The Firebird Project announces the release of Firebird V1.5.1. this relese represents a committment by the project to develop and deliver ongoing improvements to this popular open source database engine.The NPTL (Native Posix Thread Library) Linux builds referred to in the release notes will be available shortly.
Changes from previous version:
This release adds a charset improvement, allowing use of NONE as a fully transparent charset everywhere. (Changes were made in the engine to make the character set NONE more friendly about reading / writing data from and to fields of another character set.)
It adds the config-driven ability to abort a server process in the case of bugchecks or structured exceptions (to produce a core dump).
Firebird Superserver has a link-time backward compatibility issue with the NPTL (Native POSIX Thread Library) that may cause it to be unstable on Linux distributions that enable the NPTL in the GNU C.The new NPTL builds of Superserver should solve these problems.