Firebird 4 alpha

Firebird Project announces the first Alpha release of Firebird 4.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.

This Alpha release arrives with an early preview of the features and improvements currently under development by the Firebird development team, as well as with countless bugfixes. Our users are appreciated giving it a try and providing feedback to this mailing list. Apparent bugs can be reported directly to the bugtracker.

Alpha 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 Alpha release.

Download page:
http://www.firebirdsql.org/en/firebird-4-0-0-alpha1/

Release Notes:
http://web.firebirdsql.org/downloads/prerelease/v40alpha1/Firebird-4.0.0_Alpha1-ReleaseNotes.pdf


Dmitry Yemanov

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Report of the 14th Firebird Developers Day

FDD LogoThe 14th Firebird Developers Day was held in the city of Piracicaba — SP — Brazil, in July, 29 2017, at Espaço Beira Rio. The conference is organized by FireBase, and had the presence of 300 attendees coming from dozens of cities and different states of Brazil.

The report (in English and Portuguese) with photos is now online.

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The pain of no documentation

Free software is suffering because coders don’t know how to write documentation

Interesting article (read it here). As much important as the “source code documentation” is the documentation for the users. Firebird suffered from the lack of official documentation for a long time. This is being fixed, and you can help right now, contributing to the newest doc crowdfunding from the Project.

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14º Firebird Developers Day

Sorry, this is just for Brazilians…

O site do 14º Firebird Developers Day está no ar, e as inscrições estão abertas! A grade de palestras está quase completa, e pode ser vista diretamente no site. Lembrando que o valor da inscrição aumenta com a proximidade do evento, então inscreva-se o quanto antes e economize!
www.FirebirdDevelopersDay.com.br

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FB Documentation Crowdfunding campaign

Goal: Translate & Publish Firebird Developer Guide
During 2015-2016 IBSurgeon and the Moscow Exchange sponsored the authoring, in Russian, of step-by-step examples for newbie Firebird developers, with databases in 2.5 and 3.0 format.  The work included full source code and parallel examples in Delphi, .Net desktop, .Net MVC, PHP (based on Laravel) and Java (Jaybird 2.x).  The main work was done by Denis Simonov, who previously edited the Russian version of the Firebird 2.5 Language Reference that was translated into English and published last year.

The Firebird Project’s 2017 project is to translate this work into English, edit and review it and publish it as the Firebird Developer Guide in the project’s documentation library.  For this project, as ever, we need funding.  This is your opportunity to make it happen, by contributing whatever you can to our crowdfunding campaign.

To donate, go to here and click the donate button.

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