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May 28, 2009
Pavel Cisar releases PowerConsole v.0.7, a plug-in layer for his Firebird PowerTools Python tool set, for tasting and testing.
May 22, 2009
Commenting in his Sip from the Firehose blog about forthcoming DB tools development, Embarcadero's "David I" promises the new tools will add Firebird (and InterBase) support later in the year. [Refer to comments 1, 3 and 4.]
May 22, 2009
Jiri Cincura announces the final release of FirebirdClient 2.5 for .NET 3.5/2.0 with several new features, including Entity Framework support.
May 07, 2009
Community Choice Awards Nominate Firebird has been a winner before but — you gotta be in to win! Now's the time to put in your nominations for Firebird (and other SF projects you fancy, of course!). If our nominations are selected in one or more categories, then we'll be in the race to win more of those coveted Thingamajigs.

Click the Thingamajig and do your best!
May 06, 2009
The last shreds of the once-mighty Borland have gone under the hammer. It has been bought by a U.K. company MicroFocus International plc that produces software for testing software.

Recall that Codegear, the arm of Borland that maintained InterBase and produced Delphi, went to Embarcadero Technologies last year.
May 05, 2009
It's official now, Philippe Makowski is the maintainer of Firebird packages for Fedora and Epel (Centos and RHEL packages). Firebird packages get pushed into the official Fedora repositories so the good news is that Firebird users can get Firebird 2.1.2 directly from there. Philippe's blog

Flamerobin and Kinterbasdb (the Python driver for Firebird) will follow soon, as will the PHP module.
May 03, 2009
Tsutomu Hayashi has opened a new project, developing a benchmarking application for Windows (initially), to benchmark Firebird against (initially) MySQL. A beta is available — visit the project.
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