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)
Free software is suffering because coders don’t know how to write documentation
Interesting article (read it here). As much important as the “source code documentation” is the documentation for the users. Firebird suffered from the lack of official documentation for a long time. This is being fixed, and you can help right now, contributing to the newest doc crowdfunding from the Project.
Sorry, this is just for Brazilians…
O site do 14º Firebird Developers Day está no ar, e as inscrições estão abertas! A grade de palestras está quase completa, e pode ser vista diretamente no site. Lembrando que o valor da inscrição aumenta com a proximidade do evento, então inscreva-se o quanto antes e economize!