Why now is the best time to become a sponsor of Firebird Foundation?

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Firebird is a powerful, open source, relational database that has been serving the needs of thousands of users and developers for over 20 years. Firebird is free to use and distribute, thanks to the generous support of the Firebird Foundation and its sponsors.

But Firebird needs your help to continue its development and innovation. By becoming a sponsor of the Firebird Foundation, you can contribute to the future of Firebird and ensure its quality, security, and performance.

Do you want to have a say in the future of Firebird? As a sponsor of the Firebird Foundation, you can be part of the Technical Task Group and help shape the direction and plans for the next versions of Firebird.

Right now, the Firebird developers are working on the plan for version 6 and beyond, and they would love to hear your ideas and feedback. This is a perfect time to join the discussion and make a difference.

You can become a sponsor of the Firebird Foundation with a Bronze plan, which costs only USD 900 per year. There are also other plans with more benefits and perks.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Firebird Foundation, please email Alexey Kovyazin, the President of the Firebird Foundation, at ak@firebirdsql.org. He will be happy to answer your questions and guide you through the process.

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Firebird 5 estimated release date

For those wondering when Firebird 5 will be officially released: the core developers plan to release one more Release Candidate (RC2) next week, containing several fixes for bugs found after RC1 was publicly released.

The Firebird 5 final version should arrive in the end of December or early January!

Firebird 5.0 beta 1 is out!

Firebird Project announces the first Beta release of Firebird 5.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.

This Beta release arrives with features and improvements already implemented by the Firebird development team, as well as with many bugfixes. Our users are appreciated giving it a try and providing feedback to the development mailing list. Apparent bugs can be reported directly to the bugtracker.

Beta releases are not encouraged for production usage or any other goals that require a stable system. They are, however, recommended for those users who want to help in identifying issues and bottlenecks thus allowing to progress faster through the Beta/RC stages towards the final release.

Please read the Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Beta release.

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.

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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.

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