IBPhoenix are currently testing a version of Firebird 3.x that supports parallel backup and restore via gbak (backup and restore times are significantly reduced). If you would like to test and evaluate this version of Firebird, please contact them. https://www.ibphoenix.com/about/contact
Rust Firebird Client updated to v0.16.0 with a few features and enhancements. (Diesel ORM support is added)
New Flamerobin snapshot available! 0.9.3.7 with a few fixes and small features
Take a look, test and comment!
Rust Firebird Client updated to v0.15.0 with a few features and enhancements.
NodeJS C++ client node-firebird-libfbclient v.0.1.5 released with a few fixes .
Firebird 3.0.x Android 64bit builds are available.
MWA Software is pleased to announce the release of version 2.4.0 of IBX for Lazarus. This version supports the new Firebird 4 data types and has been tested with the latest version of lazarus (2.0.12) and FPC (3.2.0). All users are recommended to upgrade to this version. It is available for download from
The new Firebird data types supported are: TIME WITH TIME ZONE, TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE, INT128, DECFLOAT and extended precision NUMERIC fields. Due to recent changes to the Firebird 4 API, no version of Firebird 4 less than Firebird 4 rc1 is supported.
See the updated user guide for more information on how to use these new data types.
A major addition to IBX 2.4.0 for lazarus is the inclusion of a comprehensive testsuite. This is not included in the distribution archives, but can be downloaded from our svn repository (https://www.mwasoftware.co.uk/svn-repository).
The testsuite is intended to provide a set of tests with a pass/fail result determined by a simple inspection of the “diff” file. It uses the same approach as the existing testsuite for the Firebird Pascal API, also bundled in with IBX for Lazarus.
The testsuite comprises 28 separate tests, testing 230 identified features present in the IBX non-visual components. It is intended to provide comprehensive test coverage of all test features in order to demonstrate a high degree of confidence that the software performs as expected and when run on different platforms (32 bit and 64 bit, Linux and Windows) and with different versions of the Firebird database (2.5, 3 and 4). It also supports regression testing. See doc/TestCoverage.pdf for a list of tests and test features and which test covers which test features. The file ibx/testsuite/readme.txt contains information on how to run the test suite.
Version 2.4.0 has been tested using the testsuite for Firebird 2.5.9, Firebird 3.0.5 and Firebird 4 rc1 in various combinations of 32-bit and 64-bit Linux and Windows platforms, and with recent versions of FPC.
The Entity Framework Core provider for Firebird updated with EFCore 5 support and published as Alpha version on nuget :