Fixed a problem, which was present in all previous releases of IBProvider — BLOB access objects did not block the data source and allowed it to return to the connection pool.
In the new assembly, BLOB field objects block parent objects (including the data source) in memory and do not allow the connection pool to reuse the data source.
Kind Regards, IBProvider Team.
We are pleased to annonce update of our components for work with Firebird and InterBase DBMS.
- Improved authentication code of builtin client for Firebird 3.0 (13th protocol).
- Improved code quality in general.
LCPI ADO.NET provider for OLE DB v1.13
- Improved OleDbConnection.AttachToNativeSession method.
We want to notify about two updates of IBProvider, which finalize migration from v3 to v5.
- Improved integration of provider subsystems.
- Removed obsolete OLE DB properties.
We offer 12+4 months of support and upgrades to anyone, who purchases licenses for IBProvider (32/64bit) until the end of March 2019.
Thanks&Regards, IBProvider Team.
We released a new update of our ADO.NET provider for OLE DB, which allows the work with Firebird and InterBase from .NET application through IBProvider.
Description of change
When connecting to the Firebird, InterBase and Yaffil databases, the «ISC:DatabaseDialect» and «ISC:ConnectionDialect» columns are available in the «DataSourceInformation» metadata schema.
This information is taken from the information properties of IBProvider: «IB Database Dialect» and «IB Connection Dialect», respectively.
The full list of columns in the DataSourceInformation schema is defined in the static class OleDbMetaDataCollectionColumnNames.DataSourceInformation.
You may get our ADO.NET provider from IBProvider site and from NUGET site.
Regards, IBProvider Team.
We are proud to introduce the fifth version of our basic product for working with Firebird and InterBase.
IBProvider v5 inherits all the best from IBProvider v3 and dramatically improves the quality of implementation of the OLE DB components.
For the last few years, the main development line of IBProvider was fixing problems that prevented its stable operation. First of all, we had to fix problems not related to the provider itself — we rewrote the client for Firebird and the standard pool of OLE DB connections. It took a lot of time and resourses, but it was worth it.
Now the time has come to get to IBProvider itself.
Instead of local fixes, within the support of the third version we redesigned the inner infrastructure of the OLE DB components of IBProvider taking into account the entire experience gained over the last years. In part, the ideas were taken from our ADO.NET provider.
The main qualities of IBProvider v5 are reliability and fail safety…
Read full text of IBProvider v5 release.
With Best Regards, IBProvider Team.
For fans only:
For the first time, we managed to perform all IBProvider system tests applicable to Firebird v3 in one run. This took 26 days and a ten-core processor.
Full note text: https://www.ibprovider.com/eng/news/n_181010.html
We have released an update of IBProvider, which has the solution for error with code 8152 of MS SQL Linked Server.
Short annotation of this problem – MS SQL has the problem with processing of object descriptions in metadata schemas.
New provider allows you do not publish object descriptions in schemas.
You may turn off publication of object descriptions to speed up the process of loading metadata schemas as a whole.
We present new personal license for 32-bit IBProvider called «One Time Personal License (32-bit)».
The new license is meant for all those who would like to create small programs for Firebird and InterBase for WIN32 and .NET platforms.
This is the same full-featured 32-bit provider (prof and lite editions) that is included into licenses for developers and MS SQL. It does not have any technical or time restrictions.
The price for new license is quite symbolic: 99+1 EUR.
Read full news text: http://www.ibprovider.com/eng/news/n_180521-one_time_personal_license.html
We are glad to announce the new update of IBProvider — v3.50.
Main feature of this release — elimination of very old restrictions of our OLE DB provider.
Common list of changes:
- Better support of MS SQL
- Support of data rereading for updatable sets
- Improved error handling
- Specific data processing errors fixed
- Support of FB 3.0.4 added
We have two news for you:
1. IBProvider v3.49 was released. We ensured a stricter compliance with the OLE DB specification and revised the existing code.
2. Microsoft changed its decision to go back to ODBC and promises to release an updated OLE DB provider for MS SQL. Let’s hope that they not only will rewrite the provider but also update the OLE DB specification.