pyfirebirdsql will become the next Firebird Python driver

Philippe Makowski wrote on the firebird-python list
The driver is hosted on github

First thanks Hajime Nakagami for your job

I really thinks that we need to put our effort on this driver so it became the Firebird Python driver instead of Kinterbasdb
here few points I saw :

– need a change in so install work
– transactions parameter we need the possibility to send custom transaction parameter buffers, for what I saw today transactions are (isc_tpb_write, isc_tpb_wait, isc_tpb_read_committed, isc_tpb_rec_version)
– need documentation
– can we extend it or create a new module to work with trace api ?


ps after a small change in I will certainly package it for
Mageia and Fedora

Linux/s390x support for Firebird 2.1.2

Dan Horák wrote on firebird devel list:
I am a Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux developer and we are now
porting whole Fedora package collection to the s390x (IBM System z a.k.a
mainframe) architecture. The official sources for Firebird (in version
2.1.2) didn’t support this architecture, so I have prepared a patch that
adds this support. Please let me know what else should I do to get the
support accepted into the official source tree.

the patch was uploaded to

successfully built Fedora-11 package is at

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