Django 2.2 driver for Firebird 3

RED SOFT has added support of Firebird 3 into the Django 2.2 framework.

RED SOFT developer Vasily Yashkov made a pull request which recently has been accepted. Find details and main changes here.

The new version of the driver was successfully tested with Django 2.2.10/2.2.11 and Firebird 3/RedDatabase 3.

If you use Django with Firebird 2.5 or less please try to migrate your database to Firebird 3.0 and test new version of the driver. Now you can install it manually as described in the instruction but follow the news and wait the next release soon.

Django Firebird current status

Maximiliano Robaina announced django firebird driver status related to django 1.6 :

I’m pleased to announce that django-firebird with django 1.6 support is underway.

Django 1.6 is still in alpha state, so django-firebird 1.6 too.
Then, you can see the current status at the master branch . The master branch has the “in develop” version. If you need stable support (django 1.5) take a look at stable/1.5.x

What are the changes in database field?
The main changes is on transaction management and including BinaryField
Django 1.6 release notes

Django1.5.x Firebird driver with Python 3.x support ready for testing

Maximiliano Robaina wrote about Python3 fixes for the Firebird Django driver :

I just pushed up a new commit into django-firebird github repository [1] with several python 3 fixes.
If anybody can test it with python 3 and report any issue, it will be appreciated.

Take into account that this improvements are available into github repository, not on PyPI yet. Pull requests are welcome 😉

[1] https://github.com/maxirobaina/django-firebird

My First Firebird and Python application

Ido Kanner (ik_5) wrote on his blog about his First Firebird and Python application :

It’s that time of the year again – I’m required to learn new technology due to a project requirement.
The requirement is to write something using django, but I do not know django or Python.

So I’ve started my first project using the Python language, just to have a feel for it.

Firebird-Mezzanine = Firebird and Django’s WordPress alternative : Mezzanine

Here are my install instructions on Ubuntu/Debian for Mezzanine CMS
First install Firebird 2.5.2 , Then install django and fdb driver
sudo pip install django
sudo pip install fdb
sudo pip install mezzanine
Install django-firebird driver like is described on the github page
Create new mezzanine project:
mezzanine-project firebird-mezzanine
cd firebird-mezzanine
create empty database from isql-fb / flamerobin
isql-fb
SQL> create database “localhost:/var/lib/firebird/2.5/data/firebird-mezzanine.fdb” user ‘SYSDBA’ password ‘masterkey’;
SQL> quit;
create local config for firebird
python manage.py createdb
python manage.py runserver
look at the first results after the wordpress import (i was so impressed that i have removed the old wordpress.com account)
next step : blogspot import is in progress

Django Firebird updates – now with support for introspection ready for Django 1.5 final

Hi folks,

I just updated the google code version with fixes in introspection. It was backported from github version [1]
So, I encourage to try both but mainly the version at github with the new fdb driver [2].
In that way, we can have our new django-firebird adapter almost stable for release along with the final release of django 1.5.

[1] https://github.com/maxirobaina/django-firebird
[2] http://pypi.python.org/pypi/fdb

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