Last updated: December 2023.
This document states the current development activities of the project and establishes the estimated release schedule for the foreseeable future. It gets periodically updated in order to be in line with the reality.
The project's development resources are currently dedicated mostly to the v3.0 and v4.0 release series, with the Firebird 5.0 development recently started. Firebird v2.0 series has been discontinued in 2012, the last release in this series is Firebird 2.0.7. Firebird v2.1 series has been discontinued in 2014, the last release in this series is Firebird 2.1.7. Firebird v2.5 series has been discontinued in 2019, with Firebird 2.5.9 release being the last one.
For more details about the anticipated releases, read on.
Firebird v4.0 (released in 2021) and v3.0 (released in 2016) are currently supported stable release series.
|Version series 4.0.x is the latest one released by the project and thus it has the highest priority in terms of the bug fixing, with updates scheduled quarterly. All kinds of bugfixes and performance improvements are possible inside its codebase, including ports to new platforms.
v4.0.5 is the next point release to come, it's scheduled for Q2 2024. Follow the "Track Details" icon for a list of bugfixes scheduled for this version.
|Version series 3.0.x is somewhat older and the more mature one, but it also actively collects bug fixes and performance improvements, with updates released half-yearly.
The next point release is scheduled for Q2 2024. Follow the "Track Details" icon for a list of bugfixes scheduled for this version.
New Development: version 5.0
|Firebird 5.0 represents the project's next milestone release after v4.0, its development has been started in May 2021.
Firebird 5.0 Release Candidate 2 is the latest preview release. Use the "Track Details" icon to discover the list of tasks completed for v5.0 Release Candidate 2.
Daily v5.0 builds can be downloaded from the snapshot area.