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March 08, 2005
The Firebird Project will soon be releasing the first public 'alpha' release of Firebird 2.0. Version 2.0 is a long-awaited important major release of Firebird with many new features, enhancements and bugfixes. In number of changes, the jump in this release is equivalent if not greater than the transition from version 1.0 to version 1.5.

You know that we care about quality, and that we will not release the final version 2.0 until it meets our strict QA requirements. For version 1.5, it took about a year before we were satisfied. But this time we are in a slightly different situation...

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January 19, 2005
Because some potential corruption problems have shown up with pre-existing databases on the AMD64 Linux installations of Firebird 1.5.2, the kits have been recalled to the pre-release area for further testing.
January 02, 2005
Release notes:
(Please read the Changelog for details)

Bug fixes
  • Design Time support:
    • Fixed DTE creation when there are more than one Visual Studio instance.
    • Fixed problems when trying to add more than one FbDataAdapter at design time using the Wizard.
  • General:
    • Fixed globalization issues.
    • Fixed bug on StatementBase.Release method.
    • Fixed .NET Encoding class usage.
    • Fixed incorrect chck in the FbCommandBuilder class.
    • Fixed FbDataReader.GetString calls when the field has BIGINT data type.
Initial support for Guid data type (Mapped to a CHAR(16) CHARACTER OCTETS field in firebird)

Added initial DDL autocommit support to the FbbatchExecution class.
December 26, 2004
The full release of Firebird 1.5.2 for Linux and Windows has been placed into the production download area. For links to your preferred kit, please visit the Downloads page. These kits are the same build (4731) that was released as RC5. Release notes are here. Enjoy!!!
December 25, 2004
Firebird v.1.5 release candidate Classic kits for HPUX-11 and Solaris Sparc platforms, along with v.1.0.3 Superserver and Classic kits for Solaris Sparc, are ready for download and testing in the pre-release area. The HPUX port is by Paul Beach, the Solaris ports by Huw Jones.
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