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August 02, 2013
Firebird Project announces the first Alpha release of Firebird 3.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.
 
This Alpha release arrives with an early preview of the features and improvements currently under development by the Firebird development team, as well as with countless bugfixes. Our users are appreciated giving it a try and providing feedback to the development mailing list. Apparent bugs can be reported directly to the bugtracker.
 
Alpha releases are not encouraged for production usage or any other goals that require a stable system. They are, however, recommended for those users who want to help in identifying issues and bottlenecks thus allowing to progress faster through the Beta/RC stages towards the final release.

Please read the Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Alpha release.
July 30, 2013
Jiri Cincura announces the 3.1.0.0 Release of ADO.NET provider for Firebird.

You can download it in the ".NET Provider" section of Downloads. Enjoy!
July 08, 2013
Alexander Potapchenko is happy to announce that he has released the v.2.0.2 ODBC/JDBC driver for Firebird. What's New document, sources and binaries for Windows and Linux 32-bit and 64-bit are ready to download.
June 25, 2013
FDB release 1.4 is out: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/fdb

Here is the changelog and the list of bugs fixed: http://pythonhosted.org/fdb/changelog.html#version-1-4
June 17, 2013
FDB release 1.3 is out: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/fdb

Here is the changelog and the list of bugs fixed: http://pythonhosted.org/fdb/changelog.html#version-1-3
May 27, 2013
The 5th issue of Firebird SQL Newsletter was delivered to all subscribers. You can read it online here.

In order to subscribe to the Firebird SQL Newsletter, please fill out this form and then click on the link in the confirmation email.
May 20, 2013
FDD 10 anos The site of the Firebird Developers Day’s 10th edition is now up and running. Interested people can already subscribe on-line to the conference.

Spread the news and come to comemorate the 10th anniversary of the biggest Firebird Conference in the world.

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.
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