The Firebird Project is pleased to announce the release today of the first
Firebird 2.0 public Beta kits for immediate download and testing.
Firebird 2 contains a large number of new features, including derived tables,
support for Execute Block, increased table sizes, new improved index code (the
252-byte index length limit is no longer applicable), expression indices,
numerous optimiser improvements, enhanced security features, support for on-line
incremental backups, new international language support, along with numerous
other improvements and bug fixes.
- This version of Firebird 2 is a beta version, meant for field testing only
and not for use in production.
- Please read the "General Notes" and "Security"
sections of the bundled release notes carefully before you install this
- Bugs, problems, etc. can be posted to the Field
Test bug tracker or to the Firebird Development List.
Note Firebird 2 includes ODS changes. So, backup anything you want to
keep before uninstalling a previous Firebird version or an alpha build of Fb 2.
Tools and Utilities
2.0 beta 1
Windows, Linux, Mac
Product page: here