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Many readers interested Firebird, may know that last year we saw releasead documentation on Firebird SQL language in Russian version 2.5.Creating documentation is sponsored the Moscow Stock Exchange as a platinum sponsor and one of the largest users of Firebird in Russia, and the company IBSurgeon / IBase, representing Firebird in Russia.
But this work is not over:
We began translating and proofreading of documents in English, German and Portuguese. Helen Borrie, the author of the famous Firebird book , is the editor of the English edition. We expect to publish the English version in October this year, Portuguese and German versions – early next year. At the same time in the Russian original documentation of 2.5 there were made over 1,000 corrections and additions (thanks to Denis Simonov, editor of the Russian version), as well as we conducted a lot of work on Reference documentation for version 3.0. We recommend to download an updated version of the Firebird 2.5 documentation in Russian and get acquainted with the beta version 3.0 documentation for Firebird: www.ib-aid.com/download/firebirdlangref30rus.pdf .If you find an error or typo in the documentation, do not hesitate and send bug-report directly to the Tracker for Russian developer documentation: www.assembla. com / spaces / firebird-russian-documentation / . In the Files group you can download the latest version of the documentation.
Firebird Project and the company IBSurgeon (IBase.ru) announced that Firebird SQL administrators and developers are invited to a free seminar on working with Big Firebird Databases. The workshop will be held on October 21, 2015 in Moscow. To participate in the seminar is by invitation only – see Below. Brief seminar topics:
- Backup of large databases.
- Optimize performance in large databases.
- An example of analyzing the structure of the production database of 1 terabyte in size.
- Scaling, clustering.
Details here: ibase.ru/firebirdtour2016.html
Due to the limited places to visit you must get an invitation to the seminar. To receive an invitation, write to firstname.lastname@example.org marked “Seminar BBD” and brief information about your company and the database (size, number of users, application area). If your database is larger than 500GB, you’ll definitely get a invitation if less, depending on availability.
This version will make the build reproducible.
The reproducible builds initiative aims to enable anyone to reproduce bit by bit identical binary packages from a given source, thus enabling anyone to independently verify that a binary matches the source code from which it was said it was derived. For example, this allow the users of Debian to rebuild packages and obtain exactly identical packages to the ones provided by the Debian repositories.
Prune tool sets the creation stamp in the database header to a fixed value (taken from the last changelog stanza) and
prunes unused space on index/data pages of shipped databases
Following the updated release of IBDAC (Delphi data access components for Firebird) Devart released a huge update of it’s dbExpress drivers. Among them you can find updated dbExpress driver for Firebird/Interbase.
Among many improvements and bug fixes those drivers received RAD Studio 10 support and now the trial limitation by 6 columns is removed from the Trial version for Win64 and it becomes a fully-functional Professional Edition.
You can already download new updated dbExpress driver for Firebird now – https://www.devart.com/dbx/interbase/download.html
Devart company released a huge update of all its Delphi data access components including Firebird/Interbase data access components (IBDAC).
IBDAC 5.6 main updates/fixes are:
- RAD Studio 10 Seattle is supported
- INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE batch operations are supported
- Now Trial for Win64 is a fully functional Professional Edition
- Now at automatic refresh of Detail dataset the OnBeforeOpen event is not called
- Generating conditions for filtration when using similar field names and aliases in TCRDBGrid is fixed
- SQLMonitor behavior on using similar objects is fixed
- Bug with endless reconnection in assigned connection is fixed
- Bug with editing Blob and Memo fields used in local filter is fixed
- Bug when working with databases having charset NONE is fixed
You can already download new IBDAC 5.6 now and use it in your projects.
This release includes some minor bug fixes for the IBControls, several important (albeit obscure) bug fixes in the main ibx source, and support for console mode programs.