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May 06, 2005
The world-wide Firebird Conference will take place at the Hotel Olsanka in Prague, Czech Republic, from the evening of Sunday, November 13 (opening session) until the evening of Tuesday, November 15 (closing session). There will be a dedicated web-page once we have more details to announce.

Firebird Foundation
May 05, 2005
The Firebird Project is pleased to announce the release today of the second round of Firebird 2.0 public Alpha kits for immediate download and testing.
  1. This version of Firebird 2 is an alpha version, meant for field testing only and not for use in production.
  2. All changes and new features are subject to further change and/or withdrawal in subsequent alpha and beta releases, leading up to final release. Do not assume that databases created by or upgraded to the on-disk structure of this alpha will be upwardly compatible with subsequent test builds/releases.
  3. Bugs, problems, etc. can be posted to the Field Test bug tracker or to the Firebird Development List.
Firebird 2 release contains a large number of new features. Alpha 2 includes fixes for several problems that showed up in the testing of Alpha 1. Please read the Release Notes for more details.

Downloads of builds for Linux-i686 and Win32 are currently available. Feedback, input and comments re this release will be appreciated.

Firebird Project
April 20, 2005
Full release of Firebird Classic 1.5.0 build 4290 for HP-UX 11 is now available for download. May not be immediately available from some mirrors. (Port contributed by Paul Beach, IBPhoenix).
April 05, 2005
Release notes for the v.2.0 Alpha are now available in French.
March 21, 2005
The Firebird Project is pleased to announce the release today of the first Firebird 2.0 public Alpha kits for immediate download and testing.
  1. This version of Firebird 2 is an alpha version, meant for field testing only and not for use in production.
  2. All changes and new features are subject to further change and/or withdrawal in subsequent alpha and beta releases, leading up to final release. Do not assume that databases created by or upgraded to the on-disk structure of this alpha will be upwardly compatible with subsequent test builds/releases.
  3. Bugs, problems, etc. can be posted to the Field Test bug tracker or to the Firebird Development List.
This release contains a large number of new features, including derived tables, support for Execute Block, increased table sizes, new improved index code (the 252-byte index length limit is no longer applicable), expression indices, numerous optimiser improvements, enhanced security features, support for on-line incremental backups along with numerous other improvements and bug fixes. Please read the Release Notes for more details.

Downloads of builds for Linux-i686 and Win32 are currently available, with others to follow soon.

Feedback, input and comments re this release will be appreciated, as they will help to speed up the cycle for the full Firebird 2.0 release.
Happy testing!

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