After much delay, I’ve finally prepared debian packages of 2.0 branch of firebird. They can be reached at . This is the RC4 release from 13th of August.
These packages conflict with 1.5.3 series, so if you want to give your databases a try (strongly encouraged), backup them with 1.5.3 *before* installing 2.0 packages.
Please give these a hard time testing and don’t forget to send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reading Release Notes would help avoiding common problems.
The future: After your comments, 2.0 will need a sponsor to get in the archive. Finding a sponsor for such a complex package would not be easy and will take time so we may have to wait a couple of months before 2.0 gets into the official debian archive.
My plan is to make an attempt to push FB2.0 in Etch (due in December’06), but that push will not be too hard. I am not sure whether 2.0 is well-enough tested to enter a stable release (this is why I need your feedback). We’ll see, but there will be no rush to get it in Etch on any cost.
So the most probable plan is to ship Etch with 1.5 only. 2.0 lives in unstable and eventually backports.org. After Etch release, I intent to remove 1.5 from unstable (if 2.0 behaves good enough. no rush at all) and go for 2.0-only in Etch+1.
This plan is just a plan, so if you have concerns, please, speak up.
Thanks for your help,
Damyan Ivanov Modular Software Systems
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Users of “Intel” version of Apple Macintosh can now download a Firebird 1.5.3 SuperServer version for that platform. Thanks to Gili Buzaglo.
The releases notes for FB 2.0 RC4 is already available here. Installers and binaries are currently being built.
Anyone wants to bet which project: Firefox or Firebird will be first for release version 2.0?
Time to digg an Firebird vs Firefox story
Builds for Windows and Linux of the new Firebird 2.0 RC3 (probably the last RC) are out. Get yours now here.
Miroslav Penchev wrote on firebird-general list :
There is a conference about Open Source, Web development and Databases at
the end of June in Sofia, Bulgaria. You can see
http://wtconferences.com/2006/index.php for more info.
I will make a lecture about Firebird and now I make my presentation and
develop the information to present. Almost all of lecture I will present
Firebird current version, to make it more popular here in Bulgaria. I also
plan to include information about FB 2 at the end of lecture – new things,
performance optimization, etc.
My question now is about Firebird 2 release. Is there any clarify about
release date? There was about a month from RC2 release and I remember for
statement that if there is not big problems – that version will become
final. Any information about FB2 release will be helpful.
[ED: Dmitry Yemanov responded:
RC3 will be released very soon. I cannot say for sure whether we’ll need RC4
or not, but I think the final release will appear by the end of summer.
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This was tested on the Ubuntu Dapper Drake (that will be released this summer)
I assume you have installed the g++ compiler (with apt-get or synaptic)
download the Firebird 2.0 RC 2 kit from the nearest mirror
tar -jxvf Firebird-220.127.116.1154-ReleaseCandidate2.tar.bz2
sudo apt-get install libreadline5-dev bison
sh autogen.sh –prefix=/opt/firebird2 –enable-superserver
sudo make install
ps -awwwx | grep firebird (see if is working)
/opt/firebird2/bin/isql -u SYSDBA -p masterkey /opt/firebird2/examples/empbuild/employee.fdb
Database: /opt/firebird2/examples/empbuild/employee.fdb, User: SYSDBA
SQL> show tables ;
SQL>select * from sales;
Here is one screenshot
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Firebird V2.0 Release Candidate 2 Windows builds are now available for download.
The Firebird Project has begun releasing source and binary kits of Firebird 2.0 Release Candidate 2. As usual, the Linux builds will be available first. Please do not flood the support lists if a kit you want is delayed. We have no control over how long it takes the mirrors to catch up.
Problem is the installer for firebird 2.0 rc1 currently changes permissions on /etc/services file to 600 and permisions need to be 644.
This has been posted on Firebird Devel List and is patched.
I will repost it here so others have less problems finding it.
REPOST FROM Firebird Devel List
The FB-2-beta2 still changes the access rights to
I finally figured out why my java (after
fb-installation) failed to work with a network. This
failure had nothing to with fb, even a simple
The reason is, that the install process sets the access
rights to /etc/services from 0644 to 0600!
This prevented Java to access the network (except for
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