Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 2.5.5 — the latest minor release in the Firebird 2.5 series.
This sub-release introduces several bug fixes and a few improvements, please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. Binary kits for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are immediately available for download.
If you have ever worked with Firebird or Interbase using the standard .NET provider for OLE DB (System.Data.OleDb), you will have likely encountered issues like this:
- The necessity to add ALL parameters manually.
- Even though the OLE DB provider supports parameter generation for commands, the .NET provider doesn’t use it, so you as the programmer must do that work on your own.
- The lack of support for named parameters. Although they actually exist, using them in reality requires a whole set of complex manipulations (the steps needed to add a parameter to a collection, etc.).
- The impossibility of using multiple DataReader objects at the same time (Multiple Active Result Sets).
- No execution of SQL scripts which contain several SQL expressions per command. This list of difficulties a .NET developer has to deal with is far from complete. Now it’s all different in a fundamentally new .NET Data Provider for OLE DB
On .net provider list Rick Roen is writing a utility to change user password , the best way to change it is from sql :).
Read the user create/delete/update notes.
Now a regular user can change it’s own password without the need for sysdba intervention:
The new DDL command ALTER USER enables an “ordinary” user (a regular Firebird user, a non-root user on POSIX or a trusted user on a Windows system where trusted authentication is enabled) the ability to change his or her password and/or personal name elements, while logged in to any database.
Now i have the clean build results and seems that clang++ is faster in one benchmark that i have tested Soon i will add more and test clang++ build with other benchmarks also some graphs will be added to the dry results 🙂
If you want to follow the clang++ build saga here is the tag on my blog
Japanese Firebird 2.5.0 installer is ready,
Downloads can be found on this page. Also the press release is ready.
Except SuperClassic all of the packages are now in the official Aur repository
ps: Happy compiling 🙂
SupperClassic will be added soon to the AUR
Brent Rowland wrote on twitter
Got fb building cleanly and passing all tests under Ruby 1.9.1. Now for 1.9.2.
Got fb building with Ruby 1.8.7, 1.9.1 and 1.9.2. At least on Mac. Under 10.6. Testing Linux and Windows will have to wait for another day.
Here is the git repository for Firebird Ruby driver , also you can check the
ps: he is working on Firebird 2.5 support if you wonder what is new in the driver 🙂
Debian packages for the official Firebird 2.5.0 release are available. Because Debian is in a “freeze”, preparing for its stable release, these were uploaded to the experimental distribution.
Today the Firebird 2.5 is being released. You can read the press release and most importantly release notes. And sure, you can download it and use/test/deploy.
Congratulation to us, the Firebird Project, especially the core team. And also to you, users, I hope you’ll enjoy and like the new Firebird 2.5 version as we (I) do.
Note: The MindTheBird campaign team will run a webinar today at 13:00 GMT in anticipation of the launch of Firebird 2.5 Final Release. See the details.
I quoted from Jiri blog
Here is the article on howto Connect and Install Firebird 2.5 in Ubuntu from tar.gz and also howto connect to it with Flamerobin GUI