The first pre-beta release of the English version of the Firebird 3 Develoepers Guide is now publicly available. Please report any problems or mistakes. The translation work, from Russian to English, was sponsored by a crowdfunding campaign. Thanks to all who contributed!
The first version (200 pages) of the German translation of Firebird 2.5 Language Reference is ready – you can download it here.
Many thanks to Martin Koeditz, the editor of German version!
Here is an article describing some points to consider, when moving from an older version to Firebird 3. It is a starting point for those who plans to upgrade their installations and wants to save from some headaches.
The recording of the HQBird presentation at the 14th Firebird Developers Day is now publicly available here. Speaker’s audio is in English, but there is consecutive translation to Portuguese.
SouchProd.EntityFrameworkCore.Firebird is an Entity Framework Core provider built on top of the Firebird ADO.NET Data Provider. It enables use the Entity Framework Core 2.0 ORM with Firebird (2.x, 3.0) and Interbase.
CRUD operations are working (insert, update, delete, select), Scaffolding and migrations too (still contain a few bugs, some scenario could lead to an exception). Firebird 3 Identity columns are supported. Firebird 4 Alpha metadata charlength limitation (63 vs 31 before) supported.
Check more here.
Firebird Project announces the first Alpha release of Firebird 4.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.
This Alpha release arrives with an early preview of the features and improvements currently under development by the Firebird development team, as well as with countless bugfixes. Our users are appreciated giving it a try and providing feedback to this mailing list. Apparent bugs can be reported directly to the bugtracker.
Alpha 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 Alpha release.
The 14th Firebird Developers Day was held in the city of Piracicaba — SP — Brazil, in July, 29 2017, at Espaço Beira Rio. The conference is organized by FireBase, and had the presence of 300 attendees coming from dozens of cities and different states of Brazil.
The report (in English and Portuguese) with photos is now online.
As always, the Brazilian Firebird Developers Day bring people from several states of Brazil. Some people are travelling thousands of km to be part of the biggest Firebird conference in the world!
Jaybird 3.0.1 contains the following fixes and changes:
FBTraceManager.loadConfigurationFromFilestrips line breaks (JDBC-493)
FBDatabaseMetaData.getTablesdoes not list tables where
- Improvement: Character sets are now initialized lazily (JDBC-495)
- Fixed: Memory leak caused by retaining blob handles until connection close (JDBC-497)