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December 30, 2011
Yesterday the second issue of Firebird SQL Project newsletter was delivered to all subscribers. This issue includes announcements of official Firebird channels at YouTube and SlideShare, the full list of materials from Firebird Conference 2011, and also digest of recent community news. You can read the second issue online

We strongly encourage you to subscribe to Firebird SQL project newsletter in order to receive new issues in time.
December 19, 2011
Firebird Project is happy to bring you early Christmas gift packed as ADO.NET provider for Firebird version 2.7. This version brings important bug fixes and logging improvements.

This release wouldn’t be possible without support of people/companies using provider actively. Big thanks to them.

You can download it in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!
December 14, 2011
Special gifts for the new members of Firebird Foundation till December 31, 2011:
  • 3 *FREE* FB TraceManager Enterprise licenses (incl. 1 year subscription) for the next 3 members who either renew a VOTING membership or join as a VOTING member
  • 3 *FREE* FB TraceManager Standard licenses (incl. 1 year subscription) for the next 3 members who either renew an ASSOCIATE membership or join as an ASSOCIATE member
  • 3 *FREE* FBDataGuard licenses for the next 3 members who either renew a VOTING membership or join as a VOTING member
  • 3 *FREE* FBScanner 3 licenses for the next 3 members who either renew a VOTING membership or join as a VOTING member
(by "Renew membership" we mean memberships which were excluded from the list there http://www.firebirdsql.org/en/members/)

Hurry up — JOIN NOW, only 9 gifts for new VOTING members and 3 for new ASSOCIATE members of Firebird Foundation!
November 27, 2011
Firebird Conference 2011 is over. It was very intensive, bright and interesting. I would like to thank conference organizers, Sita Software, and personally Vincenzo Sita and Jas Madhur, for the great event and their hospitality. Also many thanks goes to sponsors, IBSurgeon, vendor of recovery and optimization tools, and IBPhoenix, Firebird support company, for their help in organizing conference.

More details, photos and impressions will be available in the next issue of Firebird Newsletter. Subscribe now if you are not subscribed yet!

Presentations and recordings from conference will be available in 2 weeks, stay tuned!
November 25, 2011
The first day of Firebird Conference 2011 is started. Real-time photos and tweets are available at FirebirdSQL Facebook page and through Twitter tag #fbcon11.
November 11, 2011
Yesterday the first issue of Firebird SQL Project newsletter was delivered to all subscribers. This issue includes the letter from the President of Firebird Foundation Philippe Makowski, short story about Firebird Developers Day in Brazil and digest of recent community news. You can read this issue online.

We strongly encourage you to subscribe to Firebird SQL project newsletter in order to receive new issues in time.

November 09, 2011
Announcements of talks at Firebird Conference 2011 — talks from Dmitry Yemanov and Alex Peshkov: http://www.firebirdsql.org/en/firebird-conference-2011-topics.

There will be more announcements soon — stay tuned!
October 04, 2011

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 2.5.1 — a minor release of the award-winning relational database management system.

This sub-release introduces several bug fixes and many important improvements — for example, performance improvements during a database restore, the ability to write to global temporary tables in read-only databases, etc.

For the full list of changes please refer to the Release Notes, Chapter 2 "New in Firebird 2.5". Firebird 2.5.1 has 100% compatible on-disk structure with Firebird 2.5.0, so it is recommended to migrate to 2.5.1 as soon as possible. To download Firebird 2.5.1, please visit the Downloads section.

October 04, 2011
The Firebird Project invites all Firebird users and developers to participate in the Firebird Conference 2011, which will take place in Luxembourg, November 25-26, 2011.

The Firebird Conference 2011 will be devoted to a variety of important topics: Firebird SQL language improvements, performance, optimization, database protection and recovery, and many others.

A number of presentations will be done by the Firebird Core team, which will ensure access to information at the best technical levels. The Firebird Conference 2011 will be a place to improve your Firebird development skills and give a chance to ask questions directly to Firebird Core team.

More information: www.firebirdsql.org/en/firebird-conference-2011/
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