Oracle-mode Firebird was presented at Developer’s GigaCon in Warsaw
Some 400 people were present.
I’ve placed the visuals at:
They are herewith in the public domain. Use whatever part you might
like in your own presentations.
Shutdown mode prevents everyone other than SYSDBA and the owner from
This allows you to safely run metadata scripts etc and be sure no-one
else is connected while this happens.
gfix -shut f 300 aliasname
will terminate all connections after 5 minutes.
To allow logins again, you need to use
Here is the rest of the user’s blog discovering this firebird “mode”
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The software author wrote in his blog:
“Yesterday I’ve uploaded a small maintenance release of dbdesc.”
These are the changes and bug fixes since version 1.4″
This statement is base on my experience, so maybe it’s not true for you. Firebird version that I know for the first time is 1.0 version, since then I fall in love with Firebird (FB).
Read more on this blog
Updated snapshots and builds of the Firebird ODBC Driver (V2.0.0129 and V1.3.0093) are available.
Australian Delphi User Group Symposium – La Trobe University, Melbourne. Helen Borrie will be giving a session on: Sweet-talking Firebird with Delphi
Writing database applications for a Firebird (or InterBase) back-end is all about conversations. Applications request and Firebird responds. The better the request, the more sweetly the database engine will oblige. In this presentation, Helen will address various techniques that Delphi developers use and explain how rewarding a good understanding of Firebird’s personality can be. More details at: ADUG Symposium
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Aviram Jenik and Damyan Ivanov discovered a buffer overflow in firebird2, an RDBMS based on InterBase 6.0 code, that allows remote attackers to crash.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain firebird2 packages.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 1.5.1-4sarge1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 18.104.22.16870-3
We recommend that you upgrade your firebird2 packages
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Proper handling of the return values when calling a stored procedure from another stored procedure can be tricky. Here is the overview of the syntax.
This release includes support for SQL Server 2005 and Firebird 1.5.
Release focus: Major feature enhancements
[Ed: got it via Erik’s linkblogs]
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I their latest issue, Bosnian IT magazine INFO published an article about TAMP Project (where I work), and this is one of Firebird success stories…
I have scanned those 3 pages (Bosnian language), and our translator have translated article to English (HTML)
Part of this article is Interview with Federal Tax Administration Director
Contributed by Fikret Hasovic on fyracle.org website