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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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