Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 2.5.7 — the latest minor release in the Firebird 2.5 series.

This sub-release introduces several bug fixes (including fix for a recently reported security vulnerability) and a few improvements, please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. Binary kits for Windows and Linux on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are immediately available for download. Binary kits for Mac OS X will follow shortly.

Marco Cantu wrote on his blog :

To celebrate another year of success for Delphi. I dug a bit in my archive. Here are a few old images, mostly ads from Borland, before and after the product release.

It is interesting to notice how the original business value (increased productivity for developers) is still true today with a totally changed landscape, mobile, and all. We could re-use some of the original ads, as they make sense today. The other things I noticed is that most of the other tools that were popular back than, have long been forgotten. Delphi, on the other hand, is still popular.

http://blog.marcocantu.com/images/delphiads/image027.jpg

FDB Python driver for Firebird v1.7 is available for download.

https://pypi.python.org/pypi/fdb

What’s new:

* (PYFB-66) – Port parameter for connect and create_database is not used
* (PYFB-69) – Can not connect to FB services if set ISC_USER & ISC_PASSWORD by os.environ[…]
* (PYFB-70) – executemany(operation, seq_of_parameters) appears to run slower than it should
* Number of fixes to DDL generators in schema module
* Added support for Filter and BackupHistory in schema module.
* Added DDL scripts generator get_metadata_ddl().

best regards
Pavel Cisar
IBPhoenix

Hello!

We made the next step for improving of our OLEDB/ADODB/.NET data provider for Firebird and InterBase.

Brief review of changes in new version:

  • Removed deprecated features
  • Improved steadiness to incorrect configuration of connection
  • Added a new feature for error processing [by customer request]

And, of course, new release has passed through load and functional tests. So it is ready for usage in production environment without any unpleasant surprises.

Full news text: http://www.ibprovider.com/eng/news/n_170210.html

Download page: http://www.ibprovider.com/eng/download.html

For getting a Free edition of provider need create an account at our web site: http://www.ibprovider.com/customer/register.php?lang=1

Hello!
 
Just passing to inform that Firebird chocolatey packages are now ready for public usage.​ ​:)
 
As easy as
choco install firebird​ ​-y
 
to install Firebird 3.0.1 SuperServer.
 
There’s also support for 2.1 and 2.5 releases. As well for Classic and SuperClassic installs.
 
More info at: 
 
Best regards!
F.D.Castel

The Firebird Book Second Edition – Volume 4: Supplement for Firebird 3.0 by Helen Borrie.

A few changes are needed to the connection string builder and dll used vs Firebird 2.5

Here is an example on Stack Overflow with FbConnectionStringBuilder:

http://stackoverflow.com/a/41981523/66242

NodeJS C++ client node-firebird-libfbclient v.0.1.0  released with the following changes:

Adds possibility to use several transactions in a single connection.

New Transaction object was introduced. Connection object has new methods to create Transaction objects.

FBStatement object also was extended. Api description was updated in README.md.

Here is the big code pull request with changes .

Here are the instructions on running Firebird 2.5.x on CentOS with Epel

Database .NET 20.7 is an innovative, powerful and intuitive multiple database management tool. You can browse/grant objects, design tables, edit rows, run queries, generate scripts, analyze/monitor SQL and import/export/migrate/sync data with a consistent interface. (Full support for Firebird 1.5~3.0+)

For more information please visit http://fishcodelib.com/Database.htm
Free, All-In-One, Portable, Single executable file and Multi-language.


dbMigration .NET 4.6 is a simple, easy and intuitive multiple database migration and data synchronization tool, With it you can easily migrate schema and data between different databases without complicated procedures.

Supported databases: Firebird 1.5~3.0+, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, SQL Azure, LocalDB, MySQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, Informix, HP Vertica, NuoDB, Teradata, Sybase ASE, SQLite, SQLCe, Access, VistaDB, dBase, FoxPro, Excel, ODBC, OLEDB, Text…etc.

For more information please visit http://fishcodelib.com/DBMigration.htm
Free, All-In-One, Portable, and Single executable file.

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