The members of the Firebird Project team are proud to announce the release of Firebird 2.1, a full release containing many sought-after new features including database monitoring, global temporary tables, database triggers and dozens of new internal functions.
The Firebird Project team is happy to announce that download kits for the second (and hopefully, last) V.2.1 release candidate are now available for Windows, Linux and MacOSX Intel 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. You are invited to test it with as much rigour and vigor as you like and report your experiences (good or bad) back to the firebird-devel or the firebird-test list.
As always, please be patient if the files you want haven’t made it out to the mirrors at your first attempt.
Now we have 64bit builds of Firebird 2.1 for MacOSX 10.5, we have issues trying to test them properly using the Firebird QMTest QA suite. This QA suite relies on Python and kinterbasdb. Currently Philippe Makowski has been able to run the tests from a 64bit Linux client. But is unable to run the tests locally. Well currently the python framework that comes with MacOSX 10.5 is only 32bit and this forces a 32bit build of kinterbasdb, since the build environment of kinterbasdb uses distutils to use the same compile switches as python. So I thought I would have a look at the issue and see if I could build a 64bit version of kinterbasdb for MacOSX 10.5.
This is how I did it…