FireBase has put online a survey to check user preferences for the next edition of the Firebird Developers Day conference, due in Brazil later this year. FDD has become the biggest Firebird event (regarding number of participants) with the last edition holding 600+ people.
It is a conference done mostly in portuguese language, so if you speak portuguese and plan to participate, you can answer the survey here.
Centric CRM – a web based open source CRM system – is being updated to support Firebird database, as you can see here. Thanks to Carlos Augusto for contributing with this news.
Ok, for you guys living in USA, Yahoo is testing a new alert service that is able to retrieve news from RSS feeds and send them direct to your cell phone using SMS. As you probably now, we have RSS in this site (check the sidebar) and so you can use Yahoo Alert service to monitor firebirdnews.org and send you SMS message when something new is posted! Very cool! You can register in Yahoo Mobile using this link.
An article on ComputerWeekly brings more details about the Homeland Security investment of US$ 1.24 million to build a “bug scanner” software to hunt for bugs on Open Source software, including Firebird database.
Open Source Convention is accepting proposals for the its next conference, scheduled to 24-28 July. There is a Database track, so if you think you have something good to show about Firebird, send your proposal using this link.
Here is part of a post from Josh Berkus:
As last year, me, Elein, Trudy and Arjen are the OSCON committee members specifically from the database community. We will be pursuing database talks in some specific in-demand areas.
UNLIKE prior years, this year we are seeking 45-min database sessions which emphasize practical utility and novel technology which will be directly useful to non-DBAs. In other words, case studies and
techniques which are targeted at the Perl, Ruby, Java, PHP, Web2.0 or other non-DBA programming communities, particularly complete implementations and case studies showing full applications and/or client code techniques are preferred.
This is part of a change in the OSCON program in which a session can be in multiple tracks, and there are no specific track quotas. It’s also a response to the legendarily low attendence of database talks in the past.
If you want to discuss potential submissions, contact any one of the committee members and we can give you feedback. Please share your ideas with us soon — the deadline is February 13th!
I just found an Open Source console application to administer IB/FB databases on linux. The features looks interesting:
- Supports services api and local utils (gbak, gfix e.t.c. for classic architecture).
- Script editor.
- Data editor.
- Grant manager.
- Database Comparer.
- Much more…
For more information and nice screenshots, look here.
If you have a site and want to help spread out Firebird, you can download and freely use the Firebird banner below at www.firebase.com.br/fb/banners/firebird_banner.gif.
Firebird is being used in MagniObras, from MagniSoft. The software is an integrated solution of management, enclosing all the administrative and operational sources of the sector of construction. You can read more information here (in portuguese) or a google translated version in english.
The lastest number of DB FreeMagazine (#7) brings an article about how to configure Wine on linux to be able to run IBExpert and other Delphi applications. Magazine is free, but is in portuguese. Some work is being done to have a version of the article in english.
Hi! This site will provide the Firebird community with news and information about Firebird all over the world!
Some of you who already had the chance to drink a beer with me, probably heard my claims about the lack of an oficial HQ for Firebird related news. Until now, people must dig in several sites to get up to date with the “Firebird World”. Well, I created this site to fill this gap, and I hope to count with the community help to keep the site very dynamic and updated!
Check the “About this site” section on the sidebar and see how you can help to make this site the first stop for Firebird related and updated news!
Carlos H. Cantu