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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.
July 14, 2012
The Firebird JDBC team is happy to announce the release of Jaybird 2.2.0.

This release contains the following changes:
  • Enhanced support for JDBC 4.0 (Java 6)
  • Support for JDBC 4.1 (Java 7) — including try-with-resources support,
  • Implementation of getGeneratedKeys(),
  • Enhanced support for the services API,
  • Support for 64 bit native libraries for Type 2 / Embedded,
  • A number of bug fixes.
The release is also available on maven(*):
<groupId>org.firebirdsql.jdbc</groupId>
<artifactId>jaybird-jdkXX</artifactId>
<version>2.2.0</version>

The artifactId depends on your target Java version: jaybird-jdk15, jaybird-jdk16 or jaybird-jdk17.
July 04, 2012
Accordingly to its release lifetime policy, Firebird Project notifies that the Firebird v2.0 series has reached its end of life and thus will not be maintained anymore. The last official release in this series, Firebird 2.0.7, which has been announced this year, will be available from the "discontinued" section of the download area.
June 23, 2012
Firebird Project is pleased to announce Firebird 2.1.5 — the latest minor release in the Firebird 2.1 series.

Binary kits for Windows, Linux and MacOSX on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are immediately available for download. For MacOSX, LIPO (fat client) packages are also included. For the full list of changes please refer to the Release Notes See especially the bugs fixed in this sub-release. 
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