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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REDEXPERT 2024.01 HAS BEEN RELEASED

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New version of RedExpert 2024.01 is available.

Added:

  • Support of work with database statistics:
    • Obtaining database statistics via services
    • Parsing DB statistics from a file
    • DB statistics comparing
  • Data import support from XLSX and XML files
  • Export/import of data with BLOB type
  • Ability to select columns when exporting data
  • Ability to transfer data from one database to another
  • Database metadata extracting into SQL-script
  • SQL-queries executing to a file directly
  • Transaction parameters support in the Query Editor
  • Query execution in several connections simultaneously
  • Transaction confirmation window when closing the Query Editor and the “Data” tab of tables and views
  • Displaying connection and database properties (such as server, page size, database file size, etc.)
  • Ability to copy column names from a Result Set
  • “Triggers” tab for views
  • Ability to configure database connection timeout
  • Updated data import and export panels

Fixed:

  • Display tables with “NONE” encoding
  • Recognizing VARCHAR and CHAR types other than undefined subtype and with fixed binary data
  • Reloading of views after making changes
  • Auto-completion: by occurrence, not by string start
  • UDF opening errors
  • Editing foreign keys
  • Copying connection with encoding
  • Editing data in columns with names containing spaces
  • Disappearance of the edited procedure text on the “DDL” tab when switching tabs
  • Searching for database objects in the connection tree with names containing ‘$’
  • GUI defects when double-clicking on a table name in the Query Editor
  • Limitations on the number of characters and maximum value when editing field value with INT128 type
  • SQL code generation for external UDR functions, indexes and constraints
  • Table Validation with a large number of fields and indexes
  • Profiler buttons availability when switching between application tabs
  • Display PUBLIC role in the “Users” group in the Grant Manager
  • Focus shift when changing a filter field in the Grant Manager
  • Updating the list of triggers for tables and views when adding a new trigger
  • Updating the list of table fields when they are changed

Download and install the new version.

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FBPC 1.0.1 is released

The new (beta) release of the Performance Comparer for Firebird tool fixes some small glitches and improves the usability. The Firebird Embedded used by the tool was also updated to the official Firebird 5.0 release. More details about the changes can be found in the ChangeLog.txt.

A video (recorded from a recent Live, in Portuguese) is now available on YouTube, showing how to use the tool. Of course, the previous instructions (in English) are still included in the distribution.

Download the new version and get to know how your queries will behave in Firebird 5 (or any version of Firebird), before migrating your customers.

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Firebird 5.0 is released

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 5.0 — the latest major release of the Firebird relational database for Windows, Linux, MacOS and Android platforms.

This release introduces improvements in areas of performance, multithreaded processing (including backup, restore, sweep), SQL queries profiling, with better scalability and numerous enhancements in SQL language.

Please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. The complete Language Reference is also available.

Binary kits for all supported platforms are immediately available for download.

Note: Migrating to Firebird 5 from older versions needs attention to avoid bad surprises, especially for people still using versions older than Firebird 4. For those people, I fully recommend reading my Migration Guide to Firebird 4. Although it was written with FB 4 in mind, the steps and considerations are the same when moving to Firebird 5. Carlos H. Cantu

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Firebird 5.0 Release Candidate 2 is available for testing

Firebird Project announces the second Release Candidate of Firebird 5.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing on all supported platforms (Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android).

This Release Candidate demonstrates the complete set of features and improvements developed for the new release. Release Candidates are generally considered stable enough and may be recommended for testing in “almost-production” environments. 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.

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

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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!

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Jaybird 5.0.3 and 4.0.10 released

We are happy to announce the release of Jaybird 5.0.3 and Jaybird 4.0.10.

With this release, Jaybird 4 is end-of-life. We recommend upgrading to Jaybird 5.

Jaybird 5.0.3

The following has been changed or fixed since Jaybird 5.0.2:

  • Improvement: Do not reject attempts to read blob id 0 — backported from Jaybird 6 (#765)
  • Fixed: on CHAR fields, a too short value could be returned if the string contained one or more codepoints represented by surrogate pairs and the string length in char exceeded the maximum string length — backported from Jaybird 6 (#770)
  • Fixed: CallableStatement.getXXX(String) could return value from wrong column — backported from Jaybird 6 (#772)
  • Updated: error messages updated from Firebird 5.0.0.1272

Jaybird 5 supports Firebird 2.5 and higher, on Java 8, 11, 17, and 21 (support for Java 11 and higher using the Java 11 version of the driver).

See also:

Jaybird 4.0.10

Jaybird 4.0.10 is the last release of Jaybird 4, and Jaybird 4 is now end-of-life. We recommend upgrading to Jaybird 5.

The following has been changed or fixed since Jaybird 4.0.9

  • Fixed: Reconnect transaction with a transaction id exceeding 0x7FFF_FFFF did not work (#734)
  • Fixed: CallableStatement.getXXX(String) could return value from wrong column — backported from Jaybird 6 (#773)
  • Updated: error messages updated from Firebird 5.0.0.1272

Jaybird 4 supports Firebird 2.5 and higher, on Java 7, 8, 11, 17, and 21 (support for Java 11 and higher using the Java 11 version of the driver).

See also:

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