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by Jiří {x2} Činčura

ADO.NET provider 5.0.0.0 for Firebird is ready

Published 17 May 2016 in .NET, C#, Databases in general, Entity Framework, Entity SQL, Firebird, LINQ, SQL, and Visual Studio

New 5.0.0.0 version of ADO.NET provider for Firebird is ready for download. As you can see the major version number changed.

This release contains two new big features, both focused on Firebird 3. The BOOLEAN datatype is now supported (except Entity Framework mapping, currently). And SRP authentication is supported on Firebird 3. I think these are the most fundamental new features so I’m releasing it now. There’s more to come.

Also internals of the protocol handling were refactored and slightly cleaned up (and more to do). Hopefully that will enable easier improvements and fixes in the future.

Overview of changes can be found in tracker.

You can get the bits from NuGet FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient and EntityFramework.Firebird (or from firebirdsql.org).