September 2012


The Firebird JDBC team is happy to announce the release of Jaybird 2.2.1.

This release contains the following fixes:

  • Fixed: UnsatisfiedLinkError in libjaybird22(_x64).so undefined symbol:  _ZTVN10__cxxabiv117__class_type_infoE on Linux (JDBC-259)
  • Added connection property columnLabelForName for backwards compatible behavior of ResultSetMetaData#getColumnName(int) and compatibility with bug in com.sun.rowset.CachedRowSetImpl (JDBC-260).
    Set property to true for backwards compatible behavior (getColumnName() returns the column label); don’t set the property or set it to false for JDBC-compliant behavior (recommended).
  • Fixed: setString(column, null) on “? IS (NOT) NULL” condition does not set parameter to NULL (JDBC-264)
  • The charSet connection property now accepts all aliases of the supported Java character sets (eg instead of only Cp1252 now windows-1252 is also accepted) (JDBC-267)
  • Fixed: values of charSet property are case-sensitive (JDBC-268)
  • Fixed: setting a parameter as NULL with the native protocol does not work when Firebird describes the parameter as not nullable (JDBC-271)

The release is also available on maven:
<groupId>org.firebirdsql.jdbc</groupId>
<artifactId>jaybird-jdkXX</artifactId>
<version>2.2.1</version>

The artifactId depends on your target Java version: jaybird-jdk15, jaybird-jdk16 or jaybird-jdk17

Jaybird users and developers are invited to participate in the currently on-line survey that will be open until tomorrow (28-Sept).

Today the list of sessions of the next International Conference (Luxemburg) was published. You can check all the details here. If you are planning to participate, hurry up and subscribe online now.

On the behalf of the developers and contributors team, I’m pleased to announce that DBD::Firebird v1.11 , a DBI driver for the Firebird RDBMS server is released.

This release brings many changes and bugfixes .

  • Test::Exception is required
  • On Freebsd Threaded perl is required
  • Test database to use UTF8 charset and enable UTF8 for the connection
  • Fix CHAR lenght when using multi-byte character set Fixes #32 (RT#76506)
  • Additional debug when finishing already finished statement
  • Avoid double destroying of statement in auto-commit mode with DDL Fixes Github Issue #30 (RT#72946)

The development is done on GitHub and the mailing list is here

Thank you

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

Database Workbench 4.3.1 Lite

For more information, see here.

Changes include:

  • Incremental data search
  • Increased MySQL data type support
  • Several bugfixes

And much more: click here for the full list of changes in v4.3.1 and 4.3.0

Database Workbench Pro supports:
– Borland InterBase (6.x – XE )
– 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, 11 and 12 )
– NexusDB ( 3.0 and up )

The Lite Editions are available for:
– InterBase
– Firebird
– MySQL

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SqlAlchemy Python SQL Toolkit and Object Relational Mapper has added  experimental dialect for the fdb python

driver and it needs testers

Thanks for thouse who voted with firebird to be included in the one of the most known apache distributions

The XAMPP 2012 survey is now over. Thank you to all who participated and helped us to get answers to our questions. Exactly 2674 individuals participated in the survey and responded with 97938 single answers in total.

It will take some time for us to go through the results, but if you’re curious about the raw results, please feel free to look at the linked PDF. Thank you all again and hopefully you’ll find this data as interesting as we do.

 http://www.apachefriends.org/files/surveys/af-survey-2012-raw.pdf

[Oswald – September, 24th 2012]

News via twitter Mark Rotteveel

Updating releasenotes for Jaybird 2.2.1, and if testing goes OK, I will probably release next week.

Also don’t forget

Do you use Jaybird in your applications? Fill out our survey: http://infopoll.net/live/surveys/s36021.htm 

ActiveRecord Firebird Adapter 0.7.2 for Rails 3.x  is released

(this version attempts to support migrations please test it)

https://rubygems.org/gems/activerecord-fb-adapter

Based on a document written by Fulvio, a while ago, I finally spent time writing a make file that will automatically create an embedded version of Firebird that will run on MacOSX as a bundle. All you do is make a normal build of Firebird Classic and then use this make file to create the Firebird.app folder which is set up in a way that allows you to access a database via isql for example without the need for a full framework. The make file detailed below was written for Firebird 2.5.x

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