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December 30, 2021

Jaybird 4.0.5 and 3.0.12 have been released. Jaybird 3.0.12 is the final release of Jaybird 3.

The following has been changed or fixed since Jaybird 4.0.4 and 3.0.11:

  • Fixed: JnaService implementation call to isc_service_query incorrectly includes type (jaybird#678)

Jaybird 4.0.5
Jaybird 4 supports Firebird 2.5 and higher, on Java 7, 8, 11, and 17 (support for Java 17 using the Java 11 version of the driver). See also:

Jaybird 3.0.12
Jaybird 3 supports Firebird 2.0 and higher, on Java 7, 8, 11, and 17. Basic Java 9 and higher compatibility is provided through the Java 8 version of the driver.

With the release of 3.0.12, Jaybird 3 is now end-of-life, and we recommend upgrading to Jaybird 4.

See also:

Jaybird 4.0.5 and 3.0.12 have been released. Jaybird 3.0.12 is the final release of Jaybird 3.

The following has been changed or fixed since Jaybird 4.0.4 and 3.0.11:

  • Fixed: JnaService implementation call to isc_service_query incorrectly includes type (jaybird#678)

Jaybird 4.0.5
Jaybird 4 supports Firebird 2.5 and higher, on Java 7, 8, 11, and 17 (support for Java 17 using the Java 11 version of the driver). See also:

Jaybird 3.0.12
Jaybird 3 supports Firebird 2.0 and higher, on Java 7, 8, 11, and 17. Basic Java 9 and higher compatibility is provided through the Java 8 version of the driver.

With the release of 3.0.12, Jaybird 3 is now end-of-life, and we recommend upgrading to Jaybird 4.

See also:

December 25, 2021

From all of us at Firebird Project, we'd like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous new year!

And below is a short overview of Firebird events in 2021:

Major Releases

  • June 01 - Firebird 4, the major release with replication and many other changes.

Minor Releases

Please note that Firebird 2.5 will be discontinued after the release of Firebird 5 (which is planned for the end of 2022), so please upgrade as soon as possible.

Drivers

  • Jaybird: releases 4.0.4 (Oct 2), 4.0.3 (March 20), 3.0.11 (March 20), 4.0.2 (Jan 17), 3.0.10 (Jan 17)
  • ADO.NET for Firebird: 8.5 (Aug 20), 8.0.1 (April 07)
  • Python: Firebird-Python 1.4 (Dec 16), 1.3.4 (Nov 30), (Sep 14)
  • The recent versions of other drivers can be found in the Third-Party Software section.

Documentation

  • Feb 24 - Firebird 3.0 Language Reference (English)
  • April 21 - Firebird Migration Guide
  • Nov 23 - Firebird 3 Sprachreferenz - Language Reference in German
  • Dec 24 - Firebird 4 Language Reference (v1.3)

Many thanks to Mark Rotteveel, Martin Köditz, and Denis Simonov!

Books

  • Firebird Migration Guide To Firebird 4, by Carlos Cantu, English (Oct 11) and Portuguese (Aug 31)

Articles, Videos, and Online Events

  • Jan 9 - Firebird Embedded in a sandboxed MacOS App
  • Feb 8 - Interview with Ann Harrison at Developer’s Pub
  • March 16 - How Firebird Database Encryption Works
  • April 09 - Firebird Performance Newsletter: Issue 1
  • Nov 6 - Is Firebird 4 slower than Firebird 3? No, it is not
  • Nov 17 - Firebird Developers Day in Brazil Online (Portuguese)
  • Dec 15 - Live Q&A with Dmitry Yemanov

If you don't want to miss Firebird releases, articles, and other events, subscribe to our online channels:

From all of us at Firebird Project, we'd like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous new year!

And below is a short overview of Firebird events in 2021:

Major Releases

  • June 01 - Firebird 4, the major release with replication and many other changes.

Minor Releases

Please note that Firebird 2.5 will be discontinued after the release of Firebird 5 (which is planned for the end of 2022), so please upgrade as soon as possible.

Drivers

  • Jaybird: releases 4.0.4 (Oct 2), 4.0.3 (March 20), 3.0.11 (March 20), 4.0.2 (Jan 17), 3.0.10 (Jan 17)
  • ADO.NET for Firebird: 8.5 (Aug 20), 8.0.1 (April 07)
  • Python: Firebird-Python 1.4 (Dec 16), 1.3.4 (Nov 30), (Sep 14)
  • The recent versions of other drivers can be found in the Third-Party Software section.

Documentation

  • Feb 24 - Firebird 3.0 Language Reference (English)
  • April 21 - Firebird Migration Guide
  • Nov 23 - Firebird 3 Sprachreferenz - Language Reference in German
  • Dec 24 - Firebird 4 Language Reference (v1.3)

Many thanks to Mark Rotteveel, Martin Köditz, and Denis Simonov!

Books

  • Firebird Migration Guide To Firebird 4, by Carlos Cantu, English (Oct 11) and Portuguese (Aug 31)

Articles, Videos, and Online Events

  • Jan 9 - Firebird Embedded in a sandboxed MacOS App
  • Feb 8 - Interview with Ann Harrison at Developer’s Pub
  • March 16 - How Firebird Database Encryption Works
  • April 09 - Firebird Performance Newsletter: Issue 1
  • Nov 6 - Is Firebird 4 slower than Firebird 3? No, it is not
  • Nov 17 - Firebird Developers Day in Brazil Online (Portuguese)
  • Dec 15 - Live Q&A with Dmitry Yemanov

If you don't want to miss Firebird releases, articles, and other events, subscribe to our online channels:

December 22, 2021

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 4.0.1 — the first point release in the Firebird 4.0 series.

This sub-release offers many bug fixes and also adds a few improvements, please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes.
Binary kits for Windows, Linux and Android platforms are immediately available for download.

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 4.0.1 — the first point release in the Firebird 4.0 series.

This sub-release offers many bug fixes and also adds a few improvements, please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes.
Binary kits for Windows, Linux and Android platforms are immediately available for download.

December 16, 2021
November 30, 2021