Firebird 4.0 Beta 1 release is available for testingThe Firebird Project Team
February 20, 2019
Firebird Project announces the first Beta release of Firebird 4.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.
This Beta release arrives with features and improvements already implemented by the Firebird development team, as well as with countless bugfixes. Our users are appreciated giving it a try and providing feedback to the development mailing list. Apparent bugs can be reported directly to the bugtracker.
Beta releases are not encouraged for production usage or any other goals that require a stable system. They are, however, recommended for those users who want to help in identifying issues and bottlenecks thus allowing to progress faster through the Beta/RC stages towards the final release.
Please read the Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Beta release.
Firebird high-level native client for Node.js / TypeScript updated to v0.1.2
This version fixes : Support for Blob::length for blobs greater than 2GB. Memory corruption with async methods. Avoided some warnings.
More info at this link.
We are proud to introduce the fifth version of our basic product for working with Firebird and InterBase.
IBProvider v5 inherits all the best from IBProvider v3 and dramatically improves the quality of implementation of the OLE DB components.
For the last few years, the main development line of IBProvider was fixing problems that prevented its stable operation. First of all, we had to fix problems not related to the provider itself — we rewrote the client for Firebird and the standard pool of OLE DB connections. It took a lot of time and resourses, but it was worth it.
Now the time has come to get to IBProvider itself.
Instead of local fixes, within the support of the third version we redesigned the inner infrastructure of the OLE DB components of IBProvider taking into account the entire experience gained over the last years. In part, the ideas were taken from our ADO.NET provider.
The main qualities of IBProvider v5 are reliability and fail safety…
With Best Regards, IBProvider Team.
Hajime Nakagami created a new driver for Elixir Programming language
LibreOffice 6.2 is here! It includes a new (optional) user interface called the NotebookBar, along with improved compatibility, performance boosts, a reworked help system and many other updates. Learn more and download it .
Firebird related release notes:
- Support for Base files using embedded Firebird RDBMS becomes non experimental in this release.
- Firebird Migration Assistant now creates a backup copy of the existing content.xml file inside the HSQL based ODB file prior to the actual migration process.
- Access2Basic basic library, bundled with the 6.2 release, adds full support for Firebird RDBMS.
The Lazarus team is glad to announce the release of Lazarus 2.0.0.
- This release was built with FPC 3.0.4.
- The previous release Lazarus 1.8.4 was built with FPC 3.0.4 as well.
We are pleased to announce a significant extension of the Firebird project to a whole new area. Starting in February 2019, alongside the core (Firebird database system) and database drivers, a completely new division called Firebird Butler is integrated into the project. The purpose of the Butler division is to develop and provide solutions to various Firebird-related challenges faced by Firebird administrators and application developers that, for practical reasons, are not addressed by the core Firebird distribution.
The primary aim of Firebird Butler is to create a development platform and develop a set of basic solutions to manage Firebird installations of any size, structure and complexity. The emphasis is on large corporate installations but the scope and ambitions of the Firebird Butler project are much broader: we would like to initiate development of an entire open source ecosystem of projects and other products, including commercial ones, in various languages. Projects could encompass not just the planned new services, but alternative implementations of the standard services as well. Moreover, the Firebird Butler Development Platform should become a solid foundation for development of any applications that use Service Oriented Architecture and messaging.
For a closer look at the project goals and strategies, please read the “Introduction to Firebird Butler”.
Although the project is only in the early stages of development, we encourage you to take a close look at what we have and where we are going. The project is completely open, and we will welcome anyone, individuals or organizations, who is interested in the objectives and strategy of the project and wishes to participate in its development, in a common or entirely private capacity, or to become its sponsor.
Firebird Butler also presents a great opportunity for developers with experience in Python, Java, FreePascal, Delphi, C# or other languages to get involved in Firebird project activities.
The Firebird Project Team