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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 .
June 03, 2019
The 16th Firebird Developers Day (FDD) will take place in Piracicaba-SP, Brazil, in August, 3.
Registrations are open at
FDD is the biggest Firebird Conference in the world (in number of attendees).
All Portuguese speakers are invited to visit the new conference site, check the topics and register!
Several tools, components, etc. will be sold with very special discounts during the conference day.
Among the Brazilians specialists is Carlos Cantu, author of three Firebird books, including the Migration Guide to Firebird 3, as well as Alexey Kovyazin (IBSurgeon) as a special international speaker.

May 25, 2019
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