Trying to connect LibreOffice Base natively to database Firebird through an sdbc connection. Although I installed the Rirebird SDBC driver for LibreOffice (libreoffice-sdbc-firebird), I could not find a way.
Configuration: OS: Linux Mint 18. / LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 (Build ID: 1:5.1.4-0ubuntu1). / Firebird 3.0. / Installed libreoffice-sdbc-firebird version (1:)5.1.4(-0ubuntu1).
How I tried to connect: Start LibreOffice Base | Opens on page Database Wizard | 1. Select Database | Check: Connect to an Existing Database, Dropdown: No entry for Firebird. The SDBC driver also does not show up in LibreOffice | Menu | Tools | Options | LibreOffice Base | Connections in the Window “Drivers known in LibreOffice”.
Is there another way (workaround?) to connect to an external (meaning: not embedded in a Base file) Firebird database natively?
(I did connect via JDBC and it works, but it was tedious to set up and I would like to find a faster way.)