Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 18th Nov 2005 18:52 UTC, submitted by mariuz
Databases The Firebird Project is pleased to announce the release of Firebird 2.0 Beta 1 kits for immediate download and testing. This version of Firebird 2 is an beta version, meant for field testing only and not for use in production. Please read the Release Notes for more details.
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I Hope It has more builtin functions
by MightyPenguin on Fri 18th Nov 2005 19:29 UTC
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I tried Firebird 1.5 awhile ago and I was shocked how many builtin SQL functions that I'd learned to take for granted with MySQL/Postgres were not there. I *believe* some of the missing ones had to do with date/datetime datatypes. Anyway, I hope they have improved on that.

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Jesus, is it you that always spouts this crap every timt there is a Firebird story?

As previously explained... anything you need can be written as a UDF. And, NO, writinf UDF is a piece of cake in Delphi. And before you scream "but a UDF isn't native functions", how the hell do you think MySQL et al provide the functions you believe are missing? Through the same mechanism - whether the functions are hard coded into the server or in a plug-in, it the same freaking principal!!!

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