Enhancements:

  1. An ability to set a path to the client library for a separate TpFIBDatabase (different gds32.dll, fbclient.dll) has been added.
  2. A new TpFIBDataSet property RefreshTransactionKind: TTransactionKind has been added where TTransactionKind = (tkReadTransaction, tkUpdateTransaction); It determines the transaction context of RefreshSQL execution. If the dataset has no separate UpdateTransaction, this property value is ignored.
  3. The CompareBookmarks function has been changed.
  4. The TTransactionAction type in unit IB_Services; has been renamed to TServiceTransactionAction in order to avoid conflicts with the TTransactionAction type in FIBDatabase.

Bug fixes:

  1. Incorrect work of TpFIBDataSet.Locate Description: and TpFIBDataSet.Locate by the dataset with deleted or filtered records.
  2. Lost connection in versions of InterBase 4.x-5.x
  3. An error of work with blobs (incorrect work after DataSet.Cancel)
  4. An error of String field handling. Appeared on the attempt to set a null string.
  5. An error of handling some keywords.
  6. An error of canceling record insertion into an empty dataset. Appeared if a wrong Post proceeded the insertion.
  7. Changes in LockRecord work (incorrect work if there were some peculiar features of UpdateSQL text).

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We are a small software company with thousands of customers delivering comany wide systems including accounting, logistics, e-commerce, POS, sales etc etc. Several years ago, when we were still a very small company, we used Delphi 3 and Paradox combined with BDE. As our system (and customer base) grew I decided to switch to Delphi 5 and Interbase. Being a huge improvement over Delphi 3 and Paradox, I encountered numerous problems with IBX: memory leaks, performance issues and other problems. Borland was not to be bothered: IBX was provided "as is" and no support was avaliable. 
Not being very eager to use third party components with Delphi at first, I decided to give FIBPlus a try. At once all problems where gone: no more memory leaks and  performance was very consistent. 
But the real advantage of switching to FIBPlus came with the upgrade to D2005: after upgrading there were some problems with the new FIBPlus version. After emailing the problem I received an update within an hour! And this was at 11 pm! A few other (smaller) errors where handled in the same way. 
Our motto is: software is as good as its support. And support of Devrace is just great!
Just a little indication of our FIBPlus use: all our software runs 100% on FIBPlus. Our customers have a total of aprox. 4.800 Firebird databases in production, with a combined size of over 130TB and over 80 million transactions a day. Every
day. And FIBPlus has not failed a single transaction. Not once. There is, however, one (minor) drawback in using FIBPlus: while debugging an application which uses and invalid SQL instruction, de Delphi Debugger returns to the FIBPlus code instead of to our calling code (where the actual error comes from), thereby complicating de debug proces a little. But that is a very small price to pay for a otherwise brilliant third party solution! >>

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