Jaybird 3.0.4 update

The Firebird JDBC team is happy to announce the release of Jaybird 3.0.4.

This release of Jaybird introduces two new features: wire protocol encryption and database encryption callback support.

Jaybird 3.0.4 contains the following fixes and changes:

– New feature: Back-ported wire encryption support from Jaybird 4 (JDBC-415)
– Fixed: Native/embedded (JNA) connections truncate varchars to length 255 on read (JDBC-518)
– New feature: Database encryption callback support in pure Java protocol (JDBC-527)

See the Jaybird 3.0.4 release notes for more information. Jaybird 3.0.4 can be downloaded from the JDBC Driver page.

The release is also available on maven:

groupId: org.firebirdsql.jdbc
artifactid: jaybird-jdkXX*
version: 3.0.4

* The artifactId depends on your target Java version: jaybird-jdk18, or jaybird-jdk17

New version of Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework: now with gbak support!

IBSurgeon is glad to announce the availability of the new version of Encryption Plugin Framework for Firebird: the fast and easy way to add transparent and strong (AES256) encryption for Firebird databases.

The new version includes the following features:

  • Pre-built binaries for Firebird 3.0.3: Windows 32/64 and Linux 32/64
  • gbak.exe with encryption of databases and backups.
  • Full sources included
  • Unlimited license for redistribution with all business applications of your company
  • Detailed examples of the implementation in Delphi, PHP, etc
  • Implementation support – our engineers will help you to implement and integrate encryption
  • (Optional) SQL development tool with the encryption support

Download and try IBSurgeon’s Encryption Plugin for Firebird now!

Firebird 3 Developer’s Guide released

The Documentation team is proud to announce that the Firebird 3
Developer’s Guide, by Denis Simonov, is now available in English:


This volume consists of chapters that walk through the development of
a simple application for several language platforms, notably Delphi,
Microsoft Entity Framework and MVC.NET (“Model-View-Controller”) for
web applications, PHP and Java with the Spring framework.

Translating this guide from Russian and preparing it for publication
in our library were made possible by a crowd funding campaign last
year.  Warm thanks to all of you who contributed.

Firebird Documentation Team

Firebird Roadmap updated for January

Roadmap Document has been updated with info for all supported releases : 2.5.x , 3.0.x , 4.x

Version series 2.5.x has a maintenance cycle of two point releases per year.

The latest release currently available in this series is v2.5.8. Explore its download locationor documentation.

v2.5.9 is the next point release to come, it’s scheduled for Q4 2018. Follow the “Track Details” icon for a list of bugfixes scheduled for this version.

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Series 3.0.x

Version series 3.0.x is the latest one released by the project and thus it has the highest priority in terms of the bug fixing, with updates scheduled quarterly. All kinds of bugfixes and performance improvements are possible inside its codebase, including ports to new platforms.

Key points:

  • Revised architecture, including new authentication and configuration subsystems;
  • Scalable (SMP/multi-core friendly) multi-threaded engine with the shared page cache;
  • New ODS (version 12) with new system and monitoring tables;
  • External (Java, C++, etc) stored procedures/triggers/functions;
  • Security enhancements;
  • Various SQL extensions.

The latest release currently available in this series is v3.0.2. Explore its download location or documentation.

v3.0.3 is the next point release to come, it’s scheduled for Q1 2018. Follow the “Track Details” icon for a list of bugfixes scheduled for this version.

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New Development: version 4.0

Firebird 4.0 represents the project’s next milestone release after v3.0, its development has been started in March 2016.

You may check what features to expect at the v4.0 planning board. Use the “Track Details” icon to discover the list of tasks currently scheduled for v4.0 Beta Release.

Alpha 1 preview release is available for testing. Daily v4.0 builds can be downloaded from the snapshot area.

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