Firebird News

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Firebird 3.0 is released

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 3.0 — the latest major release of the Firebird relational database.

The primary goals for Firebird 3.0 were to unify the server architecture and to improve support for SMP and multiple-core hardware platforms. Parallel objectives were to improve threading of engine processes and the options for sharing page cache across thread and connection boundaries.

Alongside these aims came new strategies to improve performance, query optimization, monitoring and scalability and to address the demand for more security options. A number of popular features were introduced into the SQL language, including the long-awaited support for the Boolean data type and the associated logical predications.

Read the Press Release for more information. Please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. Binary kits for Windows and Linux on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are immediately available for download. MacOS X and other platforms will follow.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Firebird 3 final is about to be released


The source code was just tagged in the repository, so we can expect the final release being out in the next days.

One change in the new Firebird 3 OO examples api is addition of the Services example .


Friday, April 01, 2016

Good news : Firebird 3.0 builds and works now with libreoffice

It was the comments that I forgot in download.lst (I forgot to comment 2.5.5 and enable 3.0).
I have updated the patch and now it compiles fine on ubuntu 15.10 x64
https://gist.github.com/mariuz/bcde7f783b657b2465e5

Submited new gerrit
https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/23737



Here is manual test :)
./instdir/program/soffice

Icu error with Firebird 3.0 patch , testing lode script

I started refactoring firebird 3.0 patch and there are few issues with icu linking.
There are is no more --with-system-icu from the firebird configure options (Firebird on posix is using system icu : there is no icu no more in firebird tree).

So firebird is using the icu from libreoffice folder (downloaded to build libreoffice)
I will try to compile libo with --with-system-icu

On Windows 10 i started testing the lode script for setting up libo development