Firebird is listed in the “100 Open Source Replacements for Expensive Applications” article:

31. Firebird

Replaces Microsoft SQL Server Standard ($899 and up)

Under development for more than three decades, Firebird is a relational database that boasts “excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers.” Paid support is available through third-party providers. Operating System: Windows, Linux, Unix, OS X, Solaris

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This mostly bugfix version introduces a backward incompatible change to events API, so read the Release Notes before deployment.

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IBSurgeon is glad to announce the general availability of FBMonLogger 1.5.

IBSurgeon FBMonLogger is a tool to analyse monitoring tables output in Firebird and find problems with slow SQL queries, wrongly designed transactions (long-running transactions, transactions with incorrect isolation level, etc) and identify problematic applications. 

More details about FBMonLogger:

FBMonLogger is included into IBSurgeon Optimization Pack, the best toolset to resolve all types of performance problems with Firebird.

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IPv6 support is now landed in firebird trunk , please test ipv6 support from Firebird 3.x snapshots for Linux and Windows.
Thanks to Michal Kubecek for his contribution

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You can read Developers reports from previous months (until September/October)

ps:I didn’t remember to be posted here on FirebirdNews .
You can view also the presentation/reports from Firebird conference

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Bitnami is a library of popular server applications and development environments that can be installed with one click, either in your laptop, in a virtual machine or hosted in the cloud. We take care of compiling and configuring the applications and all of their dependencies (third-party libraries, language runtimes, databases) so they work out-of-the-box. The resulting packaged software (a ‘stack’) is then made available as native installers, virtual machines and cloud images. These Bitnami application packages provide a consistent, secure and optimized end-user experience when deploying any app, on any platform.

If you want to see Firebirs supported in the Bitnami library, vote now direct in their site!

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GoLang firebird driver suports firebird wire protocol 11 (implemented in firebird 2.1)

More info via nakagami’s blog

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PyFirebirdsql Version 0.9.5 is released
with Firebird Wire Protocol 11 support.
More info via nakagami’s blog

Firebird Wire Protocol 11 was introduced in Firebird 2.1
What is left is protocol 12 introduced in Firebird 2.5
Protocol 13 is already implemented (Firebird 3.0)

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Jason Wharton wrote on ibolist:

I have released a new version of IB Objects.

The primary objective of this release is to provide support for RAD Studio XE7.

There have been some bugs fixed as well.

Please see the release notes for details:

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