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February 01, 2021
Firebird Project announces the first Release Candidate of Firebird 4.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing on Windows and Linux platforms.

This Release Candidate demonstrates the complete set of features and improvements developed for the new release. Release Candidates are generally considered stable enough and may be recommended for testing in "almost-production" environments. 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.

Please read the Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Release Candidate.
Firebird Project announces the first Release Candidate of Firebird 4.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing on Windows and Linux platforms.

This Release Candidate demonstrates the complete set of features and improvements developed for the new release. Release Candidates are generally considered stable enough and may be recommended for testing in "almost-production" environments. 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.

Please read the Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Release Candidate.
 
January 17, 2021

Jaybird 4.0.2 and 3.0.10 have been released.

Jaybird 4.0.2

The following has been changed or fixed since Jaybird 4.0.1:

  • Fixed: First letter of JDBC escape was case-sensitive (JDBC-632)

  • Fixed: Some usernames cannot authenticate using SRP (JDBC-635)

  • Fixed: ServiceConfigurationError while loading plugins could prevent Jaybird from loading (JDBC-636)

Jaybird 4 supports Firebird 2.5 and higher, on Java 7, 8, 11 and 15 (support for Java 15 using the Java 11 version of the driver).

See also:

Jaybird 3.0.10

Although Jaybird 3 is still maintained, we recommend upgrading to Jaybird 4.

The following has been changed or fixed since Jaybird 3.0.10:

  • Added: A static utility method FBDriver.normalizeProperties which, given a JDBC url and a Properties object, returns a Map containing the merged properties normalized to the common property name. (JDBC-627)

  • Fixed: Use of isc_dpb_no_db_triggers no longer logs a warning (JDBC-628)

  • Fixed: First letter of JDBC escape was case-sensitive (JDBC-632)

  • Fixed: Some usernames cannot authenticate using SRP (JDBC-635)

  • Fixed: ServiceConfigurationError while loading plugins could prevent Jaybird from loading (JDBC-636)

Jaybird 3 supports Firebird 2.0 and higher, on Java 7, 8, 11 and 15. Basic Java 9 and higher compatibility is provided through the Java 8 version of the driver.

See also:

Jaybird 4.0.2 and 3.0.10 have been released.

Jaybird 4.0.2

The following has been changed or fixed since Jaybird 4.0.1:

  • Fixed: First letter of JDBC escape was case-sensitive (JDBC-632)

  • Fixed: Some usernames cannot authenticate using SRP (JDBC-635)

  • Fixed: ServiceConfigurationError while loading plugins could prevent Jaybird from loading (JDBC-636)

Jaybird 4 supports Firebird 2.5 and higher, on Java 7, 8, 11 and 15 (support for Java 15 using the Java 11 version of the driver).

See also:

Jaybird 3.0.10

Although Jaybird 3 is still maintained, we recommend upgrading to Jaybird 4.

The following has been changed or fixed since Jaybird 3.0.10:

  • Added: A static utility method FBDriver.normalizeProperties which, given a JDBC url and a Properties object, returns a Map containing the merged properties normalized to the common property name. (JDBC-627)

  • Fixed: Use of isc_dpb_no_db_triggers no longer logs a warning (JDBC-628)

  • Fixed: First letter of JDBC escape was case-sensitive (JDBC-632)

  • Fixed: Some usernames cannot authenticate using SRP (JDBC-635)

  • Fixed: ServiceConfigurationError while loading plugins could prevent Jaybird from loading (JDBC-636)

Jaybird 3 supports Firebird 2.0 and higher, on Java 7, 8, 11 and 15. Basic Java 9 and higher compatibility is provided through the Java 8 version of the driver.

See also:

January 09, 2021
As you know, FirebirdSQL is one of the few truly free databases available on macOS, which allows software vendors to embed it into their own applications without royalty payments. In the following article, Paul Beach, maintainer of Firebird MacOS build, describes "Firebird Embedded in a sandboxed MacOS App".
As you know, FirebirdSQL is one of the few truly free databases available on macOS, which allows software vendors to embed it into their own applications without royalty payments. In the following article, Paul Beach, maintainer of Firebird MacOS build, describes "Firebird Embedded in a sandboxed MacOS App".
August 11, 2020