Firebird 2.1.0 RC2
Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL standard features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers. It has been used in production systems, under a variety of names, since 1981.
The Firebird Project is a commercially independent project of C and C++ programmers, technical advisors and supporters developing and enhancing a multi-platform relational database management system based on the source code released by Inprise Corp (now known as Borland Software Corp) on 25 July, 2000.
The Firebird software is free. That means anyone can build a custom version of it, as long as that person or organisation is willing to provide the modifications, under the same IDPL licensing, for others to use. Firebird is also completely free of any registration, licensing or deployment fees. It may be deployed freely for use with any third-party software, whether commercial or not.
Firebird Main Feature:
- FREE LIKE A BIRD. Anyone can build a custom version of Firebird, as long as the modifications are made available, under the same IDPL licensing, for others to use and build on.
- FREE LIKE FREE BEER. No fees for download, registration, licensing or deployment, even you distribute Firebird as part of your commercial software package.
- Firebird's development depends on voluntary funding by people who benefit from using it. Funding options range from donations, through Firebird Foundation memberships to sponsorship commitments.
- Choosing Firebird and saving or making money by your choice? Show your appreciation and encouragement by contributing money in proportion to these benefits.
Firebird Current Version:
Firebird 2.1.0 RC2
Firebird Changelog :
- On-Disk Structure
- Database Triggers
- SQL and Objects
- Procedural SQL
- International Language Support
- Platform Support
- Remote Interface
- Derived Tables
- PSQL Now Supports Named Cursors
- Reimplemented Protocols on Windows
- Reworking of Garbage Collection
- Porting of the Services API to Classic is Complete
- Lock Timeout for WAIT Transactions
- New Implementation of String Search Operators
- Reworking of Updatable Views
- Additional Database Shutdown Modes Introduced
- UDFs Improved re NULL Handling
- Run-time Checking for Concatenation Overflow
- Changes to Synchronisation Logic
- Support for 64-bit Platforms
- Record Enumeration Limits Increased
- Debugging Improvements
- Improved Connection Handling on POSIX Superserver
- PSQL Invariant Tracking Reworked
- ROLLBACK RETAIN Syntax Support
- No More Registry Search on Win32 Servers
- More Optimizer Improvements