Bundle of Firebird native client libraries for use with Jaybird 3 and higher.
This bundle packages fbclient.dll / libfbclient.so for the Windows and Linux platforms (32 and 64 bit), and can be used with Jaybird for the native and local protocols. It does not support embedded protocol.
The first beta for Jaybird 4 is available for testing.
We’d really appreciate it if you take the time to test this version
of Jaybird with your applications. Bug reports about undocumented
changes in behavior are appreciated. Feedback can be sent to the
Firebird-java mailing list or reported on the issue tracker http://tracker.firebirdsql.org/browse/JDBC.
Jaybird 4 is – compared to Jaybird 3 – an incremental release that
builds on the foundations of Jaybird 3. The focus of this release has
been on further improving JDBC support and adding support for the new
data types and features of Firebird 4.
The main new features are:
Wire encryption support (backported to Jaybird 3.0.4)
Database encryption support (backported to Jaybird 3.0.4)
As you probably know, Firebird Conference 2019 will include the practical workshops, and the article “How to track deadlocks in Firebird” is one of the sneaks peeks of the workshop “All About Transactions”, which will be done by Vlad Khorsun, Firebird core developer, and Alexey Kovyazin from IBSurgeon.
To help developers investigate the update conflicts (deadlocks), Firebird puts into error messages the reference to the concurrent transaction – i.e., the transaction where the concurrent update is not yet committed. Together with Trace API, it gives us the ability to track both conflicting operations.
If you need to convert a very big Firebird 2.5 database to 3.0, or many databases during the short period of time (for example, overnight or during the weekend), you will definitely find useful this article: it describes how to speed up the backup-restore process by 25-30% with stream backup-restore process. Please read Fast conversion of Firebird 2.5 databases to Firebird 3.0
I’m grateful to announce that I was recently elected to be the President of the Firebird Foundation!
For me this is a great honor and privilege as I have been heavily involved with Firebird SQL ever since its very beginnings. I even played a significant role in the events leading up to the open sourcing of InterBase.
This database is on a solid foundation! If we really get the attention we deserve, and attract some additional talent to add to our dedicated team of developers, it will be amazing to see what we continue to accomplish over the years.
I would especially like to begin reaching out to companies who would be open to becoming sponsors of our ongoing development.
I welcome contact from large corporations looking to improve their bottom-line by adopting Firebird in their embedded devices and everything in between, all the way up to mid-ranged muti-terrabyte datastores.
Firebird’s versatility and light footprint and low maintenance make it a must-have database tool for the industry today.