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.
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 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.