Hello, and welcome to the Firebird Documentation Subproject homepage. If you're a Firebird user and looking for documentation, visit the Documentation section.

If you are interested in how we write and produce our manuals, read on.

Subproject activities

Our goal is to produce a fully cross-linked documentation set for Firebird. We author the docs in DocBook XML format and then render them to HTML and PDF with a combination of tools. For details, you can have a look at our doc writer's manuals — see the links further below.

Do you want to help us on a regular basis, or do you have a one-time contribution to make? We can use all the help we can get, and we are always happy to publish useful documentation or link to it from our website. Firebird is a great product, but it still lacks sufficient documentation!

If you want to contact us, please post a message to the Firebird-docs list or email to paul at vinkenoog dot nl.

As from 2005, all our documentation is released under the open-source Public Documentation License.

Docwriters' documentation

Online Documentation Downloadable Version
Intro to Writing Firebird Docs (conference session) PDF available
Firebird Docbuilding Howto 
Firebird Docbuilding Howto (Spanish)
Firebird Docbuilding Howto (Italian)
Firebird Docbuilding Howto (Brazilian Portuguese)
PDF available
PDF available
PDF available
PDF available
Firebird Docwriting Guide
Firebird Docwriting Guide (Italian)
Firebird Docwriting Guide (Brazilian Portuguese)
PDF available
PDF available
PDF available


If you have any comments or ideas, please share them with us through the Firebird-docs list. We appreciate your feedback!


Paul Vinkenoog: paulvink at users.sourceforge.net


The Firebird Documentation team