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May 11, 2013

The Firebird JDBC team is happy to announce the release of Jaybird 2.2.3.

This release contains the following fixes:

  • Fixed incorrect synchronization in native and embedded protocol (JNI) implementation for iscBlobInfo and iscSeekBlob (JDBC-300)

WARNING: Although Jaybird strives for correct synchronization, a JDBC Connection, and its dependent objects should be used from a single Thread at a time, sharing on multiple threads concurrently is not advisable. 

  • Fixed holdable ResultSet is closed on auto-commit (JDBC-304, JDBC-305)
  • Fixed table names missing or padded with spaces in Database view of IntelliJ IDEA (JDBC-308, IDEA-100786)
  • Fixed incorrect JDBC minor version reported under Java 7; this resulted in an incorrect column name (for Java 7) in the metadata of DatabaseMetaData.getColumns(...) (JDBC-309)
  • Added IOException to cause of GDSException with error 335544721; “Unable to complete network request to host “”” for further investigation (JDBC-306)

The release is also available on maven(*):

<groupId>org.firebirdsql.jdbc</groupId>
<artifactId>jaybird-jdkXX</artifactId>
<version>2.2.3</version>

* The artifactId depends on your target Java version: jaybird-jdk15, jaybird-jdk16 or jaybird-jdk17

March 30, 2013
The second edition of Helen Borrie's The Firebird Book is now available to purchase in both electronic and print formats. Details in the Books page.
March 25, 2013
The Firebird Project releases important security updates addressing a remote stack buffer overflow discovered in the Firebird Server during March, 2013.

This vulnerability allows an unauthenticated user to crash the server and opens a gate for remote code execution, so it's highly recommended to upgrade your server installations. Security updates are available for Firebird 2.5.2 and Firebird 2.1.5 versions. They don't include any changes other than the bugfix for the aforementioned buffer overrun.
March 15, 2013
Firebird Foundation, the non-profit organization which finances Firebird development, will have Annual General Meeting (AGM) at March 20, 2013.

The AGM addresses the issues that are required to continue functioning from year to year: review the finances, hear what the committee(s) have been doing, elect a new committee.

This is a good moment to join Firebird Foundation as voting ($300) or associate ($50) member.
March 11, 2013
FDB release 1.0 is out: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/fdb

Improvements:
  • Removed dependency on presence of fbclient library at import time. This caused some confusion to new users when fdb install failed when Firebird was not (yet) installed.
Bugs Fixed:
February 03, 2013

The Firebird JDBC team is happy to announce the release of Jaybird 2.2.2.

This release contains the following fixes:

  • Fixed: FBMaintenanceManager.listLimboTransactions() reports incorrect transaction id when the result contains multi-site transactions in limbo (JDBC-266)
  • Fixed: Calling PreparedStatement.setClob(int, Clob) with a non-Firebird Clob (eg like Hibernate does) or calling PreparedStatement.setClob(int, Reader) throws FBSQLException: “You can't start before the beginning of the blob” (JDBC-281)
  • Fixed: Connection property types not properly processed from isc_dpb_types.properties (JDBC-284)
  • Fixed: JNI implementation of parameter buffer writes incorrect integers (JDBC-285, JDBC-286)
  • Changed: Throw SQLException when calling execute, executeQuery, executeUpdate and addBatch methods accepting a query string on a PreparedStatement or CallableStatement as required by JDBC 4.0 (JDBC-288)
  • Fixed: LIKE escape character JDBC escape ({escape '<char>'}) doesn't work (JDBC-290)
  • Added: Support for a connect timeout using connection property connectTimeout. This property can be specified in the JDBC URL or Properties object or on the DataSource. If the connectTimeout property is not specified, the general DriverManager property loginTimeout is used. The value is the timeout in seconds. (JDBC-295)

The release is also available on maven(*):

<groupId>org.firebirdsql.jdbc</groupId>
<artifactId>jaybird-jdkXX</artifactId>
<version>2.2.2</version>

 * The artifactId depends on your target Java version: jaybird-jdk15, jaybird-jdk16 or jaybird-jdk17.

February 01, 2013
Roger Vellacott Recently we learned with sorrow of the death of Roger Vellacott in November, from cancer.

Roger was a significant contributor to Firebird and its community from the earliest days, as a voting member of the Firebird Foundation and a regular contributor to support forums. The company he led, Passfield Data Systems, in Bath, U.K., is a Firebird sponsor.

We extend our sincere condolences to Roger's family and his colleagues at Passfield.

Firebird Project
December 01, 2012
FDB release 0.9.9 (a.k.a. almost final) is out: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/fdb

New Features:
  • Firebird ARRAY support.
Other changes:
  • Cursor.execute() returns Self, so it could be used as iterator.
  • Reading output from Services now uses more efficient method to get data from server.
Bugs Fixed:
  • Fix: precision_cache in Connection works as intended.
Full Documentation is here (or in the docs folder in the tar.gz).
November 20, 2012
As it turned out, there was a small regression in 3.0.1, so Jiri Cincura had to release ADO.NET Provider 3.0.2.

You can download it in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads.
November 19, 2012
Jiri Cincura announces the 3.0.1 sub-release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird.

You can download it in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!
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