April 2010

The first Firebird conference in Ukraine had 90 attendees (and 40 online watchers). Read more and see the pictures in IBSurgeon blog.

I’m pleased to announce 2.0.5 release of DDEX provider. This release
targets VS2010 support. You can download it from:


13th edition of the Espirito Livre (Free Spirit), Brazilian Open Source Magazine, brings an article about Firebird and the MindTheBird Campaign (pages 102-105). You can download it free at

PS: In Portuguese.

The 7th edition of the original Firebird Developers Day will be in Piracicaba-SP, Brazil, at 17/July/2010. More details during the next weeks.

  • April 27, 2010, GMT 15-00 pm Delphi and Firebird, by Marco Cantu (in English).
    Join LiveMeeting
    Description from Marco Cantu:
    Since many Delphi developers use Firebird, Embarcadero recently added a native and specific Firebird driver to its dbExpress architecture.In this session I’ll offer an overview of how this driver works in terms of accessing to data and metadata, cover some of the alternative Delphi database access solutions for Firebird, and talk about the status of Delphi and of its relationship with the open source database server.
Converse com o Facunte, sei que a Saraiva está investindo pesado na questão de publicação digital

I needed lua for a work related project (mod_security rule script) and for database persistence i use firebird to count the ip addresses and other things

Here are some tips on getting started with  lua and firebird on ubuntu

Tomorrow (23/April) there will be an Ukraine Firebird Conference, with the presence of Core Team Members Dmitry Yemanov, Vlad Khorsun and Alex Peshkov!

If you can understand Russian and will not be able to be there “physically”, you can watch it live using Microsoft LiveMeeting. Stream will be activated at 06h30 GMT.

Upscene Productions is proud to announce the next
version of the popular multi-DBMS development tool:

Database Workbench 4.0 Pro

With this version we’re reached a milestone: Database Workbench
is now fully Unicode enabled and offers new tools to increase
your productivity.

There have been numerous improvements to existing tools and the user
interface making it even better than before.

For more information, see www.upscene.com

Database Workbench supports:

  • Borland InterBase ( 4.x – 9.x )
  • Firebird ( 1.x, 2.x )
  • MS SQL Server/MSDE ( 7, 2000, 2005, 2008, MSDE 1 & 2, SQL Express )
  • MySQL 4.x, 5.x
  • Oracle Database ( 8i, 9i, 10g, 11g )
  • Sybase SQL Anywhere ( 9, 10 and 11 )
  • NexusDB ( 3.0 and up )

Click here for more information.

New IBProvider RC4 release appeared.

Please visit IBProvider official site and get your new driver version and find more examples for new release: Firebird driver – RC4.

Posted in FB-General list.

Dear Firebird Foundation members, dear Firebird users,

To celebrate the Firebird’s 10th birthday and the launch of Firebird 2.5, the Firebird Foudation Committee invite you to setup and participate to a worldwide bunch of conferences.

The idea is to set up conferences every where there is a Firebird Community, to have at least 10 conferences to celebrate the 10th birthday.

These conferences can have various format, from an half day to three days, the content can be advance topics made by core developpers, but also Firebird show case, information about the project it self, Firebird tools show case, speak about Firebird 2.5 new features, etc …

To day we have :

  • A one day conference in Ukraine On Friday, April 23, 2010
  • Firebird Developers Day in Brazil, in July
  • A three days combined HK-Software/Firebird conference in Bremen, Germany in November
  • Sarajevo,France, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia are planned

It would be nice to have events in countries where we have Firebird users and where we never had a conference before (Poland, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, etc )

We the coordinate effort with the Mind the Bird campaign, we already have material that can be useful (slides, webinars recording)

We are working on a “10th anniversary event package” organizers could use as core content ( with for example a speech/presentation about Firebird from day one to present and with future plans). It would help organizers that don’t have any local FB developer(s) and can’t afford to invite one.

We need now volunteers :

  • to take in charge such event in their country
  • content writers
  • sponsors hunters
  • speakers

Soon some web pages will be setup to inform and popularize this initiative.

So please, anyone ready to help, please subscribe to the dedicated mailing list https://lists.firebirdsql.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fbconference

So we can coordinate our efforts.


Philippe Makowski
Firebird Foundation

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