August 2011


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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ps: send this to firebird-general mailing list too (i’m banned there and for some reason i can’t post there anymore )

Ladies, gentlemen,

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

Database Workbench 4.1.3 Pro

This release includes the FREE Lite versions for InterBase, Firebird
and MySQL.

For more information, see here.

Click here for the full list of changes in v4.1.3

Database Workbench supports:
- Borland InterBase ( 4.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 )

Why spend thousands or even hundreds or thousands of dollars on a closed source application when you can get a comparable open source app for free? Even if you need commercial support, many open source programs now offer paid support that costs much less than the alternatives.

For this list, we looked for quality, open source alternatives to software that has a reputation for being expensive. Whenever possible, we included MSRPs for the expensive software, though in some cases, the pricing scheme is so complicated that it’s nearly impossible to pin down.

We published a similar list last year, and we’ve updated and expanded the list for 2011. If you have suggestions for next year’s list, feel free to note them in the comments section below.

Read the full article here on Datamation

Firebird Replaces Microsoft SQL Server Standard ($7,171 per processor) Going on 30 years old, Firebird boasts “excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers.” This community-based project isn’t owned by any commercial entity, but you can get paid support from a variety of third-party partners. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X, Solaris

Up to several months ago, I maintained the Firebird packages at Arch Linux (AUR).
Due to lack of time, I removed myself from that, allowing others to take over, bur no one have took the job including now.

Would any of you be interested in maintaining the packages in that distro ?
Please contact Ido Kanner

икониNow you can download FirebirdClient from NuGet. More info…

News via Carlos H. Cantu tweet

Also i have seend Dimitry tagged 2.5.1 in svn tree

You can check the full list of bugs / enhancements until the Release Notes are made

Firebird for database experts: Indices. “Must read” articles series for all Firebird professionals http://www.ibphoenix.com/resou​rces/documents/design/doc_18

Via Facebook FirebirdSQL page

XMLWizard is a tool that enables you to easily import XML, CSV and flat
text files into Firebird databases. It supports different variants of
XML files with nesting, data stored as attributes, etc.

New features:

1. Nodes with XML properties can now be imported either as columns of
parent node, or a separate database table… or both (useful if you have
two tables in master-detail relationship)

2. XMLWizard can be started from the command line by specifying the
project file. If would then run INSERTs and/or UPDATEs automatically and
commit and close when done. This is very useful for batch tasks. For
more information about this functionality, use the command line to run:

xmlwizard.exe –help

3. Option to remove quotes from database object names (esp. useful for
Dialect 1 databases)

4. More verbose error messages when records cannot be imported

5. A couple of bugfixes for complex XML files

Download and more info at:

http://www.guacosoft.com/xmlwizard

The official report of the 8th Firebird Developers Day conference is now online, with lots of pictures. Report is available in English and Portuguese.

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