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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
November 10, 2014
Jiri Cincura announces the 4.5.2 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.
October 31, 2014
Firebird Project is pleased to announce that «Firebird 2.5 Language Reference» in Russian language is released. It is available on Firebird SQL Documentation page.

Why it is only in Russian and how to get it in English? The answer is the following: Moscow Exchange, one of the biggest Firebird users in the world, and IBSurgeon (tools and service for Firebird) have sponsored documentation development in Russian. Several Russian-speaking core developers of Firebird Project participated in documentation creation to ensure its quality.

The next step is extending this documentation to cover Firebird 3 new features: authors and editors are already working on it. However, the resulted documentation for Firebird 3 will be also in Russian.

In order to translate Firebird documentation into English, Firebird Project needs additional funds.

We need US$7000 to translate almost 500 pages of Firebird documentation into English using professional translation service, which will ensure the quality of translation.

So, if you would like to have Firebird 2.5 and 3.0 Language Reference in English in the first quarter of 2015, please help Firebird Project now with your donations (please use PayPal option): http://www.firebirdsql.org/en/donate/

Please don't think that somebody else will pay for Firebird documentation!

Collected money will go to translation of Firebird documentation and, if USD$ 7000 threshold will be exceeded, for further development of next volumes: «Firebird Operations Guide» and others.
October 23, 2014
Firebird Conference 2014 is ready to start in Prague, Czech Republic. 2 days of talks and conversations with Firebird core developers and leading Firebird companies, and a meeting point for all Firebird users!


October 21, 2014
New Firebird SQL case study: MASA (Elekt Labs) is a statistical analysis and plan optimization solution for industrial plants. Complex system with 80Gb Firebird database inside, running in 24x7 mode. Read more here.
October 18, 2014
Firebird Conference 2014 schedule is available. Only few days left! Hurry up, registration is still open!

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