Long time lurker here. Have been reading the discussions here with great interest for a while now.
I am developing a desktop application that needs an embedded database. I have narrowed it down to firebird and localdb. The problem is that localdb has everything I need but is 33mb, runs as a service and firebird which is small open source and requires no background install but lacks one important feature. The problem is that I have a financial application that needs a high precision column type and localdb has exactly what I need and firebird is lacking in that department with only 64bit max decimal type. I have managed to hack the missing parts on but it’s no substitute for the real thing.
My question will adding 33mb to an application that is already about 15 - 20mb discourage people from downloading the trial?