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August 30, 2017
Jiri Cincura announces the 5.11.0.0 Release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird.

This release is about .NET Standard 2.0. Now the .NET Standard 2.0, with all the new APIs supported, version is available (this work, together with upcoming Entity Framework Core 2.0 support, is sponsored by Integrative9).

Another new feature is support for passing key over the wire for encrypted databases (you need to have server side plugin for this feature, i.e. this from IBPhoenix). New connection string property crypt key is available for that. The value is base64 encoded data representing the key. You can find small example in tests.

Overview of changes can be found in tracker.

You can download them in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!      
August 26, 2017
Jiri Cincura announces the 5.10.0.0 Release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird.

Apart from regular bugfixes some new features are available. Notably, FbTrace now supports new format of Firebird 3 and then DefaultFbMigrationSqlGeneratorBehavior allows easier customization in case you want specific behavior for Entity Framework Migrations.

Overview of changes can be found in tracker.

You can download them in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!
August 24, 2017
Firebird Project announces the first Alpha release of Firebird 4.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.

This Alpha release arrives with an early preview of the features and improvements currently under development by the Firebird development team, as well as with countless bugfixes. Our users are appreciated giving it a try and providing feedback to the development mailing list. Apparent bugs can be reported directly to the bugtracker.

Alpha releases are not encouraged for production usage or any other goals that require a stable system. They are, however, recommended for those users who want to help in identifying issues and bottlenecks thus allowing to progress faster through the Beta/RC stages towards the final release.

Please read the Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Alpha release.
August 19, 2017
The Firebird JDBC team is happy to announce the release of Jaybird 3.0.2.

Jaybird 3.0.2 contains the following fixes and changes:
  • Fixed: Specifying an unknown Java character set in connection property charSet or localEncoding was handled as if no connection character set had been specified, now we throw an exception that the character set is unknown. (JDBC-498)
  • Changed: Specifying a connection character set is no longer required, and will now default to NONE again, if system property org.firebirdsql.jdbc.defaultConnectionEncoding is not specified. (JDBC-502)
See the Jaybird 3.0.2 release notes for more information. Jaybird 3.0.2 can be downloaded from the JDBC Driver page.
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