Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 3.0.5 — the 5th point release in the Firebird 3.0 series.
This sub-release offers many bug fixes and also adds a few improvements, please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. Binary kits for Windows and Linux platforms are immediately available for download, Android and Mac OS packages will follow shortly.
IB DataPump is an old and very known utility from CleverComponents used to pump data from several source databases to IB/FB databases. Unfortunately, it isn’t updatet from a long time and has a problem with Firebird 3 servers. A few months ago, it became Open Source, so it was possible to fix this problem.
Norbert Saint Georges was kind enough to compile a new version with the fix and provide a download link at tetrasys.fi/data/ibpump.7z
Based on Dmitry Yemanov’s talk in the Firebird International Conference in Berlin, we may expect Firebird 3.05 and Beta 2 of Firebird 4 to be released in the end of 2019. Firebird 4 RC1 should appear in the first quarter of 2020 and final release in the second quarter of 2020.
The Russian software provider RED SOFT became a platinum sponsor of the Firebird Foundation, which was incorporated in 2002 to provide a way to raise funds to support the developers of the open-source Firebird relational database management system. Thus, the company, which owns its technological stack of software products, including the modern industrial Red Database DBMS, becomes a full and active member of the Firebird international community.