Firebird Project announces the first Beta release of Firebird 5.0, 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 many 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.
The firebird-base package is a set of Python 3 modules commonly used by Firebird Project in various development projects (for example the firebird-driver or Saturnin). However, these modules have general applicability outside the scope of development for Firebird.