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March 11, 2013
FDB release 1.0 is out:

  • Removed dependency on presence of fbclient library at import time. This caused some confusion to new users when fdb install failed when Firebird was not (yet) installed.
Bugs Fixed:
February 03, 2013

The Firebird JDBC team is happy to announce the release of Jaybird 2.2.2.

This release contains the following fixes:

  • Fixed: FBMaintenanceManager.listLimboTransactions() reports incorrect transaction id when the result contains multi-site transactions in limbo (JDBC-266)
  • Fixed: Calling PreparedStatement.setClob(int, Clob) with a non-Firebird Clob (eg like Hibernate does) or calling PreparedStatement.setClob(int, Reader) throws FBSQLException: “You can't start before the beginning of the blob” (JDBC-281)
  • Fixed: Connection property types not properly processed from (JDBC-284)
  • Fixed: JNI implementation of parameter buffer writes incorrect integers (JDBC-285, JDBC-286)
  • Changed: Throw SQLException when calling execute, executeQuery, executeUpdate and addBatch methods accepting a query string on a PreparedStatement or CallableStatement as required by JDBC 4.0 (JDBC-288)
  • Fixed: LIKE escape character JDBC escape ({escape '<char>'}) doesn't work (JDBC-290)
  • Added: Support for a connect timeout using connection property connectTimeout. This property can be specified in the JDBC URL or Properties object or on the DataSource. If the connectTimeout property is not specified, the general DriverManager property loginTimeout is used. The value is the timeout in seconds. (JDBC-295)

The release is also available on maven(*):


 * The artifactId depends on your target Java version: jaybird-jdk15, jaybird-jdk16 or jaybird-jdk17.

February 01, 2013
Roger Vellacott Recently we learned with sorrow of the death of Roger Vellacott in November, from cancer.

Roger was a significant contributor to Firebird and its community from the earliest days, as a voting member of the Firebird Foundation and a regular contributor to support forums. The company he led, Passfield Data Systems, in Bath, U.K., is a Firebird sponsor.

We extend our sincere condolences to Roger's family and his colleagues at Passfield.

Firebird Project
December 01, 2012
FDB release 0.9.9 (a.k.a. almost final) is out:

New Features:
  • Firebird ARRAY support.
Other changes:
  • Cursor.execute() returns Self, so it could be used as iterator.
  • Reading output from Services now uses more efficient method to get data from server.
Bugs Fixed:
  • Fix: precision_cache in Connection works as intended.
Full Documentation is here (or in the docs folder in the tar.gz).
November 20, 2012
As it turned out, there was a small regression in 3.0.1, so Jiri Cincura had to release ADO.NET Provider 3.0.2.

You can download it in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads.
November 19, 2012
Jiri Cincura announces the 3.0.1 sub-release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird.

You can download it in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!
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

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

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