Sunday, July 16, 2023

Firebird-driver 1.9.0 released

The firebird-driver package provides official Python Database API 2.0-compliant driver. In addition to the minimal feature set of the standard Python DB API, this driver also exposes the new (interface-based) client API introduced in Firebird 3, and number of additional extensions and enhancements for convenient use of Firebird RDBMS. The driver is written as pure-Python package (requires Python 3.8+) on top of Firebird client library ( using ctypes. Driver supports Firebird version 3.0 and higher.

You can download this driver from PyPI or install it using pip.

This version intruduces initial support for Firebird 5.0 new API and features.

See the Changelog for full details.

New features in Firebird 5, Annual General Meeting, elections, and a bit of Firebird history

In this video we discuss the new features of Firebird 5 with Dmitry Yemanov (core developer, RedSoft), Jason Wharton (IBObjects, Temporary Secretary of Firebird Foundation) and Alexey Kovyazin (IBSurgeon, Firebird Foundation Comittee member), then we announce elections during the Annual General Meeting.

In the end of the video Jason, as one of the founders of Firebird Foundation, remembers how everything started.

July 24: Annual General Meeting of Firebird Foundation

All members of Firebird Foundation - please participate in Annual General Meeting at July 24, 2023! We need to elect new President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Email was sent to ffmembers, if you did not receive it, please check your spam folder.

If you do not have access to FFMembers mail list (ffmembers at googlegroups com), please contact Alexey Kovyazin directly (ak at ib-aid com).