As always, the Brazilian Firebird Developers Day bring people from several states of Brazil. Some people are travelling thousands of km to be part of the biggest Firebird conference in the world!
A beta version of a 64bit Firebird 3.0.3 for MacOSX is now available as a download
for those of you who might be interested in trying it.
Fighting Petya: our experience with retrieving data from the Firebird database files encrypted by ransomware crypto-viruses
As you know, recently several crypto viruses have attacked many companies – most well-known are Wannacry and Petya. Usually, as reported by many companies, it is necessary to pay a ransom, or, in the case of Petya, all encrypted files will be lost.
Documentation Funding 2017 Reached more than 3000$ of the 5000$ Goal , We need more help to reach the target https://www.firebirdsql.org/en/doc-funding-2017/
We have a beta version of an installable 64bit Firebird 3.0.3 for MacOSX. It runs by default as SuperServer currently (as it should) with no simple way to switch to Classic/SuperClassic (yet). If any one wants a copy to download, install and test – please send Paul Beach an email.
The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.1.7. This is a security release with several bug fixes included. All PHP 7.1 users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.
Upscene Productions is proud to announce the availability of the next release of the popular multi-DBMS development tool:
” Database Workbench 5.3.2″
This release includes a custom report writer, increased PostgreSQL support and a renewed stored routine debugger including full support for Firebird 3 Stored Functions and Packages.
The change log for version 5.3.2 and 5.3.0 is available.
“There is so much new in Database Workbench 5, and the latest version includes the long awaited PostgreSQL support”, says Martijn Tonies, founder of Upscene Productions. “There’s a custom report writer, new code editor features, diagramming improvements, multiple editions, fully HiDPI awareness, data compare tool, more complete visual query builder and much more.”
New features in version 5 include:
- Support for PostgreSQL
- Support for the latest versions of database engines including Firebird 3, SQL Anywhere 17, SQL Azure and MariaDB support
- Custom report writer
- New and improved user interface
- Code editor features like block staples, code folding, object linking and dynamic highlighting
- “Diagram Navigator” for easier diagramming navigation
- MySQL/MariaDB tunneling support
- New tools, including a Data Compare tool
- Basic and Pro Edition to suit your needs
- and much more…
For more information, see What’s new in Database Workbench 5?
Database Workbench supports MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Firebird, Oracle, MS SQL Server, SQL Azure, SQL Anywhere, NexusDB and InterBase, comes in multiple editions and is licensed based on selectable modules.
It includes tools for database design, database maintenance, testing, data transfer, data import & export, database migration, database compare and numerous other tools.
About Database Workbench
Database Workbench is a database developer tool, over 12 years in the making and
is being used by thousands of developers across the globe who have come to rely on it
every day. From database design, implementation, to testing and debugging, it will aid you
in your daily database work.
About Upscene Productions
Based in The Netherlands, Europe, this small but dedicated company has been providing
database developers with useful tools for over 14 years. Slowly expanding the product portfolio
and gaining recognition amongst InterBase and Firebird database developers, they now offer
tools for a whole range of database systems, including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.
Here is the Warning from Debian Developers :
This warning advisory is relevant for users of systems with the Intel
processors code-named “Skylake” and “Kaby Lake”. These are: the 6th and
7th generation Intel Core processors (desktop, embedded, mobile and
HEDT), their related server processors (such as Xeon v5 and Xeon v6), as
well as select Intel Pentium processor models.
TL;DR: unfixed Skylake and Kaby Lake processors could, in some
situations, dangerously misbehave when hyper-threading is enabled.
Disable hyper-threading immediately in BIOS/UEFI to work around the
problem. Read this advisory for instructions about an Intel-provided
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