MWA Software is pleased to announce the release of version 2.4.3 of IBX for Lazarus. This version rolls together recent bug fixes and is also necessary for compilation with the fixes3_2 branch of the Free Pascal Compiler. The latest FPC fixes branch has added additional elements to TFieldType. Earlier versions of IBX will not compile with this update to TFieldType. You must upgrade to IBX 2.4.3 in order to use the latest version of FPC.
IBX 2.4.3 and the underlying Firebird Pascal API now include support for Firebird scrollable cursors. However, due to a limitation in Firebird (there is no wire protocol implementation for scrollable cursors) this feature is only available for local database connections.
This required a script to replace the libicu supplied by bullseye with the preferred one for the relevant firebird versions. If for some reason you do get a Collation unicode for character set utf8 is not installed error you can use gfix -icu <database> to correct the issue as of firebird 3.0.
Both 2.5 branches are now included as well. Unfortunately the gfix -icu <database> option is not available for 2.5 so instead I have opted to add tags for v2.5.9-sc-jessie and v2.5.9-ss-jessie If you find your setup works with the jessie tags but not the newer v2.5.9-sc or v2.5.9-ss tags please switch back to the jessie tags and open an issue to let me know. This will probably be the last major update for v2.5 as version 2.5 has been discontinued for 2 years now.
Due to the pandemic, the 18th FDD will be an on-line event once again. The Brazilian conference will happen from 17 to 20/November, and will present 5 talks. The registration is now open and the conference site is online with all the details.