EMS Software Development Company is pleased to announce DB Comparer 2006 for InterBase/Firebird – the new major version of the powerful tool for InterBase and Firebird database comparison and synchronization! It allows you to view all the differences in compared database objects and execute an automatically generated script to eliminate all or selected differences.
What’s new in EMS DB Comparer 2006 for InterBase/Firebird?
- Completely re-designed top-of-the-art user interface
- Ample opportunities for customizing your working environment
- New way of browsing differences between compared databases
- Easy viewing all differing properties of database objects
- Ability to print a pre-defined differences report or create a new one
- New advanced comparison options
- Improved sync script generation
- Multilanguage support
- A lot of other improvements and bug fixes
More information at:
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“World Community Grid’s mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. Our work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can change our world for the better. Our success depends on individuals – like you – collectively contributing their unused computer time to this not-for-profit endeavor.” I just found a Firebird team on it.
A recent press release from Ratmir Labs, mentions Firebird as one of their key technologies.
Gianugo kicked off good discussion on a mailing list (message reposted to the
Feather blog). It gets at an idea that has been floating around for a
while, that Open Source does not equate to Open Development, and
while the difference is glaring obvious to folks who have been
around open source for a while, it is not so to many others.
IBEasy+ version 1.5 is now available for download at www.marc-grange.net/telecharger_en.htm
IBEasy+ is a freeware database design and administration tool for Firebird/Interbase. See download page for detailed information.
I’m publishing the results of the coverity tests ran against Firebird 2.0 at 6/March/2006. For those who doesn’t know what is this: some months ago, USA government sponsored some companies to find bugs in popular Open Source projects, in a way to make them more secure. Firebird was in the software list. Now the first results are being published.
The source code is analyzed by the automated Coverity Tool, which process the source code and build automated reports with possible problems found.
The results I’m publishing doesn’t have the internal hyperlinks that allows to jump directly to the “faulting line” in the source code, as well the detailed information about each problem, since this would require access to the authenticated coverity servers and most of you don’t have the necessary login info.
Click here to see the resullts. More detailed comments about this to come in the next days. Also, keep in mind that automated tools can be fooled by the code, what means that some code can be reported as problematic while it isn’t.
Note: The tests are being run against Firebird 2.0 source code. As you know, FB 2.0 is still in BETA, and that’s why we have betas… to detect and correct bugs.
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“The most popular open-source software is also the most free of bugs, according to the first results of a U.S. government-sponsored effort to help make such software as secure as possible.” – Read more here.
Firebird is in the list of the Open Source tested software. I plan to put some more information about this here in FirebirdNews as soons as I put my hands on it.
Hi I’m Pieter Valentijn the Dutch programmer for Turbocash.
I have completed most of the port for Turbocash on Firebird today and would like to tell firebird users about this.
The full source and install can be found here.
It seems that there will be no BETA3 for Firebird 2.0. In a recent chat with Dmitry Yemanov, he told me that he is working in the RC1 release. Very good news, it iseems that FB 2.0 is getting stable enough and we will have a final version in a short time 😉