Firebird2.5 SuperClassic in debian – soon

Damyan asked if we can simplify the packages for firebird 2.5 and
by dropping the old classic support and pushing the super and super-classic

Debian Package of the Day: FlameRobin: A GUI to Administer Firebird/Interbase SQL servers

Article submitted by Anton Kavalenka.

Firebird SQL server is popular because it is free, open, lightweight and secure. Firebird is based on the Interbase SQL server, and can be accessed by the same client libraries.

FlameRobin FlameRobin is a X-platform GUI application that makes the life of Firebird/Interbase admins easier. It’s a very light-weight solution (implemented with wxWidgets) as opposed to Tora, which tries to be universal, but is very huge and takes a while to load. FlameRobin starts almost instantly, but being lightweight doesn’t mean to be poor in features. Some of them are:

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Firebird builds on both ARM and ARMEL

From this table you can see that firebird builds on both ARM and ARMEL ( ARMEL is just ARM with some hardware extras.) and here is the buildlog

If you use debian then you can download from here

Quote from linux tiny mailing list about the ARM market share

According to

Arm shipped the processors in 250 million “smart phones” in 2006 (83%
market share in that niche).

Firebird 2.1 to be included in the top of most popular distributions

Firebird 2.1.x will be included in the top most popular linux distributions

Testing needed for Firebird 2.0.4 and Firebird 2.1.0 packages for debian

As you may have noticed, debian experimental got firebird2.0 (2.0.4) and
firebird2.1 (2.1.0).

I would really appreciate if you give these some testing.

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