Category: Worth Reading
Content not direct related to FB, but interesting reading.
Firebird 3 Developers Guide (pre-beta) now available
The first pre-beta release of the English version of the Firebird 3 Develoepers Guide is now publicly available. Please report any problems or mistakes. The translation work, from Russian to English, was sponsored by a crowdfunding campaign. Thanks to all who contributed!
German version of FB 2.5 Language Reference
The first version (200 pages) of the German translation of Firebird 2.5 Language Reference is ready – you can download it here.
Many thanks to Martin Koeditz, the editor of German version!
HQBird presentation at 14th FDD
The recording of the HQBird presentation at the 14th Firebird Developers Day is now publicly available here. Speaker’s audio is in English, but there is consecutive translation to Portuguese.
ADO.NET provider 18.104.22.168 for Firebird is ready (with .NET Standard 2.0 support)
ADO.NET provider 22.214.171.124 for Firebird is ready
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.
Report of the 14th Firebird Developers Day
The 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.
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.
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!