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May 08, 2017
Jiri Cincura announces the 5.9.0.0 Release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird.

Except for few bug fixes, the main focus was on re-implementing events. There’s quite a few changes in FbRemoteEvent.

Overview of changes can be found in tracker.

You can download them in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!
May 07, 2017
We are happy to announce the release of Jaybird 3.0.0.

Jaybird 3.0 is a big change from Jaybird 2.2 and earlier. The entire low-level implementation has been rewritten to be able to support protocol improvements in newer Firebird versions. We have also made changes with a stricter interpretation of the JDBC requirements, and removed some parts that were either obsolete or not functioning correctly.

Most notable changes in Jaybird 3:

  • Support for wire protocol versions 11, 12, and 13 (without support for encryption and compression); protocol version 13 contributed by Hajime Nakagami
  • Support for the Firebird 3 SRP (Secure Remote Password) authentication mechanism (contributed by Hajime Nakagami)
  • Support for streaming backup and restore (contributed by Ivan Arabadzhiev)
  • Improved Firebird 3 support
  • Improved and stricter JDBC support (including improved java.time support, and more optional methods implemented)
  • Initial JDBC 4.3 (Java 9) support (without real module support)
  • New implementation of the native/embedded Type 2 driver using JNA (a jaybird .dll/.so is no longer needed)
  • Improved character set handling
  • Removal of (buggy) connection pool implementation
  • Removal/replacement of (internal) GDS API

And a large number of smaller bug fixes, improvements, and changes.

We recommend that you do not consider Jaybird 3.0 a drop-in replacement for Jaybird 2.2, and study the release notes carefully. Test your application with Jaybird 3.0 before using it in production.

Jaybird 3.0 supports Firebird 2.0 and higher, on Java 7, 8 and 9. Basic Java 9 compatibility is provided through the Java 8 version of the driver.

See also:

April 10, 2017
The Firebird JDBC team is happy to announce the release of Jaybird 2.2.13.

The following has been changed or fixed in Jaybird 2.2.13:

  • Improved: Support for Firebird 4 object name length of 63 characters (JDBC-467)
  • Various improvements to thread safety and incomplete object validity checks. (JDBC-469) (JDBC-470)
  • Fixed: Generated keys query for table with space character (or any other character below \u00A0 that was not a-z, A-Z, 0-9, $, _, or :) in its (quoted) name returns empty generated keys result set (JDBC-481)
See the Jaybird 2.2.13 release notes for more information. Jaybird 2.2.13 can be downloaded from the JDBC Driver page.
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