

	Also - I guess we should prolly think about compatibility - is there
anything we can do to make future generation's life easier ;-) how
bad/complicated is the binary firebird format I wonder ?

	Is it worth (potentially) doing a SQL format dump of the database
schema as we do for HSQLDB ? and given the performance wins we have, I
wonder whether just storing a SQL dump in the ODF file would be an
option ? - slower of course but perhaps safer long term (?)

	Anyhow - exciting stuff ! :-)

	Thanks for work,


michael.meeks at  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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