[Lazarus] Lazarus, Jedi etc.

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Jul 15 15:38:41 CEST 2013

On Mon, 15 Jul 2013, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:

> leledumbo wrote:
>>> Indeed! More people should be introduced [and educated] to the much better 
>>> open source database servers out there, like Firebird and
>>> PostgreSQL. 
>> Or if they insist on using MySQL (compatible alternative): MariaDB
> The OP's backend was half constructed.
> There was also a requirement to interface to PLCs etc. (using, I'm told, the 
> nodave library), the specific problem he'd got was MySQL access which- 
> according to him at least- is not well-supported by Delphi. In that context I 
> risked mentioning Lazarus, but I think that trying to tell him to simply use 
> a different database would have been counterproductive since (a) he could 
> then choose one that suited his version/variant of Delphi and (b) it was in a 
> private conferencing topic dedicated to Delphi, not to Life After Delphi.
> So while I use Lazarus, PostgreSQL and (tentatively) FireBird, there are 
> limits to how aggressively I'm prepared to push the combination. Particularly 
> when the other party is more experienced than I am and has been known to wear 
> a journalist's hat.

People using MySQL should have their developers license revoked :)

MySQL is not even worthy of the name database.


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