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January 25, 2015
The Firebird JDBC team is happy to announce the release of Jaybird 2.2.7.

This release contains the following fix:
  • Fixed: blob return value of executable procedure obtained through getters on CallableStatement is 8 byte blob id, instead of expected blob content (JDBC-381)
This was a regression caused by the changes of JDBC-350.
 
The release is also available on maven(*):
<groupId>org.firebirdsql.jdbc</groupId>
<artifactId>jaybird-jdkXX</artifactId>
<version>2.2.7</version>

* The artifactId depends on your target Java version: jaybird-jdk15, jaybird-jdk16, jaybird-jdk17 or jaybird-jdk18.
January 23, 2015
Jiri Cincura announces the 4.6.1.0 Release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird.

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

See blog.cincura.net for details.
January 17, 2015
Accordingly to its release lifetime policy, Firebird Project notifies that the Firebird v2.1 series has reached its end-of-life and thus will not be maintained anymore.

The last official release in this series, Firebird 2.1.7, which has been announced in December 2014, will be available from the "Discontinued Versions" section of the download area.
December 30, 2014
The Firebird JDBC team is happy to announce the release of Jaybird 2.2.6.

This release contains the following fixes:
  • Reverted Firebird 3 workaround for updatable result sets as bug has been fixed in Firebird (JDBC-330)
  • Fixed: Processing and closing the ResultSet from callable statement and then using the getters throws NullPointerException (JDBC-350)
Using both the getters and the result set for the same callable statement is incorrect; the ability to do this might be removed in a future version of Jaybird. A ResultSet should be used for selectable procedures, while the getters should be used with executable procedures.
  • Fixed: FBManagedConnectionFactory.tryCompleteInLimboTransaction doesn't work with recent Firebird 3 builds (JDBC-353)
  • Fixed: Jaybird can throw a NullPointerException when a fatal connection error has occurred (JDBC-359)
  • Fixed: Calling close on a JCA connection triggers exception Connection enlisted in distributed transaction (JDBC-362)
  • Fixed: Potential memory-leak when using a lot of different connection strings and/or properties (JDBC-364)
  • Fixed: FBRowUpdater.buildInsertStatement doesn't quote column names (JDBC-370)
  • Fixed: EncodingFactory doesn't handle UnsupportedCharsetException (JDBC-371)
  • Fixed: Current method of quoting in FBRowUpdater incorrect for dialect 1 (JDBC-372)
The release is also available on maven(*):
<groupId>org.firebirdsql.jdbc</groupId>
<artifactId>jaybird-jdkXX</artifactId>
<version>2.2.6</version>

* The artifactId depends on your target Java version: jaybird-jdk15, jaybird-jdk16, jaybird-jdk17 or jaybird-jdk18.
December 30, 2014
Jiri Cincura announces the 4.6.0.0 Release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird.

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

See blog.cincura.net for details.
December 09, 2014
The Firebird project has released Security Updates for the currently maintained 2.1.x and 2.5.x versions (v2.1.7 and v2.5.3 SU1). These updates fix a recently discovered security vulnerability (CORE-4630) that may be used for a remote DoS attack that could be performed by unauthorised users. We recommend Firebird users to upgrade as soon as is practical.
December 01, 2014
Firebird Project announces the first Beta release of Firebird 3.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.
 
This Beta release demonstrates the features and improvements currently under development by the Firebird development team. 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.
 
Beta 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 Beta release.
November 26, 2014
Alexander Potapchenko is happy to announce that he has released the v.2.0.3 ODBC/JDBC driver for Firebird. What's New document, sources and binaries for Windows and Linux 32-bit and 64-bit are ready to download.
November 25, 2014
Recently Firebird Project has announced the availability of Firebird Language Reference in Russian, and now crowd-funding campaign is in progress to collect money for English translation.

Don't miss your chance to participate in this campaign and help Firebird Project to create free, professional and detailed (400+ pages) Firebird SQL language documentation which will be very useful for all Firebirders.

Visit this link http://www.firebirdsql.org/en/donate/ and select "Fund Docs".

Thank you in advance!
November 25, 2014
Firebird Conference 2014 took place on 24-25 October in Prague, Czech Republic, Clarion Congress Hotel. Some facts about the Firebird Conference 2014: there were 110 attendees, 18 speakers, 23 interesting presentations and, of course, invaluable conversations between sessions.

Headliners of Firebird Conference were core developers of Firebird Project: Dmitry Yemanov and Vlad Khorsun, they presented the latest  news about Firebird and plans for future development.

Special guests at Firebird Conference 2014 were Jim Starkey (original architect of InterBase, Falcon (MySQL), NuoDB and more) and Ann Harrison, with two very interesting presentations about high performance threading development and orphan records in Firebird.

Firebird driver developers, Jiri Cincura and Mark Rotteveel, spoke about Firebird.NET and Java. The second talk of Mark's was about Java and jOOq was also supported by Lucas Eder, original creator of jOOq.

The audience was great, many sessions turned into valuable conversations, generating tricky questions and comprehensive answers.

At the URL below you can download all the presentations that were made at the conference:

http://www.firebirdsql.org/file/community/conference-2014/pdf/firebird_conference_2014_presentations.zip
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