10 February 2006

The Firebird Project is pleased to announce the release today of the second cycle of Firebird 2.0 public Beta kits for immediate download and testing.

1. This version of Firebird 2 is a beta version, meant for field testing only and not for use in production.
2. Please read the "General Notes" and "Security" sections of the bundled release notes carefully before you install this beta.
3. Bugs, problems, etc. can be posted to the Field Test bug tracker or to the Firebird Development List.

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tables, support for Execute Block, increased table sizes, new improved index code (the 252-byte index length limit is no longer applicable), expression indices, numerous optimiser improvements, enhanced security features, support for on-line incremental backups, new international language support,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.

Note Firebird 2 includes ODS changes. So, backup anything you want to keep before uninstalling a previous Firebird version or a previous alpha or beta version.


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