FDB release 1.1 is out:
– Context Manager for transactions.
Maximiliano Robaina wrote about Python3 fixes for the Firebird Django driver :
I just pushed up a new commit into django-firebird github repository  with several python 3 fixes.
If anybody can test it with python 3 and report any issue, it will be appreciated.
Take into account that this improvements are available into github repository, not on PyPI yet. Pull requests are welcome 😉
Django Firebird driver is now available from pypi
This was announced on twitter by Maximiliano Robaina
Ido Kanner (ik_5) wrote on his blog about his First Firebird and Python application :
It’s that time of the year again – I’m required to learn new technology due to a project requirement.
The requirement is to write something using django, but I do not know django or Python.
So I’ve started my first project using the Python language, just to have a feel for it.
Python driver for firebird : fdb will have a package in the Debian repository in the near future
Philippe Makowski will create the package .
Driver is already packaged for : Mageia, Fedora, RHEL and FreeBSD
Here are my install instructions on Ubuntu/Debian for Mezzanine CMS
sudo pip install django
sudo pip install fdb
sudo pip install mezzanine
Install django-firebird driver like is described on the github page
Create new mezzanine project:
create empty database from isql-fb / flamerobin
SQL> create database “localhost:/var/lib/firebird/2.5/data/firebird-mezzanine.fdb” user ‘SYSDBA’ password ‘masterkey’;
create local config for firebird
python manage.py createdb
python manage.py runserver
look at the first results after the wordpress import (i was so impressed that i have removed the old wordpress.com account)
next step : blogspot import is in progress
An experimental dialect for the Firebird python driver : fdb is added with this version please use it with Firebird >= 2.5.2
There were some issues with building the driver and Firebird 2.5.1 on Mac
Philippe Makowski wrote on Firebird general list
After the conference , if you want to play with my examples using
Robot Framework to test your Firebird databases, you can get all the
code here :
Have fun !
Seems to work quite nicely
Maximiliano Robaina announced :
There is a new version of django-firebird in github repository.
It is still alpha,You can test it with django 1.5 release.
This version is under development and uses the fdb python-firebird driver .
It’s tested only with django 1.5 master branch, so is possible it could fail with django 1.4.x (but it seems that works)
Given this is still in alpha stage we need that you try it and run the tests and give us feedback if it works for you. Also we need Python 3.x testers.
Update: Django 1.5 Beta is released