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News from the packaging front

I just finished the Firebird 2.5 packages for Mandriva They are available in Cooker and in Contrib/backports for 2010.1 and 2010.2 Doing this work, I saw that I made a mistake in Fedora packages, so they areupdated in Rawhide and EPEL6 I also updated my ...

Mageia : a new GNU Linux distribution

A new GNU Linux distribution is born : Mageia, a Mandriva Linux fork. So why speak about this here ? First, Firebird packages need a maintainer and as I am the one in Mandriva,I will do the same in Mageia Second, this story remind me a little the Firebird ...

Thanks for DOR !

Henri Gourverst (UIB creator) set up anew powerful tool : DelphiOnRails The powerfull association of DOR and Firebird help me to build a nice new AppServer. The simplicity of coding with DOR help me to focus on database structure and efficient queries. ...

Firebird’s 10th birthday a bunch of conferences

Dear Firebird Foundation members, dear Firebird users, To celebrate the Firebird’s 10th birthday and the launch of Firebird 2.5, theFirebird Foudation Committee invite you to setup and participate to a worldwidebunch of conferences. The idea is to set up ...

Firebird 10th anniversary

When I became Firebird Foundation President, I did not thought about the Firebird 10th anniversary. This anniversary and the coming soon new major version of Firebird seems to boost the Firebird Community, that's a good point. But it give me more work as ...

Firebird in OpenSuse

yesterday I received this notification : Hello packager, This is just FYI.  Your package was checked in in distribution"stable" here is the log from ci_new_pac /work/src/done/STABLE/firebird -> stable So, good news for Firebird and OpenSuse users, ...

Firebird packages for Fedora, Centos, RHEL

It's official now, I'm the maintainer of Firebird packages for Fedora and Epel (Centos and RHEL packages) and Firebird packages get pushed into Fedora repositories. The good news for Firebird users is that they can get Firebird 2.1.2 from Fedora official ...

Lost connections

Last months I saw in various support lists and forum questions about lost connections and Firebird As said in firebird.conf : Normally,Firebird uses SO_KEEPALIVE socket option to keep track of active connections. If you do not like default 2-hour ...

From the Firebird support list : semaphores exhausted

Running FirebirdCS-2.1.1.17910-0.amd64 under Linux Fedora core 9 version 2.6.27.15-78.2.23.fc9.x86_64 When thedatabase is under a high load (i.e. over 100 connections) where each connection is doing queries and updates, then merely executing select ...

Firebird 2.1.2 on Mips 64

Yesterday I get a small nice box, a Gdium that havea 900 Mhz 64bits Loongson CPU It comes with a Mandriva Linux. I built Firebird 2.1.2 on it, the only point is that I built it with systemICU : 1./autogen.sh --with-system-icu Bingo, I get a fresh build ...