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[News] [Rival] Embedded Programmers Love Free Software, Firebird SQL Looks for More

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Embedded Programmers Love Free Software, Firebird SQL Looks for More
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 21:18:49 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Open Source Software for Embedded Systems: the great challenge. First
International Event SHARE project

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| Open source software adoption in the embedded systems domain is gaining 
| growing interest within the European industrial and academic communities. 


Firebird is popular in embedded systems (small footprint):

Why so few developers are using Firebird SQL? 

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| Since I really like this software, and I think that its current popularity 
| situation is unfair, maybe it could be interesting to list some actions that 
| may help this project. So, here is my list:  
|     * Just use Firebird: really! Just give it a try. You’ll get amazed by the 
|       amount of functionality can fit in it’s small footprint. 



Firebird Community Interview part 2 with Daniel Albushat


Firebird® Version 2.1.2

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| Release Candidate 2 (Build 18118)


Open Source Edition of syslog-ng 3.0 released

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| BalaBit, the company behind the alternative Syslog Daemon syslog-ng, has
| released version 3.0 of their Open Source Edition (OSE). The system logging
| software sends encrypted log messages over the network to a central logging
| server, where they can be filtered and stored in a database.


Firebird Roadmap for 2009

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| The Firebird project publishes the following roadmap. During this year,
| Firebird users can expect more supported releases (2.1.x and 2.5.0) and the
| first alpha of FB 3. Many new features are planned, as described in the
| roadmap.



What is Firebird?

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| It seems that many people think that Firebird Foundations owns Firebird,
| makes development strategic/tactic decisions or something like this. This is
| not real, in fact the Firebird Foundation is an institution to collect
| donations and sponsors money and grant them to people, related with Firebird
| development. To understand exactly who is who we need to look at the current
| situation with Firebird.


Future of Firebird

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| Dmitry Yemanov did a session about Firebirds future, he included several
| slides about the almost-beta Firebird 2.5, an Alpha build is currently
| available via Firebirds website.


Creating a Flamerobin/Firebird livecd with Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04.1

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| This is an howto create your own ubuntu live cd with firebird/ubuntu and
| custom applications ,in guide ubuntu variation used was Xubuntu (is smaller
| and can be customized easier ) but it works for any hardy release


Firebird 2.1 in Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

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| Firebird 2.1 will be included by default in the next Ubuntu release named
| Intrepid Ibex that will be released in 30 October.


ARM Linux gains embeddable SQL database

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| The Firebird Project has ported its lightweight, open-source database to the
| ARM architecture. The project is looking for help testing a new Firebird 2.1
| RC2 release, which in addition to ARM support, adds database triggers,
| temporary and monitoring tables, common table expressions, and recursive
| queries.


Firebird v.2.0.3 is Released

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| The Firebird Project team is pleased to announce the release of Firebird
| v.2.0.3. Kits for Windows and Linux (x86 and x64) are in the Sourceforge
| repository and should start to appear throughout the day. Enjoy!


Database performance

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| The backend unit tests provided a base on which we built more
| extensive database performance tests, covering many aspects of
| database performance using JDBC on Linux.


Firebird 2.0 flies

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| Firebird 2.0 has shedloads more functions and coding designed to make
| it work better and improve security. It has better support for
| international languages and some new SQL language features.

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