Friday, July 22, 2005

Firebird 2.0 Alpha 3 released

Firebird 2.0 Alpha 3 (build no. 11252) is now available for download and testing. Currently only Win32 builds are available, Linux builds will follow shortly.

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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Unofficial VisualCLX Patches news!


Update: VisualCLX patch 3.9
  • ShowModal uses QApplication::enterLoop() again
  • TSpeedButton/TBitBtn paints grayed bitmap again
  • Memory leak in TWindowsFileIconProvider.AddIcon
  • TScrollBar.Track wasn't working anymore in 3rdPary compatible patch
  • Faster formular hiding when the application is terminated
  • and many more.
Update: QThemed 2.0.8
  • Grids have a gradient in the fixed cells
  • GroupBoxes in GroupBoxes no more forget to paint the background
Update: VisualCLX patch 3.9Beta for Delphi 7 only BETA area
Download from Sourceforge (

Update: FastLinuxRTL
  • FastAnsiCompareText and FastWideAnsiCompareText returned wrong value for strings with different length.

Misleading Statements Regarding GPL

"It is interesting to see some companies who supported Open Source are backing off. For example one person told them to do inhouse development they need a license .

what Trolltech told you is absolute garbage and they know it. The GPL v 2 specifically allows you to modify and use GPL licensed software in house without licensing it under the GPL. The GPL only kicks in once the software is distributed.

And MySQL is not being entirely upfront either. What is also interesting is that the new database connectors are being released under GPL only. For example if you were doing .NET development you have to release all of your software under GPL. This switch by MySQL stems from the fact that a court in the US deemed connecting to a database using a standard API is not an infraction of the GPL. As MySQL is trying to squeeze developers and admins to buy commercial licenses I switched to Firebird."

Monday, July 18, 2005

The Father of C# (and Delphi) on the Past, Present and Future of Programming

Anders Hejlsberg is not resting on his laurels. He's off solving a new problem: Finding a way to query XML and other data using .Net-based programming languages.

Friday, July 15, 2005

IBReplicator Server for Linux V1.5.13

IBReplicator Server for Linux V1.5.13 has been released and is available for download.

So Long: Borland's Dale Fuller

So Long: Borland's Dale Fuller by Jason Stamper on Computer Business Review, mentions Firebird.

New version of IBUtils announced

Ales Kahnek announced a new version of IBUtils a free InterBase and Firebird schema viewer and editor, and data managment tool that can "You can browse the database tables data, insert, edit or delete records. The table data can be exported to Excel, Word, RTF, HTML, DBF, TXT, CSV, DIFF, Sylk, LaTeX, SQL or Clipboard."

Jaybird (Firebird Class 4 JCA-JDBC Driver) 2.0 Beta 2

Jaybird (Firebird Class 4 JCA-JDBC Driver) 2.0 Beta 2 has been released and is available for download.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Firebird for the Database Expert

Episode 1 - Indexes
Episode 2 - Page Types
Episode 3 - On Disk Consistency
Episode 4 - OAT, OIT and Sweep

by Ann Harrison...

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Borland CEO Dale Fuller Resigns

Borland Software Corp. CEO Dale Fuller has resigned amid projections of poorer than expected financial results for the company's second quarter. Although the company would not disclose exactly why Fuller quit, it announced that his role will be filled on an interim basis by Scott Arnold, Borland's chief operating officer and executive vice president.

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Firebird Internals Episode 3 - On Disk Consistency

Ann Harrison published her 3rd expert whitepaper, this time on disk consistency

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Firebird Client 2.0 Alpha 1 for .NET 2.0 Beta 2 - released

Carlos announced the availability of Firebird Client 2.0 Alpha 1 for .NET 2.0 Beta 2, with the following notes: "For now only source and installation packages (for .NET 2.0 Beta 2) are available. Remember that it's an alpha version and it should be used only for testing. Release notes are here.

Europe Parliament Nixes Software Patent Law

The European Parliament overwhelmingly rejected a proposed law Wednesday
to create a single way of patenting software across the European Union,
calling instead for comprehensive rules for granting patents to inventions
in all fields.

Open Source is the Future. Open Source is Now.

Open source databases white paper (firebird, ibphoenix, fyracle mentioned):
pdf download

More papers on the same site