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Firebird Project announces the second Beta release of Firebird 3.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.

This Beta release demonstrates the features and improvements currently under development by the Firebird development team. Our users are appreciated giving it a try and providing feedback to the development mailing list. Apparent bugs can be reported directly to the bugtracker.

Beta releases are not encouraged for production usage or any other goals that require a stable system. They are, however, recommended for those users who want to help in identifying issues and bottlenecks thus allowing to progress faster through the Beta/RC stages towards the final release.

Please read the Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Beta release.

A new open source web-based Firebird Admin Tool based on Python 3 and fdb – firewad

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Firebird 3.0 beta 2 is tagged and it will be released very soon

https://github.com/FirebirdSQL/core/tree/T3_0_0_Beta2

You can check the release notes for Beta 2 an try a Firebird 3.0 snapshot

Python Firebird driver fdb version 1.4.9 released

https://pypi.python.org/pypi/fdb

With a few fixes:

  • PYFB-51 : <procedure>.get_sql_for(‘<re>create’) returns invalid output parameters
  • PYFB-52 : isc_info* types which are _DATABASE_INFO_CODES_WITH_COUNT_RESULTS raises TypeError: ‘float’ object cannot be interpreted as an integer

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Contributed R&D from Elekt Labs – Improved Firebird engine RLE for record compression

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This is a fork of the Firebird FDB module It has been modified to bundle a copy of the fb embedded server libraries so it can be used stanalone without a
separate installation of firebird database.

The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 7.0.0 Alpha 2. This is the second pre-release of the new PHP 7 major series. All users of PHP are encouraged to test this version carefully, and report any bugs and incompatibilities in the bug tracking system.

A few updates in the Firebird Laravel 5 package :

Fix compileUnique and compileIndex grammar #6
Added option to change charset #5
Corrected connection parameters in the docs #4

New release for node-firebird fixes minor issue #70 :

Fix date parameter overflow :The used formula can result in negative time value (e.g.1938-12-29T17:00:00.000Z gives negative time) . In this case we need toadjust both date and time.

LINBIT, the leading provider of Linux based storage replication and disaster recovery, has announced the general availability release of its DRBD9 software. Developed to provide end-users, OEMs and ISVs a powerful tool to build redundant, highly scalable and flexible storage architectures, LINBIT’s new DRBD9 is the first replication design capable of connecting 30 nodes in real time to ensure data availability from multiple locations – even when disaster strikes.

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