Firebird News

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Firebird inside Firebird in DotNet External Engine (FbNetExternalEngine)

You can load any .NET code in FbNetExternalEngine also as Proof Of Concept you can also load Firebird Embedded inside that in server (Firebird inside Firebird in DotNet External Engine).

Friday, July 21, 2017

Firebird 3.0.3 for MacOSX (Beta)

A beta version of a 64bit Firebird 3.0.3 for MacOSX is now available as a download for those of you who might be interested in trying it. http://www.ibphoenix.com/download/firebird/30

Changing the HASH function (Firebird CORE-4436)

There is an interesting discussion on firebird-devel about changing and extending the hash function in Firebird (related to CORE-4436)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Firebird support for Decfloat will be enabled in Firebird 4.0



Firebird support for Decfloat will be enabled in Firebird 4.0 (Can be tested with latest snapshots)

Decfloat is a new SQL:2016 standard type introduced by IBM in DB2

Firebird Documentation Funding 2017

Documentation Funding 2017 Reached close to 3500$ of the 5000$ Goal , We need more help to reach the target https://www.firebirdsql.org/en/doc-funding-2017/


The Firebird Project's 2017 project is to translate into English the Firebird Developer Guide, a Russian-language work sponsored by IBSurgeon and Moscow Exchange, edit and review it and publish it in the project's documentation library. For this project, as ever, we need funding. This is your opportunity to make it happen, by contributing whatever you can to our crowdfunding campaign.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

HSQLDB binary format import



Tender approved in the budget by the TDF board


In order to remove the legacy Java / HSQLDB database completely, and move fully to Firebird in LibreOffice 5.4 it is necessary to be able to import old document data with high fidelity from the HSQLDB binary file format which we have used (for performance) inside so many of our existing ODB files. This task involves reading the existing (reasonably simple) Java serialization code, and writing an (import only) filter to import this data safely into base.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

LibreOffice bug #106866 is now fixed : When I change the field length of the result is multiplied by 4 each time (firebird, varchar)

Bunth Tamás committed a patch related to issue #106866: query character size instead of bytes

It has been pushed to "master":
It will be available in 5.4.0. The patch should be included in the daily builds available at 
More information about daily builds can be found at: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Testing_Daily_Builds 
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Firebird bug CORE-5452 is fixed : Segfault when engine's dynamic library is unloaded right after closing worker threads


Firebird bug CORE-5452 is fixed http://tracker.firebirdsql.org/browse/CORE-5452

The issue was reported multiple times in Firebird devel list, I will mention here Damyan Ivanov (Debian) and Stephan Bergmann. (RedHat)

And related commit in Firebird 3.0 branch

https://github.com/FirebirdSQL/firebird/commit/40f782ae3e918c4f3842571ff8064be1c4f54961

Stephan Bergmann contributed the patch to LibreOffice in external/firebird