The 2006 SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards.… time to vote for your favourite database.
FirebirdClient 2.0 Release Candidate 1 for Microsoft.NET 2.0 is available for download.
This version only bug fixes will be allowed on v2.0 sources.
Download information can be found here.
Release Candidate 1 ( 2006-03-20 )
(Please read changelog for details)
- Bug Fixes:
- Fixed bug #1453414
- Fixed ViewColumns schema definitions
- Changes to try to avoid problems with IPV6
- Fixed bug in Foreign Key schema.
- Fixed bug in Guid datatype handling.
- Fixed bug when working with .NET Compact Framework
- Changes on server response handling to try to handle
server/user exceptions when fetching data.
- Moved classes in FirebirdSql.Data.StoredProcedureEngine to
- New Features:
- Added initial support for EXECURE PROCEDURE commands in
- Added new Connection String parameter “Context Connection” to be used
with .NET stored procedure implementations for Fyracle.
- Added new UTF8 ( Firebird 2.0 only ) character set.
A preview of the new board is now available at http://dnfbb.fbtalk.net/, you will need to register to see more details.
although this is an early beta, any feedback (within the dnfbb forum) is welcome.
[ED:You might notice a short delay when receiving your signup email, or password reminder requests.Here is why]
For those of you data hounds out there that use open source databases.
May I suggest the excellent Firebird, coupled with IBexpert, as opposed to mySQL.
I have found it a heck of a lot easier to design and implement stored procedures. It is open source and rock solid.
That is J. J. Walter’s opinion about firebird , expressed in his blog.
Meik “Acyd Burn” Sievertsen, phpBB’s Development Team Leader has just announced that the bug tracker for phpBB3 née Olympus is now open
Though developed using MySQL, the wonders of a DBAL means phpBB Olympus already supports a wide number of databases:
* Firebird (firebird) – Firebird 1.5+/Interbase 7.1+
* MSSQL (mssql) – MSSQL 2000+
* MSSQL through ODBC (mssql_odbc) – MSSQL 2000+
* MySQL (mysql) – MySQL 3.23+/4.0+/4.1+
* MySQL4 (mysql4) – MySQL 4.0+/4.1+/5.0+
* MySQLi (mysqli) – MySQL 4.1+/5.0+
* Oracle (oracle)
* PostgreSQL (postgres) – PostgreSQL 7.3+
* SQLite (sqlite)
New: IBExpert Developer Studio 2006.03.15
Today we uploaded a new Version of IBExpert Developer Studio on www.ibexpert.com
What is IBExpert Developer Studio?
IBExpert Developer Studio is a combination of IBExpert and other Modules for professional Database Development. All customers of IBExpert have access to all modules, such as
-IBExpert Integerated Development Environment
-IBEScript.exe Commandlineversion for Executing Scripts
-IBEScript.dll Script API for using IBExpert Script in your own Application
-IBExpertSQLMonitor: A Proxy Server to monitor all SQL Statements send from any clientsoftware
-IBExpertLive: Watch the Videos from Firebird Conferences and other Events
-IBExpertBackupRestore: Automate your daily Backup Restore Jobs
-IBExpertTransactionMonitor: Avoid the Oldest Active Transaction Problem automatically
-IBExpertDemoDB: A collection of useful Demodatabases
In Non Customer Versions you will only have access to IBExpert IDE and IBExpertLive. The other Modules will only work on licensed computers.
Download for Customers: www.ibexpert.com/customer/setup_customer.exe
Trial Edition Download: www.ibexpert.com/download/setup_trial.exe
The IBExpert Team
“There is no way we would be able to raise the money required to buy a commercial Oracle license.”
“I believe the XE edition is a max of 2gig. htmldb would be free for that, but by the time you add htmldb overhead and users, I gotta think this site has way way more data than what is left out of the starting 2gig. … Standard Edition One would be the next option, at 5 grand per proc.”
maybe oracle will toss a free license their way, but this is a great case study on how useless oracle’s free offerings really are. (to contrast, of course, mysql’s free offering is fully-featured, with no artificial limitations. same with other truly free databases like firebird or the open-source versions of postgresql.)
[ED: this is the blog of the day ]
Hello Firebird Developers,
I’m the CTO of Coverity, Inc., a company that does static source code
analysis to look for defects in code. You may have heard of us or of our
technology from its days at Stanford (the “Stanford Checker“). The
reason I’m writing is because we have set up a framework internally to
continually scan open source projects and provide the results of our
analysis back to the developers of those projects. Firebird is one of
the 32 projects currently scanned at:
My belief is that we (Coverity) must reach out to the developers of
these packages (you) in order to make progress in actually fixing the
defects that we happen to find, so this is my first step in that
mission. Of course, I think Coverity technology is great, but I want to
hear what you think and that’s why I worked with folks at Coverity to
put this infrastructure in place. The process is simple — it checks out
your code each night from your repository and scans it so you can always
see the latest results.
Right now, we’re guarding access to the actual defects that we report
for a couple of reasons: (1) We think that you, as developers of
Firebird, should have the chance to look at the defects we find to patch
them before random other folks get to see what we found and (2) From a
support perspective, we want to make sure that we have the appropriate
time to engage with those who want to use the results to fix the code.
Because of this second point, I’d ask that if you are interested in
really digging into the results a bit further for your project, please
have a couple of core maintainers (or group nominated individuals) reach
out to me to request access. As this is a new process for us and still
involves a small number of packages, I want to make sure that I
personally can be involved with the activity that is generated from this
So I’m basically asking for people who want to play around with some
cool new technology to help make source code better. If this interests
you, please feel free to reach out to me directly. And of course, if
there are other packages you care about that aren’t currently on the
list, I want to know about those too.
If this is the wrong list, my sincerest apologies and please let me
know where would be a more appropriate forum for this type of message.
Many thanks for reading this far…
Chief Technology Officer