Firebird News

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

HSQLDB binary format import

Tender approved in the budget by the TDF board

In order to remove the legacy Java / HSQLDB database completely, and move fully to Firebird in LibreOffice 5.4 it is necessary to be able to import old document data with high fidelity from the HSQLDB binary file format which we have used (for performance) inside so many of our existing ODB files. This task involves reading the existing (reasonably simple) Java serialization code, and writing an (import only) filter to import this data safely into base.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

LibreOffice bug #106866 is now fixed : When I change the field length of the result is multiplied by 4 each time (firebird, varchar)

Bunth Tamás committed a patch related to issue #106866: query character size instead of bytes

It has been pushed to "master":
It will be available in 5.4.0. The patch should be included in the daily builds available at 
More information about daily builds can be found at: 
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Firebird bug CORE-5452 is fixed : Segfault when engine's dynamic library is unloaded right after closing worker threads

Firebird bug CORE-5452 is fixed

The issue was reported multiple times in Firebird devel list, I will mention here Damyan Ivanov (Debian) and Stephan Bergmann. (RedHat)

And related commit in Firebird 3.0 branch

Stephan Bergmann contributed the patch to LibreOffice in external/firebird