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November 19, 2015
Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 2.5.5 — 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.
November 11, 2015
The Firebird Docs team is calling for people who are fluent in both English and Firebird's SQL to assist with reviewing the English text of the Firebird 2.5 Language Reference manual. Of 10 chapters and 8 Appendices, 4.5 chapters are still untouched by reviewers.  It would be good to have the reviewing done to coordinate with the forthcoming 2.5.5 release but correctness takes priority.

Still to do are:  half of the DDL chapter, DML, PSQL, Functions and Variables, Transactions.

If you feel able to help with the review, please subscribe to the [firebird-docs] list here and make yourself and your preferred topics known.
November 10, 2015
Firebird Project needs your opinion regarding some points in the Windows installer of the upcoming Firebird 3.0 final release.

Please answer the survey available at based on your preferences.

Your answer can help to guide us in future enhancements. Survey will be online until 20-Nov-2015.

November 09, 2015
Firebird Project announces the first Release Candidate of Firebird 3.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.
This Release Candidate demonstrates the complete set of features and improvements developed for the new release. Release Candidates are generally considered stable enough and may be recommended for testing in "almost-production" environments. Please report about any found bugs to the bugtracker.
Please read the Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Release Candidate.
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(*):


* 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 request (name of attendee, company name, database size, Firebird version, 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). Seminar will take place in Moscow, Russia, October 21, 2015.

Main speakers at 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 (in Russian only).

September 19, 2015
Jiri Cincura announces the Release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird

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

See for details on ADO.NET provider for Firebird is ready.

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.
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