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April 30, 2009
The GNU Gatekeeper project (GPL license), a free H.323 gatekeeper that forms the basis for a free VOIP telephony system, has added a Firebird driver to its back-end options.
April 20, 2009
Oracle announces it will buy Sun Microsystems. Another open source database (MySQL) joins the heap that Oracle has been buying up. "If you can't beat it, buy it!"
April 17, 2009
Thanks to Tsutomu Hayashi his build, released today, of Firebird 2.0.5 Classic for the Solaris 10 SPARC platform.
April 17, 2009
Thanks, too, to the IBPhoenix build team for ironing out the wrinkles in the Firebird 2.1.2 Classic build for MacOSX on PowerPC and releasing it.
April 10, 2009
Kits for Windows were all replaced today to include some components that were missing. The new kits have the infix "-1" or "_1" after the build number, e.g. "Firebird-2.5.0.23247_1_Win32_Beta1.exe".
April 07, 2009
The Firebird Team is pleased to release the first Beta of Firebird 2.5, feature-complete and ready to field-test. Kits are available for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows and Linux. So — please test it well and report your experiences (good or bad) to the Firebird-devel list.

Do make a point of studying the release notes (available on-line and also in the download kits). Note also that there are a few known issues, particularly for those of you who are going to hammer this hard.
April 04, 2009
Firebird ADO.NET Data Provider v.2.5.0 Beta 2 for .NET 3.5/2.0 is ready for testing.
April 04, 2009
Transcripts of the presentations from the 2008 Firebird Conference in Bergamo, Italy, are now available for free download. Registration required first.
April 01, 2009
The Firebird team is pleased to announce the sub-release Firebird 2.1.2 for production. Kits for Linux, Windows and MacOSX Intel and PowerPC are making their way to the mirror sites today. Enjoy!

N.B. The Classic package for MacOSX PPC will be delayed slightly.
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