While you are reading this, Firebird 2.5 RC2 is being prepared for release. Users feedback will show if a RC3 will be needed, or if RC2 will be followed by the final release.
Igor Wawrzyniak wrote on his blog :
Don’t know if anyone ever needs such a crazy setup, but here it goes. I needed to run a software that requires Firebird 2.x. Nothing special, it’s available in my distribution (Ubuntu). I also had to run another app that needs Firebird 1.5. That’s where it started to get complicated
dbExpress Driver for Firebird version 22 has released. Here are the
4.1.2007.22 / 4.1.2009.22 / 4.1.2010.22 Release on 25 Jan 2010
1. Fixed Malformed String exception if set a empty string to a VarChar column of character set UTF8.
From the cool stuff department if found the Fisheye in the Jira tracker and it shows all bugs closed and related code changes (diffed)
Pavel Cisar wrote about his book
In 2003 I wrote a book about InterBase/Firebird in Czech. It has about
450 pages, covers the common bits and differences for InterBase 6.5/7.0
and Firebird 1.0/1.5 (not everything about 1.5 is correct, it was
published before 1.5 final release). It contains all basic stuff,
reference guide and some special topics (see the outline at the end). As
the contract with the publisher ended last year and they’re not
interested to renew it, I have all rights to (re)publish it back again.
As finding another publisher would be problematic (and it would need an
update anyway), I have thinking about releasing the manuscript under
some suitable open license for use by Firebird project. Sure, it would
need and update in some core parts and removal of references to
InterBase where they’re not relevant (not much work, I’ll do it in Czech
version), update to Reference Guide past v1.5 (already done by
documentation project, so it should be easy merge) and translation to