August 2011

Now you can use to visit the official project site. The URL will forward you to

ikoniAlso now is added a new example using deferred.js submodule

The Firebird Project team is happy to announce that the v.2.5.1 release candidate kits for Linux and Windows 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are ready for testing.  MacOSX kits are delayed by a problem with MacOSX 10.7 (Lion) but should appear soon.  Enjoy! and please report bugs or regressions to the firebird-devel list.

Firebird 2.5.1 RC1 packages are ready. Links will appear in official site soon.

News via Carlos H. Cantu


Right now at you can see (at the right side) the survey about Firebird features in production environment.

Some answers look like dangerous signals, especially for those who run big Firebird databases.

Which of the following FB features you use in production environments?

  • None of the above (49%, 139 Votes)
  • CPUAffinity parameter (27%, 77 Votes)
  • nBackup (24%, 67 Votes)
  • Shadow (13%, 37 Votes)
  • Multifile DB (11%, 31 Votes)
  • Redirection parameter(info) (4%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 284

So, what’s wrong with these answers?
Here is the response on Firebird Surgeon

News via Carlos H. Cantu :

A FireBase tornou-se patrocinadora Bronze do Firebird.

Via this announcement:

From now on, the FireBase / WarmBoot becomes Bronze sponsor of Firebird. Although for years we have contributed with donations, associations, etc.. we believe it is important to the project to have a greater commitment and stability financiary . Go Firebird!

Nataly Polyanskaya added this paper on slideshare : Migration from Firebird 1.5 to 2.5: 75Gb database, 564 tables, 5000+ procedures, which is working 24×7
Firebird migration: from Firebird 1.5 to Firebird 2.5
ps:Via ibsurgeon tweet

иконографияIt seems the usage of databases with ForcedWrites=ON in ext4 filesystems mounted with barriers=1 (default) is very slow.

This change decreased build time in my machine from 2m41s to 1m21s.

иконописNew version adds commit and rollback retain and fixes parsing params issue  under Python3 :
(in params_to_blr if t == str or t == unicode: NameError: global name ‘unicode’ is not defined)

Other minor changes are listed on github.

This week Pentaho rolled out an update for Pentaho 4 that expands its open core business intelligence platform’s native support for big data sources, including Firebird.

Read more here.

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