Firebird 3.0.6 is out

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 3.0.6 — the 6th 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, Mac OS packages will follow shortly.

Firebird discussion lists moving to GoogleGroups

Since Yahoo is slowly killing its discussion lists, some of the Firebird “official” discussion lists are being moved to GoogleGroups.

Firebird-support seems to be the first one:

Hello Firebird-support members,

The firebird-support list is moving to Google Groups. The new location is https://groups.google.com/d/forum/firebird-support

Unfortunately we cannot migrate the current Yahoo! subscribers, and you will need to resubscribe yourself, in one of two ways:

(1) If you have a Google account, log in to Google, go to the group’s home page https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/firebird-support;context-place=overview), Click the link labelled ‘Join this group’ and follow instructions there.

(2) Without a Google account, you can apply to join by emailing this address using the email account you want to use for communicating with the group:

firebird-support+subscribe@googlegroups.com

You should receive a confirmation email. Respond as directed to complete. (this does not require a Google account).

For posting to the list you can use firebird-support@googlegroups.com

Note, if you are subscribed to more than one Firebird-related Yahoo! group, your will need to go trough a similar process for each of your groups.

Helen Borrie for Firebird Project

Real world experience with FbNetExternalEngine performance and code structure

I’m now going through piece of SQL code that contains a lot of stored procedures from over the years and lately also functions (in last year the migration to Firebird 3 really began) and looking into the code to identify functions and procedures to start the rewriting with using FbNetExternalEngine. I’m at the beginning, but I have some interesting piece I’d like to show.

Read more.

Updated release schedule

Based on Dmitry Yemanov’s talk in the Firebird International Conference in Berlin, we may expect Firebird 3.05 and Beta 2 of Firebird 4 to be released in the end of 2019. Firebird 4 RC1 should appear in the first quarter of 2020 and final release in the second quarter of 2020.

Red Soft becomes FB Foundation platinum sponsor

The Russian software provider RED SOFT became a platinum sponsor of the Firebird Foundation, which was incorporated in 2002 to provide a way to raise funds to support the developers of the open-source Firebird relational database management system. Thus, the company, which owns its technological stack of software products, including the modern industrial Red Database DBMS, becomes a full and active member of the Firebird international community.

Learn more at firebirdsql.org/en/news/red-soft-the-firebird-foundation-platinum-sponsor/

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