Wednesday, November 23, 2005

flamerobin/firebird mention on

"Firebird is an open source, embeddable (within other applications) SQL database that grew out of Borland Interbase. The project includes a database engine, ODBC driver, "Jaybird" native class 4 JCA-JDBC driver, .NET data provider, and extensive documentation and testing materials. A related "FlameRobin" project aims to provide a graphical interface assembled from open source components."

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Installing Firebird 1.5 on osx 10.4 (in spanish)

Flamerobin is mentioned:
"Para interactuar con sus Bases de datos de manera grafica les recomiendo flamerobin es excelente :)"
Instalando Firebird CS 1.5 en OS X 10.4

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Saturday, November 19, 2005

FlameRobin on Solaris

[ed: response letter to bjoern.reimer]

We met at the Firebird conference. You said that your (or some of your
coleagues) are interested in FlameRobin on Solaris.

I don't know if you tried it yet, but here's a brief overview. You need
to build wxWidgets first, and then FlameRobin. You can obtain wxWidgets
from As I understand it has already been ported to
Solaris, so there shouldn't be much problem, just follow the
instructions in "docs" folder. You should use at least wxWidgets version
2.6.0 or any higher. Please use wxAll package, as others probably don't
have all the files needed for Solaris.

After you built and installed wxWidgets, you need also to build the
wxSTC component (wxStyledTextControl) that we use for SQL editor. It is
usually done by going into "contrib/src/stc" and running "make" and
"make install" in there.

Here's how I do it on Linux and FreeBSD, it shouldn't be much different
on Solaris:

[unpack wx sources and enter that directory]
make install
cd contrib/src/stc
make install

The ./configure script has many options, where you can choose whether
you want the debug or release version, enable or disable Unicode, etc.
Here are the most important ones:


There are some defaults, but if you want to make sure, then add the
appropriate --enable or --disable switch. Using:

./configure --disable-unicode --disable-shared

should be a safe bet. I'm not sure if Solaris uses Gtk, so you better
skip that and leave it to autodetection.

Next, you need to build FlameRobin. You can either use 0.4.0 source
available for download from the website, or the latest CVS version. I
recommend CVS as it has many fixes. Our CVS tree is still in the old
"fbmanager" project at (yes, we *do* need to move it
over to flamerobin), you need to fetch the "mghie" module from it.

In FlameRobin's source tree, create top-level directory named "build" or
something like that. Then, cd into it and run:


This should setup things properly. I recommend you use the same
--enable-debug or --disable-debug switch you used with wxWidgets. After
that, run

make install

And that should be it. Should you have any problems, feel free to
contact me directly, or join our mailing list (low traffic) at:

Milan Babuskov

Thursday, November 17, 2005

We got pictures from the Firebird Conference, made by our guys. In the first picture, you can see Milan, Nando and Michael. That`s the only picture with them. We don`t know why there aren`t any more pictures of them, but we assume beer is to be blamed :)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

First pictures from the Conference

Here ya go, first pictures, hopefully we'll get some from our developers ( guys, come back with pictures, pretty please ).

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Firebird Conference 2005

Firebird Conference is kicking between November 13th and 15th in Prague, Czech Republic. Some of us, will be speakers at the conference. To be more specific, Milan Babuskov will present 2 papers, "FlameRobin - administration tool for Firebird DBMS" and "The power of Firebird events", and Nando Dessena will be also presenting 2 papers, "Using Delphi and InstantObjects with Firebird" and "Deploying Firebird transparently on Windows". You are more than welcomed to attend the events.

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