Firebird 4 Beta2

Firebird Project announces the second (and last) Beta release of Firebird 4.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing on Windows and Linux platforms.

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.

The Firebird Project

Firebird discussion lists moving to GoogleGroups

Since Yahoo is slowly killing its discussion lists, some of the Firebird “official” discussion lists are being moved to GoogleGroups.

Firebird-support seems to be the first one:

Hello Firebird-support members,

The firebird-support list is moving to Google Groups. The new location is https://groups.google.com/d/forum/firebird-support

Unfortunately we cannot migrate the current Yahoo! subscribers, and you will need to resubscribe yourself, in one of two ways:

(1) If you have a Google account, log in to Google, go to the group’s home page https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/firebird-support;context-place=overview), Click the link labelled ‘Join this group’ and follow instructions there.

(2) Without a Google account, you can apply to join by emailing this address using the email account you want to use for communicating with the group:

firebird-support+subscribe@googlegroups.com

You should receive a confirmation email. Respond as directed to complete. (this does not require a Google account).

For posting to the list you can use firebird-support@googlegroups.com

Note, if you are subscribed to more than one Firebird-related Yahoo! group, your will need to go trough a similar process for each of your groups.

Helen Borrie for Firebird Project

Live about Firebird

For Portuguese speakers:

Estarei em uma live sobre o Firebird no dia 28/abril às 20h. Falarei sobre os principais recursos, comparativos e casos de uso reais, além de um update sobre a atual situação do Firebird 4.
Carlos H. Cantu

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Firebird 3.05 is out

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.

Patched IB DataPump

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

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