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March 22, 2017
Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 3.0.2 — the second point release in the Firebird 3.0 series.

This sub-release offers many bug fixes (including fix for a recently reported security vulnerability) and also adds a few minor features and improvements, please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. Binary kits for Windows and Linux on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are immediately available for download.
March 05, 2017
We have published Jaybird 3.0.0-beta-3 for testing. We would really appreciate if you could start testing your applications with this version and provide feedback on stability and behavior, but also on the release notes. We expect that this is the last version before the final Jaybird 3.0.0 release.

Feedback can be sent to the Firebird-java mailinglist or on the issue tracker http://tracker.firebirdsql.org/browse/JDBC.

Jaybird 3.0 is a big change from Jaybird 2.2 and earlier. We have rewritten the entire low-level implementation to be able to support protocol improvements in newer Firebird versions, we have made changes with a stricter interpretation of the JDBC requirements, and we have removed some parts that were either obsolete or not functioning correctly.

We recommend that you do not consider Jaybird 3.0 a drop-in replacement for Jaybird 2.2, and study the release notes carefully.

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February 23, 2017
Jiri Cincura announces the 5.8.0.0 Release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird.

The story of this version is finalizers. Yeah. The finalizers in provider were not correct on all places and oftentimes really not needed. The code was usually trying to band-aid programmers’ mistakes (bad idea) causing reentrancy problems (the famous NullReferenceExceptions in finalizer thread). No more. These lines are gone and left only on places where it makes sense, highly isolated.

Overview of changes can be found in tracker.

You can download them in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!
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