This package is meant to enter experimental, due to the high pace of upstream
development. Its goal is to provide easy testing of the new features of
Firebird and to have early exposure of the packaging helping to discover any
firebird3.0 is the third group of packages for Firebird. Squeeze is going to
release with firebird2.1 and firebird2.5. The plan for wheezy is to drop
firebird2.1 and add firebird3.0, if that has proven stable by the time wheezy
approaches releasable state.
Preliminary packagiing is available at
Firebird 3.0 represents the project’s next milestone release and it currently
gets the most of the development efforts. It’s going to offer some important
and highly anticipated features that were promised for a long time already.
* Revised architecture, including new authentication and configuration
* Scalable (SMP/multi-core friendly) multi-threaded engine with a shared page
* New ODS (version 12) with new system and monitoring tables
* External (Java, C++, etc) stored procedures/triggers/functions
* Reworked optimizer and new data access methods
* Security enhancements
* Various SQL extensions
Thhe first alpha release is planned for Q1 2011
released in Q1 2011
Be aware that the ODS (on-disk structure) hasn’t been finalized yet, so
databases could be incompatible between different unstable builds and you’ll
have to either recreate them or migrate them via backup/restore.
With latest patches for hppa and alpha in Firebird 2.5 and Firebird 3.0 main tree Firebird supports all the Main Debian Architectures
All the cpus are supported now if in the next round of
buildd logs hppa and alpha cpu will be ok (green) minus the HURD thing 🙂
You can consult the list of supported architectures from last year and you can see the progress
s390 = IBM/S390
Minor ports that are not supported by Debian Main but we will try to do it anyway :
So you can install firebird on the phone (maemo, meego or chrooted debian on android) or on the mainframe linux (ibm s390)
Debian packages for the official Firebird 2.5.0 release are available. Because Debian is in a “freeze”, preparing for its stable release, these were uploaded to the experimental distribution.
I have uploaded packages of Firebird from the
R2_5_0 tag in SVN to Debian/experimental. No guarantees these will match the official release, but may be worth a try for those who want to live on the edge.
Short guide of installing packages from the experimental branch is available here.
I have tested the new Firebird 2.5 SuperClassic package on Debian sid and wrote the install instructions (Flamerobin and screenshots are included in the mini guide)