With the release of Delphi XE5, with support for iOS and Android it also brings InterBase versions of these two O.S-es, people started to question whether we can expect a version of Firebird for mobile platforms. Apparently, it will happen! Paul Beach said he already has a version of FB compiling for iOS, but it still needs testing. Anyway, the release versions for iOS / Android should not happen now, since developers are totally focused on Firebird 3 release.
News via firebase.com.br
Ștefan Suciu announced his work on Implementing support for Firebird in Sqitch :
I’m workingto implement support for Firebird (in the firebird branch) in Sqitch – a database change management application.
Contributions are welcome! on Github
New GSOC update for the previous week:
Current status of the firebird-sdbc driver is:
– (Var)Char, Numeric and Date/Time types all supported. (No support for blob/clob/array/etc. yet.)
– Data Editing in the GUI works.
– Data Insertion works.
– Table and Column definition/manipulation is mostly complete, there might still be a few minor-to-major issues, indexes aren’t supported at all.
– Usable on Linux, Mac, Windows (thanks to tml for fixing the fbembed
library / loading on Mac).
Few days ago I wrote a post “Custom conventions in Entity Framework 6 helping Firebird“.Arthur Vickers from Entity Framework team had a good question whether it works also for columns and tables that are generated by Entity Framework (like join tables for M:N, FK columns (if not in model), etc.). And it actually does not. For this you have to dig a little bit deeper and use model-based convention.