Firebird News

Monday, October 25, 2004

patches explanation from sony
on tiny linux mailing list

http://www.selenic.com/pipermail/linux-tiny/2004-October/000049.html

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

FlameRobin screenshots on mac os-x

Michael Hieke (a new developer) managed to build flamerobin on os-x
Here are some screenshots and some feedback
I like this part :"So I will give this a try sometime, but I'm not putting anything version 0.2 on my computer at the moment. The screen shot looks very good tho, it already looks like it is better than the one bundled with Oracle."

First the main window at

Then the ExecuteSqlFrame window at

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

How-to for building firebird 2.0, 1.5.x and vulcan

cat firebird20/compile_fb20.sh
cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/firebird login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/firebird co firebird2

cd firebird2
./autogen.sh --enable-debug --prefix=/opt/firebird20 --enable-superserver
make



to get the 1.5.1 version you need to change the checkout line

Here are the scripts updated for 1.5.x and vulcan
I hope is the right branch :)


cat compile_firebird_15x.sh
cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/firebird login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/firebird co -rB1_5_Release firebird2

cd firebird2
./autogen.sh --enable-debug --prefix=/opt/firebird --enable-superserver
make
make install


and here is for vulcan

cat compile_vulcan.sh
cvs -d:pserver:fbReaders@cvs.netfrastructure.com:/usr/local/cvs login
# password is fulda conference
cvs -d:pserver:fbReaders@cvs.netfrastructure.com:/usr/local/cvs checkout vulcan

cd vulcan
chmod +x autogen.sh
./autogen.sh
cd src
./set_platform linux32
./boot_build
./build

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

firebird/flamerobin tutorial on linux for life (l4l.be)

http://susehelp.l4l.be/devel/sql/sqltutor_01.html

maybe i should translate it one day :)

Sunday, October 10, 2004

JayBird 1.5.2 released

Added release notes on freshmeat page and on the theserverside.com :
"Thank you for posting a news article on TheServerSide! Your article must first be authorized by a member of TSS staff for relevancy, clarity, etc. It may be slightly editted for grammatical/formatting errors, etc."


Here is the full release announcement done by Roman:
"Hi,

JayBird 1.5.2 is available for download. It contains fixes to the issues posted in this group. There should be no more "invalid statement handles" and result sets should be correctly released when using the connection pool.
Hopefully also the "cannot start transaction, local transaction active" is gone too, at least I have added some more fixes.

Additionally I made it possible to specify both isc_dpb_lc_ctype and charSet encodings. In this case lc_ctype is passed to the database, charSet is used to convert bytes to characters. Most useful case is when lc_ctype=NONE.
Previoulsy driver used the default JVM encoding to convert bytes into strings, now you can enforce the encoding you like and do not depend on the regional settings of the host OS.

I have tried to build it with JDK 1.5, but it was not successfull. The build system cannot run with 1.5 (the target="1.2" part in build.xml and the used version of Ant does not understand 1.5), and at least JNDI code from the pool does not compile due to use of generics in JNDI API. Most likely one can build driver by using the "compatibility" mode of the compiler, but the
build system must be fixed (probably requires upgrade of Ant). I think we would need to split the code bases the same way I did it for JDK 1.3 and JDK 1.4. Are there any volunteers for this task?

Roman"

update :
"JayBird 1.5.3 is available for download. Release contains fix for the
ClassFormatException reported today.
Roman


Monday, October 04, 2004

Added release news of jaybird and flamerobin

- jaybird on freshmeat [DONE]
- flamerobin on fresmeat [DONE]
- lxer [done by alex]
- neowin.net [done by alex]
- linuxcompatible.org [done by alex]
- newsforge.net [done by alex ]
- gnomedesktop.org [done]
- warp2search.net [done]
- osdir.com[done]
- linuxelectrons.com [done]

- linuxtoday [submited]
- osnews [submited]
- pclinuxonline.com [ submited]
- databasejournal.com [submited]
- devshed.com[submited]

- developers.slashdot.org [rejected :(]

To do announce flamerobin release on:

- linuxpr.com [to do for jaybird]
- betanews.net []
- softpedia.net []

Saturday, October 02, 2004

WINDOWS MEDIA TEST (on linux) - Thanks MTV2

We have detected your browser does not have the required Windows Media 9 plug-in to play this video.

http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_videomods_home.html

ps: this was when you try to play some videos on them site (Yah and i'm on looonix)
A good interview http://www.linux-mag.com/2004-07/rundgren_01.html
No wonder there are no good videos on MTV ... or music


LM: Do you ever want to create a new groundbreaking music video with modern technologies?

RUNDGREN: I do, but there's little demand today for music videos. There used to be a thriving, hungry market for music videos, but now most of the so-called music video outlets like MTV and VH-1 are doing reality programming -- they're not filling up their time with new videos. So the obstacle for me isn't daunting technology, it's simply the fact that there's nobody to play the result.