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October 31, 2004
Note this is a "Release Candidate", not an official release. We would like people to help test this before official release. Any comments issues, problems etc should be reported to the Firebird development list (not the bug tracker!).

Builds can be downloaded from the pre-release area. Windows, Linux, Linux NPTL and 64 bit Linux kits are all available under the appropriate subdirectories.

You can read details of bug fixes and enhancements in this release in the on-line release notes. Also included are some important notes for those of you who want to test the Linux NPTL builds. The latest notes include fixes not in RC1 but present in the unreleased RC2 or RC3 builds.

This release includes a fix for a known problem with events that caused the server to hog CPU after an abnormal termination under some conditions. If you who have experienced this bug, please test 1.5.2 and make sure that the problem has been resolved.
October 26, 2004
Jaybird 1.5.4 bugfix release can be downloaded. Includes some patches submitted by Gabriel Reid.
October 26, 2004
The NPTL (Native Posix Thread Library) Superserver for Linux build referred to in the release notes should be used if you are installing SS on Fedora Core or other Linuxen that use the New POSIX Threading Library (NPTL).
September 19, 2004
The Firebird ADO.NET Data Provider 1.7 Alpha 3 is available for download.

Release notes:
(Please, see the changelog for details)
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed bug #1015453.
    • Fixed bug #1017108.
    • Fixed execution of unicode sql commands (that doesn't use parameters) when working with the embedded server.
  • Improvements and bugfixes in the connection pooling implementation.
  • Added a new FbConnectionStringBuilder class. FbConnectionString class is now internal.
  • Reworked the usage (internal) of database and service parameter buffers and added new ones for blobs and transactions.
  • Improved information request made to the server (server version, statement type and number of rows affected by a insert, delete or update command)
  • Added some improvements in the database schema stuff.
  • Added changes to the FbDataReader.GetSchemaTable method to avoid schema command execution when the field doesn't belong to a firebird table.
September 17, 2004
Firebird JCA/JDBC Driver bugfix 1.5.1 released
September 10, 2004
The Firebird ADO.NET Data Provider 1.6.2 is available for download.

Release notes:
  • Bug Fixes (Please review the changelog for details)
    • Fixed bug #1017108
    • Fixed bug #1015453
    • Fixed bug #1013031
    • Fixed connection pooling that was non working properly.
    • Minor fixes to the unicode database support when working with the embedded server.
  • Better fit to ADO.NET in the FbDataReader class.
  • Added some improvements in the database schema stuff.
August 30, 2004
The newest release features full JDBC 2.0 compatibility (passed JDBC CTS 1.3.1 suite), new JDBC and X/Open specification features and a group of Firebird-specific interface features.

The Type 2 driver support now enables use of all of the supported Firebird client models, including Windows embedded server. This driver can also be used with InterBase 6.5 and 7.0.

The JDBC connection pool has been completely reimplemented, with multi-threaded connections, prepared statement caching and more enhancements.
August 25, 2004
Two Release Notes documents are applicable to Firebird 1.5.1:
  • Firebird_v1.5.ReleaseNotes.pdf, the release notes that were distributed with the initial full 1.5 release
  • Firebird_v1.5.1.ReleaseNotes.pdf contains a list, with brief descriptions, of changes implemented in v.1.5.1. It also has a list of errata regarding the full release notes document.
Both documents are in Win32 installer kits and will be installed in the \doc directory beneath FirebirdRoot. The main (v.1.5) document may have been omitted from some Linux kits. It is available here, in several languages.

Windows Embedded Server Notes
The v.1.5.1 release kit for Windows embedded went out with a serious mistake in the file \doc\README_embedded.txt. The mistake was corrected on August 11 and the corrected file was visible in the CVS viewer on Aug.15. To be sure you have the right info, go to the firebird2/doc branch and select the files tagged "B1_5_Release". The version number of the corrected file is 1.1.2.3.
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