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Ransomware attacks became the serious problem for many companies: during the last week, we had 3 incidents from different customers which had their Firebird databases encrypted by ransomware viruses. Luckily we were able to help all of them, but the scale of the problem definitely increases.
Jaybird 3.0.0-alpha-1 has been published for testing. We would really appreciate if you could start testing your applications with this version and provide feedback on stability and behavior, but also on the release notes.
Feedback can be sent to the Firebird-java mailinglist or on the issue tracker http://tracker.firebirdsql.org/browse/JDBC.
Jaybird 3.0 is a big change from Jaybird 2.2 and earlier. We have rewritten the entire low-level implementation to be able to support protocol improvements in newer Firebird versions, made changes with a stricter interpretation of the JDBC requirements, and removed some parts that were either obsolete or not functioning correctly.
We recommend that you do not consider Jaybird 3.0 a drop-in replacement for Jaybird 2.2, and study the release notes carefully.
Jaybird 3.0 Alpha 1 is available from Maven central:
Artifactid: jaybird-jdkXX (where XX is 17 or 18).
<dependency> <groupId>org.firebirdsql.jdbc</groupId> <artifactId>jaybird-jdk18</artifactId> <version>3.0.0-alpha-1</version> </dependency>
If your application is deployed to a Java EE application server, you will need to exclude the javax.resource:connector-api dependency, and add it as a provided dependency:
<dependency> <groupId>org.firebirdsql.jdbc</groupId> <artifactId>jaybird-jdk18</artifactId> <version>3.0.0-alpha-1</version> <exclusions> <exclusion> <groupId>javax.resource</groupId> <artifactId>connector-api</artifactId> </exclusion> </exclusions> </dependency> <dependency> <groupId>javax.resource</groupId> <artifactId>connector-api</artifactId> <version>1.5</version> <scope>provided</scope> </dependency>
If you want to use Type 2 support (native, local or embedded), you need to explicitly include JNA 4.2.2 as a dependency:
<dependency> <groupId>net.java.dev.jna</groupId> <artifactId>jna</artifactId> <version>4.2.2</version> </dependency>