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Here is the guide on installing Firebird 2.5 from FreeBSD 8.1 Ports and creating your first test database also we show you howto install Flamerobin GUI (administation tool) and the PHP driver for it .
This was tested on fresh freebsd 8.1 on a virtual machine
I’d like to clarify some facts about Firebird and Firebird Foundation. I think right now is a correct time to remind how all these things are organized, because some messages about "crisis, firebird's death, low finances" and so on being spreaded around.
Two documents have been added to Firebird documentation area
How the cache works in Firebird :
That is based on information Ann Harrison supplied on the firebird-devel list a while back. She has permitted me to document it and make a manual out of it.
And Firebird Internals :
Firebird is trully *open* (in all aspects). Nobody owns Firebird, nobody can buy it, nobody can close its sources, nobody can charge for it! So, if you are using Firebird, you don’t need to have such worries.
Please join Philippe Makowski, President of Firebird Foundation, and Dmitry Yemanov, lead Firebird developer, at the Launch Webinar devoted to the 5th major release of Firebird. It will take place at October 4, 2010, at 13-00 GMT.
Now, this could be a very good opportunity for all of the other open source database servers particularly the most popular ones like Firebird and PostgreSQL. I’m particularly fond of Firebird (the InterBase offspring) and use it in many projects and did a lot of consulting to Delphi developers using it. Can this be the rise of Firebird?