Drop support for Firebird

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Drop support for Firebird

Post by Noxwizard » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:57 pm

The Firebird DBMS is our least used and most poorly supported database system. I only recall two instances of a user requesting support on Firebird. The PHP module isn't very robust either, it is possible to crash Apache while attempting to connect to a Firebird database. Due to a bug in PHP PDO Firebird module, we can't natively test it with PHPUnit and have to use a custom ODBC wrapper to run tests.

I think time would be better spent on other things than maintaining this DBAL driver.

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Re: Drop support for Firebird

Post by naderman » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:06 pm

Definitely agree. Considering the problems it has, it doesn't seem likely anyone is seriously using it for phpBB anyway.

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Re: Drop support for Firebird

Post by Nicofuma » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:09 pm

+1
And we can add that only firebird does not support the datetime type (if i'm not wrong) and it's a problem for some features (especially for the custom profile fields)
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Re: Drop support for Firebird

Post by bantu » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:04 am

I agree.

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Re: Drop support for Firebird

Post by MichaelC » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:25 pm

+1
It's too little used to be worth the maintenance.
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Re: Drop support for Firebird

Post by EXreaction » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:44 am

Yes please.

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Re: Drop support for Firebird

Post by Marc » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:36 am

+1

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Re: Drop support for Firebird

Post by Ger » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:31 am

MichaelC wrote:+1
It's too little used to be worth the maintenance.
+1.
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Re: Drop support for Firebird

Post by dhruv.goel92 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:32 am

Definitely +1

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Re: Drop support for Firebird

Post by nickvergessen » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:43 am

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