“Of note was Firebird’s second place in the database category. This relational database is quietly picking up both in community interest and market share, and could rival PostgreSql and MySql in time.” – Full article here.
New developer joined flamerobin team
Details are: Bart Bakker from Zaandam, Netherlands.
We have now an flamerobin newbie page (with tasks for developers)
Milan wrote about it:
I created a wiki page for all those who wish to join the project. It lists few tasks that are easily solvable – so they can get familiar with the code.
[ED: maybe is time for an Firebird devel newbie page]
This means, not every aspect has been thoroughly checked, but TYPO3 has been installed from scratch successfully, BE logins are possible, and basic websites can be created (template, pages, content elements)
A new version 2.5 of IBPP, a C++ API interface for Firebird got released some days ago. Downloads from the Sourceforge project area: sourceforge.net/projects/ibpp
Documentation from the IBPP website: www.ibpp.org
This update brings some new functionalities, more complete events support and will be shortly enhanced to bring full FB 2.0 compatibility (not that it shouldn’t work with FB 2.0 as is).
Yours, Olivier Mascia
· Release Candidate 2 ( 2006-04-08 ) ·
– Changed the Service maneger name sent to the server in the
Services API implementation to get it working with Firebird 2.0
– Added a new StoredProcedureColumn concept to the DDEX provider,
to try to fix a problem when dragging selectable stored procedures
from the Server Explorer onto a DataSet.
– Changed the way the FbParameter class infers Value data type.
This replication suite is written in Java, and allows replication between diferent databases (ie: Firebird < -> MySQL, etc). More information here.
MDB_QueryTool 1.1.0 has been released.
MDB_QueryTool is a PHP OO abstraction to the SQL query language, it provides methods such as setWhere(), setOrder(), setGroup(), setJoin(), etc. to easily build queries.
It also provides an easy to learn interface that interacts nicely with HTML forms using arrays that contain the column data, that shall be updated/added in a DB.
This package bases on an SQL-Builder which lets you easily build SQL statements and execute them.
The package has been fully tested with MySQL, PostgreSQL and Firebird.
The latest release adds support for MDB2 as the backend.
The storage engine being worked on at MySQL will be available this year an derives from an acquisition of it own: the company Netfrastructure, which employed a database luminary Jim Starkey and other engineers. Read more here.
[Ed: I still wonder why some articles “forget” the word “Firebird”. Even when the subject is direct or indirect related to it, they prefer to mention Ingres, MySQL, PostgreSQL or EnterpriseDB].>