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October 19, 2015
New builds of Firebird V2.5.4 for MacOS are available, with a completely re-written installer to comply with El Capitan.
October 19, 2015

The Firebird JDBC team is happy to announce the release of Jaybird 2.2.9.

This release contains the following changes and fixes:

  • Fixed: Result set of type CLOSE_CURSORS_AT_COMMIT isn't correctly closed on commit (JDBC-307)
  • Fixed: Open (output) blob in auto-commit prevents connection close. Fixed by fixing JDBC-307, see above. (JDBC-348)
  • New feature (experimental): Use isc_tpb_autocommit in auto commit mode (JDBC-399)
  • Fixed: "Exception. couldn't close blob: org.firebirdsql.gds.GDSException: invalid BLOB handle" on close of connection obtained from DBCP data source. Fixed by fixing JDBC-307, see above. (JDBC-400)
  • Fixed: CallableStatement.getMetaData() and getParameterMetaData() call throws exception when no input parameters provided when out parameter registered (JDBC-402)
  • Change: ResultSetMetaData will now report (VAR)CHAR CHARACTER SET OCTETS columns as Types.BINARY or Types.VARBINARY when using octetsAsBytes=true connection property. (JDBC-408)
See the JDBC driver download page for download links. The release is also available on maven(*):

<groupId>org.firebirdsql.jdbc</groupId>
<artifactId>jaybird-jdkXX</artifactId>
<version>2.2.9</version>

* The artifactId depends on your target Java version: jaybird-jdk18, jaybird-jdk17, or jaybird-jdk16

October 18, 2015

Firebird Project invites developers and administrators of big Firebird databases to the free seminar devoted to big Firebird databases: optimization, high availability, backups, and maintenance.
Sponsors of these seminars are Moscow Exchange (Platinum sponsor), IBSurgeon and IBPhoenix.

This seminar requires an invitation. If you have a Firebird database more than 200Gb in size, please send us the request (name of attendee, company name, database size, Firebird version, the number of users, etc). We will confirm or decline your application shortly. Please send your requests asap, since there is not so much time left and seats are limited. 
More details and schedule of the seminar is here.

October 04, 2015
Firebird Project and IBSurgeon invite Firebird administrators and developers to «Firebird Big Databases» seminar (in Russian). The seminar will take place in Moscow, Russia, October 21, 2015.

Main speakers at the seminar are Dmitry Yemanov, lead FirebirdSQL developer, Dmitry Kuzmenko, IBSurgeon and Alexey Kovyazin, IBSurgeon.

The seminar will cover topics of Firebird performance optimization and maintenance of big Firebird databases (>500Gb).

Seminars in Europe are planned, but not yet announced, please stay tuned.

More details and registration is at http://ibase.ru/firebirdtour2016.html (in Russian only).

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