Going to 2K views

The interview I did with Ann Harrison, the mother of Firebird, is about to reach 2.000 views on Youtube! If you didn’t see it yet, watch it now, hit the “like” button and subscribe to the channel! Ann is married to Jim Starkey, the creator of InterBase. She have shared a lot of her memories from the time IB got open sourced and Firebird was born! A must see! The audio is in English with Portuguese subtitles.

Firebird 3.0.10 was released

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 3.0.10 — the latest point release in the Firebird 3.0 series.

This sub-release offers many bug fixes and also adds a few improvements, please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes.
Binary kits for Windows, Linux and Android platforms are immediately available for download, packages for Mac OS will follow shortly.

The Firebird Project

Migration Guide to FB 4, in English?

I’m happy to announce that the English version of my newest book, Migration Guide to Firebird 4, will be released in the upcoming weeks. The eBook is already being proofread!

As it already happens with the Migration Guide to FB 3, people will be able to buy the eBook here at FirebirdNews.org and the paper version at Amazon.

Stay tuned to FirebirdNews to be informed when the book is out.

Firebird 4 is released

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 4.0 — the latest major release of the Firebird relational database.

Firebird 4.0 introduces new data types and many improvements without radical changes in architecture or operation, the most important are:

  • Built-in logical replication;
  • Extended length of metadata identifiers (up to 63 characters);
  • New INT128 and DECFLOAT data types, longer precision for NUMERIC/DECIMAL data types;
  • Support for international time zones;
  • Configurable time-outs for connections and statements;
  • Pooling of external connections;
  • Batch operations in the API;
  • Built-in cryptographic functions;
  • New ODS (version 13) with new system and monitoring tables;
  • Maximum page size increased to 32KB.

Please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. The complete Language Reference is also available.

Binary kits for Windows, Linux and Android platforms (both 32-bit and 64-bit) are immediately available for download.

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