November 2011


I would just like to report to the IBO community that the Firebird Conference in Luxembourg was a great success. There were over 60 people in attendance and the sessions I attended were all very good. It’s amazing what is being done with Firebird and what is coming in the future. Things are looking very good. The IB Objects session was well attended and it felt like some useful things were learned even by some of the long-time customers. If anyone is interested, the entire session was recorded. I can see about getting permission to put it up on YouTube or to post an MP3 download of it on a file sharing site. Send me a private email.

I think most of the fun we had was getting a personal contact with all the people we rub cyber shoulders with every day. Hopefully in the future there will be more people to come and attend.

I would like to stress the importance of everyone who uses Firebird to consider being a member of the foundation. Your opinions truly matter and your financial contributions are an investment in Firebird’s success. All of those who develop Firebird are awesome people. I really enjoyed getting acquainted with them personally. I wish for them to have the means to be compensated financially for their efforts in Firebird. It could be a significant and justified temptation for them to get hired away from their efforts. The best way we can keep their brilliance and talent solely dedicated to Firebird is to give it the resources to secure their interests.

I am working on an idea to give a discount to all those who are members of the Firebird Foundation so if you have some ideas please let me know. I would like to be a strong supporter of Firebird as best I can so I am looking for ways to accomplish this.

Kind regards,
Jason Wharton


FB TraceManager V2.0.5 has been released.

More information on this new release can be found here:


Release Notes

Version 4.0.7 – 14th November 2011

New Features: None.

Bug Fixes:

Fix sending of mail.
Fix occasional Linux daemon startup issue.
Fix Replication Manager loading of configuration if it was opened via the
“Create” option.
Fix password decode on some Linuxes.
Fix issues after an Oracle connection fails.

The article is in Russian but you can use the google translate to make it close to English

Here is the download page and you can check the Commit History for interesting changes.

Under Windows

Unzip, modify config.js for your DB. Run:

node.exe test.js

Here is the list of changes and you can use the cpan download page to get the package.

ps: one cool features that is coming is preliminary ISQL-like tool using DBD::Firebird

Pierre Y wrote on Firebird-devel list about the new Firebird 3.x api and he created a project for it

Now I started playing with the new API. I created a project on github for it :

Is the OO API complete ? I think very strange to still have to build
DPB by hand… Can you expose something that may give access to the
ClumpletWriter to ease that ?

On the Firebird Facebook page there are some cool pictures from the conferece

You can watch the tweet stream from the conference rooms , live with pictures!/search?q=%23fbcon11

We’re brand new company, who is creating video guides for various software or systems. Recently, we made a video tutorial for your tool “Flamerobin” showing some basic management operations, like registering a database, managing users, changing SYSDBA password etc.
And the blog post related to this video

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