Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Firebird point-release 2.0.1

This is the first sub-release since the 2.0 release in November, 2006. It adds no new features (those are coming in v.2.1) but provides a large number of bug-fixes and a few improvements. It is highly recommended that v.2.0 installations be upgraded to get the benefits of these.

Important Change
In Firebird 2.0, a deliberate restriction was imposed to prevent anyone from dropping, altering or recreating a PSQL module if it had been used since the database was opened. An attempt to prepare the DDL statement would result in an "Object in Use" exception.
Many people complained that the restriction was unacceptable because they depended on performing these metadata changes "on the fly". The restriction has therefore been removed. However, the reversion in no way implies that performing DDL on active PSQL modules is "safer" in Firebird 2.0.1 than it was in V.1.5.

Read/download release notes (789 Kb, right-click to save to disk)
Go to the Firebird 2.0.1 Downloads page

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