EMS DB Comparer 2006 for InterBase/Firebird immediately available!

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.

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FB in Word Community Grid

“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.

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New Firebird book

Firebird – Dicas de segurança was just released in the Brazilian market. The book, written in Portuguese by Luiz Paulo de O. Santos, gives to the reader tips about doing a secure instalation of Firebird as well using third party tools (like ZeBeDee) to run Firebird in a more secure way. Luiz was one of the speakers at the Firebird Conference 2005.
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Open Development – Firebird related

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
good

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.

http://kasparov.skife.org/blog/src/open-development.html

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Firebird Coverity tests results

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.

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First results of Homeland’s sponsored tests

“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.

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RC1 is coming

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 😉

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