Get your copy now! Probably this will become FB 2.0 final release 🙂
In a chat with Dmitry Yemanov, I was told that Firebird 2.0 RC5 should be out until the end of this week, and it has great chances to become FB 2.0 final release.
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
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.