Debian packages for the official Firebird 2.5.0 release are available. Because Debian is in a “freeze”, preparing for its stable release, these were uploaded to the experimental distribution.
Milan Babuskov wrote on his blog about his first steps in moving one host from Mysql to Firebird
I have a heavy-used website powered by LAMP stack (CentOS Linux,
Apache 2, MySQL and PHP). It started on a shared hosting so I had to
use MySQL. Year and a half later, I switched shared, virtual hosting
and not run it on a dedicated server. I decided to try Firebird to see
how it performs and also how it compares to MySQL in RAM usage, disk
Seems to be a popular (12th place on DistroWatch ) distro based on Debian
Firebird-2.5 will be available this evening in the MEPIS 8.5 testing Community Repository.
Igor Wawrzyniak wrote on his blog :
Don’t know if anyone ever needs such a crazy setup, but here it goes. I needed to run a software that requires Firebird 2.x. Nothing special, it’s available in my distribution (Ubuntu). I also had to run another app that needs Firebird 1.5. That’s where it started to get complicated
Firebird is mentioned in OpenSUSE Weekly News
“I want to inform our users that thanks to the efforts of Philippe Makowski, we’ve got Firebird in openSUSE now. He took over the package we had in Build Service, rewrote spec file from scratch, fixed quite some errors and adjusted package in many ways. And as the result Firebird package was finally accepted yesterday (1st of September) into openSUSE Factory.
here were a lots of package updates in Mandriva Cooker during the last two weeks.Currently a complete rebuild of all packages in the Main repository is going on. Here’s a list of some more interesting changes
The Firebird database pacakges have seen many improvements and should start working well soon.
I’m pleased to announce CrunchyFrog 0.4.0.
CrunchyFrog is a SQL client mainly (but not solely) for the GNOME desktop.
Download:Visit the project page http://crunchyfrog.googlecode.com for more information about requirements and pre-built binaries.