Here is the description of rubinius:
Rubinius is an implementation of the Ruby programming language.
The Rubinius bytecode virtual machine is written in C++, incorporating LLVM to compile bytecode to machine code at runtime. The bytecode compiler and vast majority of the core classes are written in pure Ruby.
Here are the rbx experiments done by Brent Rowland
fb now builds fine but won’t load due to missing rb_ary_freeze and rb_struct_new. #rbx
And yes the Linux tests for classic Ruby VM are all ok
Linux testing of the latest fb code went well. 32- and 64-bit Rubies
With latest patches for hppa and alpha in Firebird 2.5 and Firebird 3.0 main tree Firebird supports all the Main Debian Architectures
All the cpus are supported now if in the next round of
buildd logs hppa and alpha cpu will be ok (green) minus the HURD thing 🙂
You can consult the list of supported architectures from last year and you can see the progress
s390 = IBM/S390
Minor ports that are not supported by Debian Main but we will try to do it anyway :
So you can install firebird on the phone (maemo, meego or chrooted debian on android) or on the mainframe linux (ibm s390)
Brent Rowland wrote on twitter
Got fb building cleanly and passing all tests under Ruby 1.9.1. Now for 1.9.2.
Got fb building with Ruby 1.8.7, 1.9.1 and 1.9.2. At least on Mac. Under 10.6. Testing Linux and Windows will have to wait for another day.
Here is the git repository for Firebird Ruby driver , also you can check the
ps: he is working on Firebird 2.5 support if you wonder what is new in the driver 🙂
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.
I have created a feature request in Arch Linux to include Firebird both as a stand alone package and also with added support in PHP and PHP-PDO.
Can you please vote for this bug request ?
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
We have another Firebird Port to the Renesas SuperH cpu (linux) by Nobuhiro Iwamatsu
Here is the patch that was added by Alex
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.