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 The return of the VAX cluster
 Contributed by Janus on 27 March 2006 12:09 PM

iSCSI is making network shared storage an increasingly popular choice in the midmarket. A $15K device can offer 2.5TB shared storage to 6 servers. Now that looks remarkably like the architecture of the VAX clusters of old. Perhaps it is time to resurrect the Firebird VAX clustering code.

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 Firebird 2.0 tagged for RC1!
 Contributed by Fikret Hasovic on 27 March 2006 09:59 AM

Dmitry Yemanov reported:

The CVS tree has been tagged for RC1 last week, the release notes are also ready. The build makers are now in the process of compiling the kits and testing them. So we expect RC1 to be released sometime this week.

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 Firebird source code reviews
 Contributed by Claudio Valderrama C. on 26 March 2006 06:22 PM

Recently, Coverity presented their first results in their scanning technology that hunts for defects in source code. One of the addressed projects was Firebird. After Roman Rokytskyy reviewed the results, he concluded the failures are in two areas ...

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 Let there be Fire - WebOS AppsBuilder released
 First seen on FirebirdNews on 24 March 2006 03:27 PM

Mariuz writes: "Today I was glad to see the new website of Morfik Technology was unveiled. Along with a totally redesigned web site, comes the public release of a test version of the their WebOS AppsBuilder tool. These transformations probably reflect a move by Morfik, to bring the development of the WebOS AppsBuilder into the light, after being kept in the shadows for quite some time."

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 MSSql difficult to configure? Switch to Firebird!
 First seen on FirebirdNews on 24 March 2006 03:23 PM

However I donít like MS SQLServer, first of all it is hard to configure, finding solutions to problems is not an easy task, it has lots of dependencies scattered around the hard disk. Hail Mysql and Firebird.

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 FlameRobin white paper
 First seen on FirebirdNews on 24 March 2006 03:21 PM

Mariuz writes: "I decided to make my paper available to the public. Some small portion of the text is outdated (based on version 0.4.0), but you can read about history and basic ideas around the project."

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 Firebird in shutdown mode
 First seen on FirebirdNews on 24 March 2006 03:16 PM

Entertaining blog by a Firebird user in Malaysia as he discovers Firebird's shutdown mode.

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 Why Firebird? - Blog of the day
 First seen on FirebirdNews on 24 March 2006 03:09 PM

"The first point that I like is the installation is quite simple and easy to understand. Second, it already has view, trigger & store procedure that using PSQL (the procedural language that similar with Oracle PL/SQL) , so I not spend to much time to understand FB." More reasons follow.

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 Interbase to move to Europe?
 First seen on IBPhoenix on 24 March 2006 03:06 PM

Borland CEO promises 'caring' IDE overlord by Gavin Clarke on The Register. The Reg suggests that Delphi and Interbase may be acquired by a European investor.

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 ODBC driver 2.0 beta, build 129 released
 First seen on IBPhoenix on 24 March 2006 03:03 PM

Updated snapshots and builds of the Firebird ODBC Driver (version 2.0.0129 and version 1.3.0093) are available.

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