Jaybird undocumented tip : Is there any way to set socket timeouts?

Is there any way to set socket timeouts?
Roman Rokytskyy answered :

-Yes, the property is called so_timeout and is directly passed when the socket is opened (see Socket.setSoTimeout documentation). You can append the property to the JDBC URL after question mark:


– I have added this feature on request for some very special case. In general you don’t need this property, since the server is not supposed to crash and the network is not supposed to break as well, at least not for database applications. So, the solution is to solve the crash, not to add a workaround for it.

ps: soon it will be added to documentation

Firebird usage with SchemaSpy – Java based Graphical Database Schema Metadata Browser

On devshed firebird forum someone asked if anyone used SchemaSpy with firebird , and later he got it working , here is the command line option (after installing jaybird.jar)
1) Download the ZIP file for jaybird
2) unzip it
3) Copy the file jaybird-full-2.1.6.jar into a convenient directory
4) specify the full path to the .jar file when starting schema spy

java -jar /home/java/schemaSpy_5.0.0.jar -t firebird -db /var/lib/firebird/2.1/data/employee.fdb -s schema -u SYSDBA -p ******* -o /home/firebird/ -port 3050 -host localhost -dp /home/user/jaybird-full-2.1.6.jar

ps:that is a single line

Introductory tips with Jaybird and JRuby


I’ve created in Hebrew few tips on how to work with JayBird in Java and JRuby using Firebird. Links for the (google) translated versions:

A new release of the Firebird Eclipse plugin is available

A new release of the Firebird Eclipse plugin is available on


Bugfix and ‘less-is-more’ release

* Code cleanup
* More delegation to standard DTP implementation
* Sourcecode added to distribution

JbConsole 0.2.0 released

JbConsole is a Firebird console tool. I have tested with Jython 2.5b3 and Jaybird 2.1.6 .
(java 1.6 on Windows XP and java 1.5 on OS X 10.5)
It’s still toy level, but it seems to be sample implementation of Jaybird and Jython.

See the screen shot

ED:Translated with google , I like his words about Jython

Swing and Java (JVM) I fast. 驚いた。 I was surprised.

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