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April 21, 2021
Denis Simonov, editor and contributor of Firebird Language Reference, and also the author of Firebird Developer Guide, has written the "Short Firebird Migration Guide To Firebird 4.0" (also available as PDF):
  1. Manual installation of Firebird 40 on Windows                                             
  2. Converting the database to a new format                                                   
  3. Migrating database aliases                                                                
  4. Migrating user list                                                                       
  5. Configuring Trusted Authentication                                                        
  6. Application-level incompatibilities                                                         
Well, it is not that short: 23 pages of essential information about Firebird 4 migration.
It covers migration from 3.0 and from 2.5, since many people still use 2.5, but plan to jump to 4.0 due to native replication and improved performance.
We are expecting Firebird 4 release very, very soon, so, if you are eager to be the first to try it, download the most recent snapshot, read this Migration Guide, and do the test migration!
 
Denis Simonov, editor and contributor of Firebird Language Reference, and also the author of Firebird Developer Guide, has written the "Short Firebird Migration Guide To Firebird 4.0" (also available as PDF):
  1. Manual installation of Firebird 40 on Windows                                             
  2. Converting the database to a new format                                                   
  3. Migrating database aliases                                                                
  4. Migrating user list                                                                       
  5. Configuring Trusted Authentication                                                        
  6. Application-level incompatibilities                                                         
Well, it is not that short: 23 pages of essential information about Firebird 4 migration.
It covers migration from 3.0 and from 2.5, since many people still use 2.5, but plan to jump to 4.0 due to native replication and improved performance.
We are expecting Firebird 4 release very, very soon, so, if you are eager to be the first to try it, download the most recent snapshot, read this Migration Guide, and do the test migration!
April 09, 2021
We decided to launch a more or less regular "Firebird performance newsletter", devoted to performance tests, tips, tricks, configuration improvements, etc.

In the first issue, we have the following:

  • Comparing Firebird 4 vs Firebird 3 Write Performance,
  • Choosing the best AWS EC2 instance for the maximum Firebird write performance,
  • Recent results from INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE test
You can read it here.
We decided to launch a more or less regular "Firebird performance newsletter", devoted to performance tests, tips, tricks, configuration improvements, etc.

In the first issue, we have the following:

  • Comparing Firebird 4 vs Firebird 3 Write Performance,
  • Choosing the best AWS EC2 instance for the maximum Firebird write performance,
  • Recent results from INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE test
You can read it here.
April 07, 2021
New version 8.0.1.0 of ADO.NET provider for Firebird is ready for download.

This a small fix for a – sadly critical – bug that slipped through the 8.0.0 release. I recommend updating immediately.

An overview of all the changes can be found in our tracker.
You can get the bits from NuGet FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient, EntityFramework.Firebird and FirebirdSql.EntityFrameworkCore.Firebird (or from firebirdsql.org).

New version 8.0.1.0 of ADO.NET provider for Firebird is ready for download.

This a small fix for a – sadly critical – bug that slipped through the 8.0.0 release. I recommend updating immediately.

An overview of all the changes can be found in our tracker.
You can get the bits from NuGet FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClientEntityFramework.Firebird and FirebirdSql.EntityFrameworkCore.Firebird (or from firebirdsql.org).

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