Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 19th Jul 2004 18:04 UTC, submitted by mariuz
Databases The Firebird Project announces the release of Firebird V1.5.1. this relese represents a committment by the project to develop and deliver ongoing improvements to this popular open source database engine.
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by Postgres on Wed 21st Jul 2004 00:38 UTC

Some of the people on the FB admin list are just mean, you ask questions or give some ideas and they either make you look stupid or just flame you.

Postgres is just way better here are some more stupid things about FB.

Dialects: who needs them, it's a pain in the ass to have to specify Dialect 3 all the time.

database paths: you have to explicitly specify where your FDB file is or create a alias.

You can't do lots of SQL in stored procs like create table or create user there is specific SQL you can only do in procs (PSQL) etc etc

With postgres you can do all the same kind of sub queries in select statements you can do in other propriatary DBs.

No temp table support, and the list could go on and on

FB is a good general purpose DB, but that is all.