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August 21, 2015
Brazil has the largest Firebird user community in the world, and even the fact that we are suffering with a crisis maybe never seen before (forcing companies to cut costs or even to close its doors) did not diminish the brilliance of the event.

On August 8, people from 15 different states of Brazil participated in the 12th edition of the Firebird Developers Day (FDD). This year, the conference had Dmitry Yemanov (chief of the Firebird development team) and Alexey Kovyazin (IBSurgeon) as international speakers, as well the Brazilians Marcelo Daibert, Alexandre Benson Smith, Nilson Brasil and Carlos H. Cantu.

The FDD is an annual conference organized by FireBase, which brings developers an unique opportunity to catch up on issues related to Firebird, and exchange experiences with other users of this fantastic  RDBMS.

In addition, participants could also buy Firebird-related products with super special discounts. This year's conference was sponsored by IBSurgeon, FastReports, IBObjects, Embarcadero and supported by Woll2Woll, DevArt and Steema.

The report with all the information and many pictures can be seen here. During the registration process, people could donate money to the Firebird Foundation, summing up R$ 4.590.

On August 7, a selected group of people participated in a special MasterClass about Performance Optimization, done by Dmitry Yemanov and Alexey Kovyazin.
August 05, 2015
Jiri Cincura announces the 4.7.0.0 Release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird and the 3.0.2 Release of the Firebird DDEX Provider for Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010/2012/2013.

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

See blog.cincura.net for details on 4.7.0.0 Release and 3.0.2 Release.
July 03, 2015
Firebird Project announces the second 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.
June 26, 2015
Jiri Cincura announces the 4.6.4.0 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.
June 25, 2015
Jiri Cincura announces the 4.6.3.0 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.
June 06, 2015
The Firebird JDBC team is happy to announce the release of Jaybird 2.2.8.

This release contains the following changes and fixes:

  • Support for Java 5 has been dropped
  • Fixed: LibreOffice doesn't display tables with more than 41 records (JDBC-383)
  • Improvement: Don't use Firebird provided IP address for connecting event channel (JDBC-384)
  • Fixed: Connection.getMetaData().getColumns result set contains wrong (empty) COLUMN_DEF if column type was defined using domain (JDBC-388)
  • Fixed: Unable to retrieve update count after result set (JDBC-390)
    After executing a query that produces a result set, calling getMoreResults will allow getUpdateCount to actually return the update count where previously it always returned -1. This also allows obtaining the update count after a select query (even when executed using executeQuery). For selects the result will usually be 0.
  • Fixed: SELECT statements are processed for getGeneratedKeys by appending RETURNING (+ all columnnames) (JDBC-391)
  • Fixed: Generated key grammar does not correctly handle quoted table names (JDBC-392)
  • Fixed: Generated key grammar does not detect returning clause in update and delete (JDBC-393)

The release is also available on maven(*):

<groupId>org.firebirdsql.jdbc</groupId>
<artifactId>jaybird-jdkXX</artifactId>
<version>2.2.8</version>

* The artifactId depends on your target Java version: jaybird-jdk18, jaybird-jdk17, or jaybird-jdk16.
April 15, 2015
Jiri Cincura announces the 4.6.2.0 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.
April 14, 2015
The detailed schedule is available for Firebird 2015 Tour SQL Optimization seminar: wwww.firebirdsql.org/en/firebird-tour-2015/
April 13, 2015
Only 11 days left for the first seminar in the frames of Firebird 2015 Tour: it will take place in Seligenstadt, Germany, April 24, 2015.

Don't miss your chance to learn deep details of Firebird optimization engine!

More details and registration: http://firebirdsql.org/en/firebird-tour-2015/
March 31, 2015
Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 2.5.4 — the latest minor release in the Firebird 2.5 series.

This sub-release introduces several bug fixes and a few improvements, please refer to the 
Release Notes for the full list of changes. Binary kits for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are immediately available for download.
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