Summer of Code 2006 site is open for ideas
As organizations begin to sign up for Summer of Code, you will see a list of organizations and links to their ideas for student projects. We are not taking student applications just yet, see the FAQ for more details.
[ED: firebird foundation or ibphoenix can add some ideas now and participate as mentors]
A new stable release of the PEAR::MDB2 abstraction layer and of the Firebird/Interbase driver has been released.
PEAR::MDB2 is a merge of the PEAR::DB and Metabase PHP database abstraction layers.
Download and changelog:
Arek Heldt has released version 0.0.6 of his Java based GUI admin tool for Firebird and Fyracle. JDBStudio is a database tool written in java thus runnable on many operating systems. It simplifies browsing, editing and querying of databases by providing an intuitive and consistent Graphical User Interface. JDBStudio is an excellent replacement for Oracle SQL*Plus, Microsoft SQL Query Analyzer and tens of other similar tools. Don't be fooled by the low version number.
Read more here
ZDNet writes: "Solid Information Technology, a proprietary database vendor will take its solidDB Storage Engine open source, under the GPL, starting in June. Solid has its base in telecommunications and has 3 million copies out at places like Alcatel, Cisco, EMC, HP, NEC, Nokia, and Nortel." The open source part will be another transactional back-end for a MySQL front-end. New developer experience: porting your apps between different back ends of the same database system.
Read more here
From Dmitry Yemanov – Running GBAK -C by a non-privileged user (i.e. neither SYSDBA nor database owner) causes an original database to be overwritten instead of the expected “database already exists” message.
This bug seems to be inherited from IB 6.0 and it exists in all FB versions. However, FB 2.0 is not affected due to different default restore rules.
From Dmitry Yemanov – Adriano dos Santos Fernandes has joined the Firebird code reviewing team (we can now call it a team, since there are now two people involved in this task – Claudio and Adriano). Adriano will be assisted by a grant from the Firebird Foundation.
Datanamic Releases DeZign for Databases V4.0
We’re glad to announce the official release of DeZign for Databases V4. Version 4 is a significant upgrade to this powerful, easy-to-use database design and modeling product. Version 4 is available in 3 editions: Standard, Professional and Expert.
This new release offers data model to database synchronization, a utility to compare data models, integrated reverse engineering utilities with native database connections, enhanced diagramming tools (Hand tool, groupboxes) and configurable HTML, MS Word and PDF reports. Newly supported databases in this release include: Oracle 10g, NexusDB 2, MySQL 5, Firebird 2 and MS SQL Server 2005.
DeZign for Databases is a database modeling and design tool with an intuitive visual interface that allows you to accurately design, create and maintain your database. It provides full support for ER-modeling (Entity-Relationship) techniques and supports most popular SQL and desktop databases.
To learn more about DeZign for Databases V4, please visit:
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Hi fags, i took some time to make these 3 wonderfull things work together, but as i am a good guy, i ll save you the trouble and teach step by step how to make them work together, and i m not teaching how to install firebird, thats up to you!
[ED:article by Fabio Gomes]
Olympus – the next version of phpBB, includes support for Firebird. phpBB is one of the most used softwares to manage discussion forums in websites. When finished, Olympus will be released as phpBB 3.0.
This short article explains what do you need to do to get MONO applications to work with Firebird.