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Thanks Ilmari !

I seem to have missed that !

Will need to try it out again, and apologies for my erroneous statement in that case.

Alex


Le 13/01/2022 à 21:08, Ilmari Lauhakangas a écrit :
On 13.1.2022 21.56, Michael Meeks wrote:
On 13/01/2022 12:35, Alexander Thurgood wrote:
Endian-ness for embedded Firebird seems to be the elephant in the room here. ODB files made on MacOS can not easily be shared with other OSes/arch.

     Oh - wow, I didn't know that. Wow - that is awful. That crushed my hopes for a good Firebird based future.

Alex: seems the problem existed before Aug 2016, but not anymore. See https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=72987#c14 and comment 17 which refer to https://git.libreoffice.org/core/commit/0cc1ddf2d8d6bc7df74fdd8f8f97381df681177d

Quoting from Lionel's comment 17:

'The problem was fixed by saving (within the odb zip structure) firebird data in an endianess-independent format, called the "backup" format, in a file with extension ".fbk".'

Ilmari


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