July 2011


Some photos from Firebird Developers Day in Brazil are at FirebirdSQL Facebook page now: http://t.co/yM8sysV

Hi FreePascal and Firebird people here is my question
Cross-posted to the freepascal list and Firebird Development mailing lists

Would it be possible and desirable to have FreePascal as an embedded
stored procedure/trigger language in some future release of Firebird? (I
can’t recall this having been brought up before, so I just start the
ball rolling).

Thanks for your $2,600 fundings to the #Firebird Foundation http://ur1.ca/4slst

Via phillipe tweet

Paul Beach wrote on his blog :

There is a small problem with Firebird 2.5 SuperServer and MacOSX 10.7 (Lion)…
SuperServer will not start, and produces a crash report header similar to this

The bug is fixed in Firebird 2.5.1 but Firebird 2.5.1 is not available yet. So I have fixed the problem also in the Firebird 2.5 code and produced 32bit and 64bit builds that work properly.

Read more and the solution (Download) on Paul Beach’s Blog

Jorge Andrés Brugger asked:
Is there a full list of actual keywords and reserverd words? (there are updates on every release notes, but I´m looking for a already compiled and complete list)

Paul Vinkenoog responded:
Yes, I included one in the 2.5 LangRef Update:
http://www.firebirdsql.org/refdocs/langrefupd25-reskeywords-full.html

I have noticed two interesting udfs on stackoverflow (in firebird section) First one is FB_SLEEP() UDF – pause an FB thread for a number of seconds
and another is GETTIMEOFDAY UDF (because FB TIMESTAMPs are not TIME ZONE aware)

Here is the blog with tips on Installing auralia 4 on a intel based mac osx 10.6 server

In the install guide the Firebird install steps start at page 10

We are proud to announce FB TraceManager 1.6.0.

The press release is available here:
http://www.upscene.com/displaynews.php?item=20110722

FB TraceManager currently is the only specialized tool available on the
market, which exposes the new Trace and Audit Services in Firebird 2.5
in a very user-friendly way. The following editions are available:

– Lite Edition (FREELY available)
– Standard Edition
– Enterprise Edition

More information is available in the FB TraceManager section on
our website, including an edition comparison sheet, webcasts etc.:
http://www.upscene.com/go/?go=fbtm

More information is available here:
http://www.upscene.com/displaynews.php?item=20110719

Firebird Random Data Generator Professional  is released for download and test.

Detailed tech-info

http://sites.google.com/site/firebirdarchitect/Home/guifa/randatagen

DownloadPage:
http://sites.google.com/site/firebirdarchitect/Home/freedownload

You are welcome to download and test, and your bug reports and suggestions are
very much appreciated.

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