Perl extension DBD::Firebird version 1.38 is released

Perl extension DBD::Firebird version 1.38 is released with quite a few changes if you compare with previous announcement , here are a few from the ChangeLog: add support for Firebird’s BOOLEAN data type , add support for disabling database-level triggers

Revision history for Perl extension DBD::Firebird.
1.38 [2024-05-21]
 * fix syntax error boolean fall back implementation (thanks to Robert Scheck)
 * add support for disabling database-level triggers (gh#53)
1.37 [2024-05-20]
 * fall back to sv_setiv when sv_setbool is not available (gh#58)
1.36 [2024-05-19]
 * fix problems with Perl before 5.36 and Firebird before 3.0
   (gh#56 and gh#57)
1.35 [2024-05-15]
 * ib2sql_type: ignore nullability bit
 * map Firebird's 64-bit integer type to SQL_BIGINT
 * add support for Firebird's BOOLEAN data type
 * fix a couple of compiler warnings

ADO.NET provider for Firebird is available 

ADO.NET provider for Firebird is available (with Entity Framework Core 7.0 support)

Major feature is support for Entity Framework Core 7. I know, we’re close to .NET 8 and Entity Framework Core 8 release, but my time was (and still bit is) limited so it took longer than expected. On the other hand, you can watch the whole process. Should I do the same for Entity Framework Core 8?

Overview of all the changes can be found in here.

You can get the bits from NuGet FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient and FirebirdSql.EntityFrameworkCore.Firebird (and EntityFramework.Firebird).

IBX for Lazarus 2.6.3 is now available for download

MWA Software is pleased to announce the release of version 2.6.3 of IBX for Lazarus.

To download go to

This version focuses primarily on improved testing and documentation for the handling of international single byte character sets. It includes several fixes for handling international character sets. Users of international character sets (other than UTF8) should read the opening remarks of Chapter 9 of the Firebird Pascal API Guide for guidance on the inclusion of FPC RTL units to ensure full support, and the new section 9.8 on Firebird Exceptions.

This version has also been tested with Lazarus 3.0RC2 and includes fixes in some example programs for compatibility with the latest version of Lazarus. Specifically using the “NullDate” constant instead of assuming that NullDate has a value of zero.

Version 2.6.3 is no longer labelled as Beta.

1 2 3 293