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August 15, 2019
New version of ADO.NET provider for Firebird is ready for download. The main focus of this release is wire encryption.
Overview of all the changes can be found in tracker.

You can download them in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!
June 28, 2019
Please participate in the testing of Firebird performance: below you can find the link to the simple test, which measures INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE performance of the Firebird server. The test is a SQL script for isql.exe: it creates a Firebird database, create a table with several indices, and then inserts, updates and deletes 1 million records. The size of a test database is ~3.6gb, time to run the script is 5-10 minutes, the result is a text output with times and execution statistics.

We found that test result mostly depends on the hardware (disk, CPU) and Firebird cache size: you can see the table with the preliminary results.
Please run the test on your original configuration, and then send the result to include to the table of results.

You can find the test SQL script and all details here.
June 24, 2019
The Firebird Project is happy to announce the general availability of Firebird 2.5.9 — the last minor release in the Firebird 2.5 series.

This sub-release introduces several bug fixes and a few improvements, please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. Binary kits for Windows, Linux and MacOS X (both 32-bit and 64-bit) are immediately available for download.

Also, in accordance with its release lifetime policy, the Firebird Project advises that the Firebird v2.5 series has reached its end-of-life and thus will not be maintained further. Once Firebird 4.0 is released, this last official release in the v.2.5 series, Firebird 2.5.9, will be moved to the "Discontinued Versions" section of the download area .
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