mariuz | 11 Apr 18:43 2014
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Redsoft database used in large scale linux installs for Federal Bailiff Service (FSSP Russia)

Management of Information Technology of the Federal Bailiff Service (FSSP) Russia announced  a new phase
of implementation of the free software and “import information technology” – the appearance of
their own GNU / Linux distribution called GosLinux. 
Among the major software components of the distribution used in the FSSP Russia, referred to the : Apache
Tomcat application server and “Red Soft” database based on relational open source database Firebird.

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http://corp.cnews.ru/news/top/index.shtml%3F2014/04/04/566987&usg=ALkJrhhrWKYO0xBzLp1CuFbOqUkoTWMolQ

And i see a new version of Red Database is released 
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.red-soft.biz%2Fru%2Fnode%2F295&edit-text=

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mariuz | 2 Apr 14:13 2014
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Upgrading idpl 1.0 license to 2.0 so we can be gpl compatible

Just noticed Mozilla license v1.1 http://opensource.org/licenses/MPL-1.1 was upgraded to v 2.0 maybe is time for firebird to do so for all new code (This license has been superseded by the Mozilla Public License 2.0; please use the MPL 2.0 instead of 1.1.)
It should be easy doable for new code 


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mariuz | 3 Apr 11:13 2014
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Firebird vs HSQLDB



I quote :
"While Firebird is a fine database in professional circles, it’s not well-suited for an end-user product like Base. Actually, as Base is tuned for Firebird over a number of years the end-user experience will slowly improve. But relative to a modern database engine like HSQLDB 2.x, or even the bundled HSQLDB 1.8, you’ll find that Firebird is much harder to use out-of-the-box. Firebird bears the marks of a bygone era in database history. … So all things considered, Java (JRE) installation is nothing compared to the difficulties users will encounter with a relic like Firebird."

http://en.libreofficeforum.org/node/7821#comment-31658
Originally spoted here 


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jay.pandya | 31 Mar 10:33 2014

Firebird - Interbase connection

Hi,

I did not know where to put following queries, so I am asking this to both general and support forums.

One of our application tool/software is using Interbase as the Database server, which is, of course, a licensed RDBMS.

Our tool works with both Interbase and Firebird 1.5.6.

I am aware that Firebird is open source SQL RDBMS.

I have few doubts which are as follow :

First:

If we use Firebird for our future use, is the latest version of Firebird would be compatible with our tool ?
OR
we have to make major changes in our source code to be able to work with Firebird 2.* ?

Second:

As Firebird is an open source RDBMS, is there any licensing issue attached to it ?
I mean, Is using only Firebird would/should eliminate the licensing thing attached with when using Interbase as an RDBMS with our tool ?

OR Am I understanding it completely wrong ?

I hope you understood my queries and your reply would clarify my doubts.

Regards,
Jay Pandya.
Software Engineer, TCMS
TTSI, PPC,
Locomotives & Equipment,
Bombardier Transportation India Limited.

Ph No: +91 265 6699155
E-Mail: jay.pandya <at> in.transport.bombardier.com

 
 
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mariuz | 14 Mar 10:24 2014
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A tutorial introduction to Sqitch change management on Firebird

This tutorial  explains how to create a sqitch-enabled Firebird project, use a VCS for deployment
planning, and work with other developers to make sure changes remain in sync and in the proper order

https://metacpan.org/pod/sqitchtutorial-firebird

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Peter Morris | 12 Mar 22:52 2014
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InterBase for Amiga

My friend collects retro hardware/software.  I was at his house recently
and he was showing me his new Amiga stuff.  There on the shelf I saw the
word "InterBase" written on the side of a box.  I took it down and had a
look, and it really is InterBase for the Amiga.

I had no idea such a thing existed!  I was so excited I joined this group
just so that I could post some photos, how cool is that?

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Carlos H. Cantu | 11 Mar 14:00 2014
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Products using Firebird

Hi!

I'm thinking about building a compilation of products (specially
very popular products or from the well known companies) that uses Firebird.

If you know any of this, please reply with some basic information:

Product name
Company
Short description of what the product does
Link to product site
Link to product page containing information that it uses FB (if possible)

Some that I'm aware of:

Citrix EdgeSight (from Citrix)
Kerio Mailserver (from Kerio)
AVG Internet Security Business Edition (from AVG)

[]s
Carlos H. Cantu
www.FireBase.com.br - www.firebirdnews.org
www.warmboot.com.br - blog.firebase.com.br

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mariuz | 10 Mar 10:04 2014
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MySQL versus Firebird


I decided to compare the current versions of MySQL 5.6 and Firebird SQL 2.5. I only looked at features that end users can see, without benchmarking



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Helen Borrie | 4 Mar 08:08 2014
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Firebird Goes Front Page

Firebird is on the cover of this month's issue of C++Builder Developer's Journal.  The 2-part article
inside, by Iskander Shafikov, discusses how to use Firebird in the C++Builder IDE.  Serious Firebirders
are invited to request a free PDF or HTML copy of this issue.
You can view the preview cover at the BCBJ website http://bcbjournal.org/?loc=current_issue for a
limited time.  To request your free copy, email the Editor-in-Chief, Damon Chandler, 
mailto:editor <at> bcbj.org?subject=Requesting%20Free%20Firebird%20Issue%20of%20BCBJ

Helen

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mariuz | 28 Feb 20:49 2014
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When utf-8 is handled correctly : Firebird vs Mysql

UTF-8 is handled correctly by Firebird and Flamerobin You can create a new db with utf-8 charset as default and then you can insert/select

Unicode codepoint U+1F638 a perfectly valid Emoji character


http://flamerobin.blogspot.ro/2014/02/utf-8-is-handled-correctly-by-firebird.html

and then you can compare with mysql case where utf-8 is not utf-8



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Paul Beach | 27 Feb 10:33 2014

Re: About the "decrasing passion" of Firebird users.

Interesting reading ...

Bruce Momjian: PostrgreSQL Prefers the Scenic Route on E Commerce Times.

http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80045.html

Regards
Paul 

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