New version of “Native OLE DB Provider for Firebird and InterBase” is available for download and usage.

List of changes

  • The reorganization of the provider’s codebase.
  • Fixed a critical bug in the “libtommath” library (function mp_div).
  • Changed the structure of the provider’s DLL names.

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Firebird 3.0.1 is packaged in Debian testing and in unstable

For Ubuntu we recommend Firebird 3.0 ppa where package is imported directly from Debian repository

Ubuntu Supported Versions  : Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety) , 16.04 (Xenial)  and 14.04 (Trusty)

Firebird 3.0 popcon graph for Debian is here

ps: Firebird 2.5 is removed from Debian archive (replaced by Firebird 3.0 package in Debian unstable and testing)




Jaybird 2.2.12 is released

Jaybird 3.0 Beta 2 is released

We would really appreciate if you could start testing your applications with this version and provide feedback on stability and behaviour, but also on the release notes. Feedback can be sent to the Firebird-java mailinglist or on the issue tracker

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, we have made changes with a stricter interpretation of the JDBC requirements, and we have 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.

Bunth Tamás committed a patch related to issue #103074 : Implement Boolean Type for FB driver .

It has been pushed to “master”:

It will be available in LibreOffice 5.4.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.

From the list a of Firebird integration blockers there are only a few left

Listed blockers:

70425: EDITING: Embedded Firebird – Copying integer values from Calc to Base impossible  See dependency tree for bug 70425
70506: EDITING: Embedded Firebird – Alias in queries are ignored  See dependency tree for bug 70506
104316: FIREBIRD 3 : attempting to open a Firebird 3 embedded ODB database file fails to draw all UI elements, causes general LibreOffice UI malfunction

The main article is in Japanese for Firebird AdventCalender 2016

Simonov Denis published another part on Howto work with Firebird – and PHP for beginners (In Russian)

Here you can find the latest stable release Firebird 2.5 for supported Ubuntu releases:16.04 (Xenial),  14.04 (Trusty), 12.04 (Precise)
Follow the Firebird 2.5.x guide for usage and installation.

ps : Firebird 2.5.6 is already included in Yakkety Yak (Ubuntu 16.10)


Firebird 3.0.1 Package is uploaded into Firebird 3.0 ppa.

There are packages for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety) , 16.04 (Xenial)  and 14.04 (Trusty).

Firebird 3.0.1 changes are available in the release notes

More info:

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