Firebird News

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Firebird 4.0 Beta 1 release is available for testing

Firebird Project announces the first Beta release of Firebird 4.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.

This Beta release arrives with features and improvements already implemented by the Firebird development team, as well as with countless bugfixes. Our users are appreciated giving it a try and providing feedback to the development mailing list. Apparent bugs can be reported directly to the bugtracker.

Beta releases are not encouraged for production usage or any other goals that require a stable system. They are, however, recommended for those users who want to help in identifying issues and bottlenecks thus allowing to progress faster through the Beta/RC stages towards the final release.

Please read the Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Beta release.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Pure Elixir database driver for Firebird

Pure Elixir database driver for Firebird

Firebird 4.0 Built-in logical replication

Firebird 4.0 implemented Built-in logical replication is now merged

Here is the pull request

https://github.com/FirebirdSQL/firebird/pull/182


We know that is a long standing feature request

Firebird 4.0 Changed travis distribution used to Ubuntu xenial.

Firebird 4.0 is using Ubuntu xenial on travis .
https://travis-ci.org/FirebirdSQL/firebird

.travis.yml looks a lot simpler after this change.

Build Status 
ps: Here is official Travis CI announcement: Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 is available

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Max Transaction ID in Firebird



Firebird 3.0.x introduced 48-bit internal transaction IDs that are publicly (via API and MON$ tables) represented as 64-bit numbers. This makes the new limit roughly equal to 2.8*10^14 transactions, later it could be extended up to the 2^63 limit.


Related notice in Firebird 3.0.x release notes.
Related article about Posgtresql : How long will a 64 bit Transaction-ID last in PostgreSQL?