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November 07, 2012
Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 2.5.2 — a minor release of the award-winning relational database management system.

This sub-release introduces several bug fixes and a few improvements, please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. All users upgrading from Firebird 2.5.1 are strongly advised to migrate databases using gbak backup/restore, see the details in the release notes. To download Firebird 2.5.2, please visit the Downloads section.

October 26, 2012
Today Jiri Cincura announced the 3.0.0 release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird and the 3.0.0 release of the Firebird DDEX Provider for Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010/2012.

You can download them in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!
October 23, 2012
Firebird 2012 Conference schedule was just published http://firebirdsql.org/en/firebird-conference-2012/

Firebird Conference 2012 will take place on October 26-27 in Luxembourg. Only 2 days left!
October 12, 2012
DRB Systems, producer of POS systems for carwash industry (see case study) decided to upgrade their sponsorship from Gold to Platinum this year.

Firebird Project developers and Firebird Foundation Committee would like to thank DRB Systems and personally Steve Summers for the ongoing support of Firebird SQL.

Monetary support of Firebird development is especially important due to the fact that Firebird 3 is going to be released next year.

For the list of sponsors, please review http://www.firebirdsql.org/en/sponsors/

How to become a sponsor: http://www.firebirdsql.org/en/how-to-become-a-sponsor/
September 30, 2012
The Firebird JDBC team is happy to announce the release of Jaybird 2.2.1.

This release contains the following fixes:
  • Fixed: UnsatisfiedLinkError in libjaybird22(_x64).so undefined symbol: _ZTVN10__cxxabiv117__class_type_infoE on Linux (JDBC-259)
  • Added connection property columnLabelForName for backwards compatible behavior of ResultSetMetaData#getColumnName(int) and compatibility with bug in com.sun.rowset.CachedRowSetImpl (JDBC-260)
Set property to true for backwards compatible behavior (getColumnName() returns the column label); don't set the property or set it to false for JDBC-compliant behavior (recommended).
  • Fixed: setString(column, null) on “? IS (NOT) NULL” condition does not set parameter to NULL (JDBC-264)
  • The charSet connection property now accepts all aliases of the supported Java character sets (eg instead of only Cp1252 now windows-1252 is also accepted) (JDBC-267)
  • Fixed: values of charSet property are case-sensitive (JDBC-268)
  • Fixed: setting a parameter as NULL with the native protocol does not work when Firebird describes the parameter as not nullable (JDBC-271)
The release is also available on maven(*):
<groupId>org.firebirdsql.jdbc</groupId>
<artifactId>jaybird-jdkXX</artifactId>
<version>2.2.1</version>

The artifactId depends on your target Java version: jaybird-jdk15, jaybird-jdk16 or jaybird-jdk17.
September 26, 2012
The presentations' list for Firebird Conference 2012 is available at the conference page: http://firebirdsql.org/en/firebird-conference-2012/

More details about main presentations will be published soon too.

Please remember — Early Bird discounts for Firebird Conference are valid only till October 1, 2012!
September 17, 2012
The Jaybird team would like to invite developers and users of Jaybird to fill out a survey on your use of Jaybird (Firebird JDBC driver). You can find the survey at http://infopoll.net/live/surveys/s36021.htm.

The results of the survey will be used to decide where to focus development of the upcoming Jaybird versions. 
September 13, 2012
The Firebird Project team is happy to announce that the release candidate for the Firebird 2.5.2 sub-release is ready for testing. This includes packages for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X platforms, as well as the source code tarball.

Please test as much as possible and report bugs and regressions to the firebird-devel mailing list.
September 11, 2012
As you know, Firebird Conference 2012 will take place in Luxembourg, October 26-27.
http://firebirdsql.org/en/firebird-conference-2012/

Early Bird registration for Firebird Conference 2012 in Luxembourg is now open. For those who register before October 1 there are discounts from standard EUR190/GBP169 attendee fee:
  • 10% discount for single attendee: EUR 171/GBP152
  • 20% discount for group 3+: EUR 153/GBP135.2
Register now!

Please feel free to ask any questions: case@firebirdsql.org.
September 04, 2012
Jiri Cincura announces the V.2.0.6 sub-release of the Firebird DDEX Provider for Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010/2012.
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