Firebird Project and IBSurgeon invite Firebird administrators and developers to «Firebird Big Databases» seminar (in Russian). Seminar will take place in Moscow, Russia, October 21, 2015.
Main speakers at seminar are Dmitry Yemanov, lead FirebirdSQL developer, Dmitry Kuzmenko, IBSurgeon and Alexey Kovyazin, IBSurgeon.

The seminar will cover topics of Firebird performance optimization and maintenance of big Firebird databases (>500Gb).

Seminars in Europe are planned, but not yet announced, please stay tuned.

More details and registration is at (in Russian only).

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Here is the guide on installing Firebird 2.5.4 from FreeBSD 10.2 Ports and creating your first test database; also we show you how to install Flamerobin GUI (administration tool) and the PHP driver for it. This was tested on fresh FreeBSD 10.2 x64.

Download a compressed snapshot of the Ports Collection into /var/db/portsnap.

portsnap fetch

Or update it. If you are running Portsnap for the first time, extract the snapshot into /usr/ports:

portsnap extract

If you already have a populated /usr/ports directory and you are just updating, run the following command instead:

portsnap update

Enter firebird server ports directory:

cd /usr/ports/databases/firebird25-server

Compile and install firebird server:

make install

Enable it by adding


in /etc/rc.conf.

Start it with:

/usr/local/etc/rc.d/firebird start

logs and security2.fdb seems to be in /var/db/firebird.


To create a new database:

SQL> create database “tmp/first_database.fdb”;
SQL> connect “/tmp/first_database.fdb” ;

Commit current transaction (y/n)? <– y
Database: “/tmp/first_database.fdb”

If you want to create a simple table then insert 1-2 rows and select from it; here is one example:

SQL> show tables;

SQL> select * from test;
============ ====================
1 John
2 Joe

To quit the isql-fb console, type quit:

SQL> quit

For a good open source GUI admin tool you might check the flamerobin administration tool included in ports repository; it can be installed by a simple:

cd /usr/ports/databases/flamerobin/ && make install clean

Or if you don’t want to wait use pkg-add

pkg-add -r flamerobin

To use firebird with php, you will need the php5 driver:

cd /usr/ports/databases/php5-interbase/ && make install clean

You can choose to compile php with apache support (I have chosen cli, cgi , and apache support); check it if is enabled with:

/usr/local/bin/php -m

Or if you don’t want to wait compile all the php use pkg-add

pkg-add -r php5-interbase


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Perl extension DBD::Firebird version 1.21 is released with a few small changes:

  • Silence ‘Missing argument in sprintf’ warning on perl 5.22 [contributed by ilmari]
  • Add support for the SAVEPOINT statement [Bram Stappers] (RT#107142)

Firebird connector for Yii2 framework 0.6  is released .

The list of changes can be consulted in the commits list.

Here is the pull request if you are in a hurry (tests do not pass yet).

Nan v2.0 or newer is needed to work with the new Node v4.0.

Post by AlexeyKovyazin on habrahabr :

Many readers  interested Firebird, may know that last year we saw releasead documentation on Firebird SQL language in Russian version 2.5.Creating documentation is sponsored the Moscow Stock Exchange as a platinum sponsor and one of the largest users of Firebird in Russia, and the company IBSurgeon / IBase, representing Firebird in Russia.

But this work is not over:

We began translating and proofreading of documents in English, German and Portuguese. Helen Borrie, the author of the famous Firebird book , is the editor of the English edition. We expect to publish the English version in October this year, Portuguese and German versions – early next year. At the same time in the Russian original documentation of 2.5 there were made ​​over 1,000 corrections and additions (thanks to Denis Simonov, editor of the Russian version), as well as we conducted a lot of work on Reference documentation for version 3.0. We recommend to download an updated version of the Firebird 2.5 documentation in Russian and get acquainted with the beta version 3.0 documentation for Firebird: .If you find an error or typo in the documentation, do not hesitate and send bug-report directly to the Tracker for Russian developer documentation: www.assembla. com / spaces / firebird-russian-documentation / . In the Files group you can download the latest version of the documentation.

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