If you wonder how Firebird 2.1.3 stable can be compiled on Freebsd 8.1 wonder no more , Here is the thread with patches and instructions needed .
He does have some nice tutorials on the website with Freepascal and extJS
The next release of Ubuntu will have an updated package for firebird with one hard to detect bug fixed (the Classic install one)
Seems to be a popular (12th place on DistroWatch ) distro based on Debian
Firebird-2.5 will be available this evening in the MEPIS 8.5 testing Community Repository.
New version for flamerobin 0.9.3 is now in Debian experimental for testing
The list of changes can be seen in the testing needed thread from above or in the changelog list
Kinterbasdb 3.3.0 stable driver is included in Debian Squeeze (Testing) and Sid (Unstable)
Update : is now included in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx
You can install it by a simple:
sudo apt-get install python-kinterbasdb
Damyan submited the patches to make Firebird 2.5 buildable on FreeBSD.
You can watch Debian building logs here
Firebird 2.5 rc1 package is now uploaded and accepted into debian experimental repository.
and here is howto test it
Update:package is reuploaded , some pdf documentation didn’t had the source in the tar, and for the moment the pdf blobs are removed
Damyan Ivanov requested from us to test the new Firebird 2.5 (almost rc1) packages on Debian based distros (Ubuntu)
I have updated the HowTo build the packages from Git repository.
There are still known big issues but you can start testing and give feedback on Firebird Debian list
Damyan updated the firebird 2.5 repository with the source from Beta 2 , You can see the summary of the changes or try to build it from git on Debian or Ubuntu . I have tested on Karmic.
Firebird 2.1.3 package is uploaded to Debian Unstable (Sid) and here is the list of package changes
* fix repack.sh invocation in watch file
* make executable
* New upstream release
+ drop patches released upstream
– cvs_CVE-2009-2620_DOS.patch was deleted (fixed upstream in 2.1.3)
* refresh all patches to apply cleanly
* no longer regster QuickStart.pdf with doc-base; it was dropped upstream
* -classic.postinst: remove stray stop rc.d symlinks
What is interesting is to see the import diff vs the 2.1.2 package