OK, reading the fine print it seems that XE Pro has taken away the
ability to access Firebird as a part of it's abilities. Delphi 7 was
better it seems.
So, now that I have paid my hard earned for the Pro version, I want to
be able to write programs in it (of course - I don't fork out $10 for a
game, let alone over $700).
The reason I was looking at FireBird was that it's a good client/server
database and my customers could also use it as a local database without
having to install the FireBird server - if they want to try out the
program or use it solely on their own computer. If then they want to
install it on their systems with the database on the server, they don't
then have to fork out for a Server licence and user seat licences, just
to run my little program.
Getting 3rd party VCL components that will work for FireBird will cost
more than Delphi itself. Does anyone have any suggestions that can
result in the same thing? For example, I've been looking at SQLLite,
DBISAM/ElevateDB, MySql and others, but not sure which will work with
Delphi XE2 Pro, or the cost of the components.