Firebird News

Monday, June 07, 2021

New Flamerobin snapshot available : version 0.9.3.8 with a few fixes and features



New Flamerobin snapshot available : version 0.9.3.8 with a few fixes and features:

New features
  • Indexes, Functions, Packages, Global Temporaries, DB Triggers and DDL Triggers supported
  • New localized grid support, allows to use commas or dots for decimal separator (View->Preferences->General: Use language locale settings

Enhancements and Bug fixes
  • Fix Dependency tab not showing Functions and triggers
  • Fix slow opening of remote database

For more info please read commit history log

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 4.0

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 4.0 — the latest major release of the Firebird relational database.

Firebird 4.0 introduces new data types and many improvements without radical changes in architecture or operation, the most important are:
Built-in logical replication;
Extended length of metadata identifiers (up to 63 characters);
New INT128 and DECFLOAT data types, longer precision for NUMERIC/DECIMAL data types;
Support for international time zones;
Configurable time-outs for connections and statements;
Pooling of external connections;
Batch operations in the API;
Built-in cryptographic functions;
New ODS (version 13) with new system and monitoring tables;
Maximum page size increased to 32KB.

Please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. The complete Language Reference is also available.

Binary kits for Windows, Linux and Android platforms (both 32-bit and 64-bit) are immediately available for download.

Friday, March 12, 2021

New Flamerobin snapshot available! 0.9.3.7 with a few fixes and small features

New Flamerobin snapshot available! 0.9.3.7 with a few fixes and small features

https://github.com/mariuz/flamerobin/releases/tag/0.9.3.7

Take a look, test and comment!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Firebird 3.0 Language Reference (English) Released

The Firebird Documentation Team is proud to announce the first release of the English Firebird 3.0 Language Reference (HTML, PDF). You can also find it on the Documentation page. This new Language Reference covers all SQL syntax of Firebird 3.0.

The new English Firebird 3.0 Language Reference is based in part on the Russian Firebird 3.0 Language Reference, but is not a direct translation (though we thankfully copied parts of it). Work has also been started on the Firebird 4.0 Language Reference.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

New version of RedExpert 2021.02 has been released

New version of RedExpert 2021.02 is available with a few fixes

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Firebird 4.0 RC1 Docker image based on Debian buster is released

You can use and test Firebird 4.0 RC1 Docker image based on Debian buster

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Interesting discussion on HN : LibreOffice tells businesses: Get off Community version, you are hurting devs

Interesting discussion on HackerNews : LibreOffice tells businesses: Get off Community version, you are hurting devs

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26054160

Jaybird 4.0.2 and 3.0.10 released

Jaybird 4.0.2 and 3.0.10 have been released.

Firebird 4.0 Release Candidate 1 is available for testing


Firebird Project announces the first Release Candidate of Firebird 4.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing on Windows and Linux platforms.

This Release Candidate demonstrates the complete set of features and improvements developed for the new release. Release Candidates are generally considered stable enough and may be recommended for testing in "almost-production" environments. 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.

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

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Firebird Embedded in a sandboxed MacOS App

For those who might not be aware, Firebird on MacOS is now relocatable, in that you don't necessarily have to install it as a Framework, this also means that you can create an embedded version out of the current installer.

The rest of article is here on Paul's blog