Firebird 5 RC1

Firebird Project announces the first Release Candidate of Firebird 5.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing on all supported platforms (Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android).

This Release Candidate demonstrates the complete set of features and improvements developed for the new release. Release Candidates are generally considered stable enough and may be recommended for testing in “almost-production” environments. 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.

Please read the Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Release Candidate.

Final release of «Native OLE DB Provider for Firebird v4»

Hello Everyone!

We are very pleased to announce the release of final IBProvider v5.32 with support for Firebird v4.

Some of our users have already appreciated our work and started using IBProvider with FB4, including as a linked MSSQL server.

We are grateful to everyone who helped us.

Special thanks to Marek D., who initiated this process.

General overview of FB4 support in IBProvider

  • The direct connection and connection through fbclient.dll are supported
  • The 63-symbols object names are supported
  • Provider supports the following new datatypes (including arrays):
    • INT128
    • NUMERIC on INT128 base
    • DECFLOAT(16)
    • DECFLOAT(34)
  • Provider supports two mode for processing time zones:
    • Through own algorithms
    • Through external library (ICU)
  • The support of the following queries was implemented:
    • SET BIND
  • Provider executes ALTER SESSION RESET before reusing of the connection. Example
  • The new connection initialization properties were added.

In addition to the above, we have significantly improved the existing functionality.

Therefore, it makes sense to upgrade even if you are not yet planning to move to FB4 or are working with InterBase.

With Best Regards, IBProvider Team.

Database .NET v35.5 released

Database .NET v35.5 is an innovative, powerful and intuitive multiple database management tool.
With it you can easily and intuitive manage all database versions of Firebird (1.5~4.0)
(Free for non-commercial and a single executable file without installation)
Major New features and improvements from 35.1 to 35.5:

  • Added updatable query results
  • Added support for editing and updating of uuid data type of Firebird
  • The content of blob sub_type 1 of Firebird can be edited directly
  • Improved Form Editor
  • Improved Generating Scripts
  • Improved Database Diagram
  • Updated FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient to
  • and more

RedExpert 2023.08 has been released

You can join to the Telegram chat for discussion.

New version of RedExpert 2023.08 is available.


  1. Online table validation.
  2. Different date-time templates for fields with DATE, TIME and TIMESTAMP types.
  3. Line wrapping mode in the Query Editor.
  4. Support of the PSQL-profiler.
  5. Tree view display with a panel of differences for each object as a DB comparer result.
  6. New Foreign Key selection panel on the “Data” tab when working with DB tables.
  7. Resetting color to default by RMB click in the color settings.
  8. Ability to filter columns by their names in the “Result Column Visibility” window for a Result Set.
  9. Audit analysis.
  10. Auto-complete for packages (procedures and functions are suggested after a dot).
  11. Date display in the application log.
  12. Writing trace to file without parsing in the application.
  13. Navigation of tabs with a mouse wheel.
  14. Ability to enable or disable parsing of variable declarations in Procedures and Functions.
  15. Recalculation index statistics from the corresponding tab of the table.


  1. Inability to add a comment for a table field when editing it.
  2. An error due to which the content of the “SQL” tab during table creation was not updated when changing the “Comment” tab content.
  3. Option “Show Grid” in the “Links” tab when working with a DB table.
  4. Displaying the username in the “Select Result” tab when editing a user is confirmed.
  5. Generation of the SQL scripts for packages, views, tables and jobs.
  6. “Description” tabs renamed to “Comment”.
  7. Incorrect application of theme and style for the Query Editor.
  8. Wrong SQL script formatting in the Query Editor.
  9. NPE when navigating through folders in the connection tree.
  10. An error due to which the fields and constraints of the DB table disappeared when changing its comment.
  11. Defects when moving multiple connections to a folder in the connection tree.
  12. Error getting tablespaces and jobs from the Firebird connection during DB comparison.
  13. Error editing cell in the Result Set.
  14. An error due to which when installing an application with root, it was not added to the application menu.
  15. Adding a post-install application shortcut for all users that could not be removed.
  16. Errors while updating the application. Updates are now downloaded and unpacked into the temporary folder, and only one copy of the application must be open to run the update.
  17. Error opening Trace Manager, if there are non-standard drivers.
  18. Error saving ER-diagrams.
  19. Displaying scale for NUMERIC type.
  20. Sorting of visible columns of Trace Manager.
  21. Errors working with column names starting with a space.
  22. Failure to insert a password when creating a user.
  23. Search in the object tree (by string occurrence).
  24. Incorrect authentication error detection.
  25. Failure to copy name when editing an object.
  26. Generating DDL functions containing cursors.
  27. Adjusting width of the Result Set columns by content.
  28. Editing Primary Key fields by multiple fields.
  29. Disabled the ability to use ARRAY data type.
  30. Localized: Driver Selection Panel; Color Selection Panel; File Selection/Saving Panel; labels, hints and context menus in the Query Editor; Password View Panel; Connection Details Panel; Notepad Panel; ER-diagram Editor.

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