Borland has released a new ODBC driver for InterBase. This driver is available for free to anyone with a registered version of InterBase 7.x, and can be redistributed without charge to anyone with a licensed version of InterBase. The driver, which is produced by DataDirect, has better support for InterBase stored procedures than the old driver did. There is also support for silent installations. Borland also has a FAQ
[PDF] about the new driver.
Borland has also made version 2.5 of InterBase’s ADO.NET driver available for people who don’t have Delphi 2006. If you develop .NET apps using InterBase with Visual Studio or another non-Borland .NET IDE, you’ll want this update, which includes support for connection pooling, SQL tracing, and more. Again, Delphi users don’t need this update.