Subject Re: Distributing Firebird on CD
Author Mark O'Donohue
Hi Nando

--- In, Nando Dessena <nandod@d...> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am in the process of organizing an IB masterclass here in Italy, and I
> would like to know if I can "safely" distribute the latest Firebird
> release on CD (together with other class material) to the partecipants.

I think you contacted me after this, but just in case, Firebird is free.

So you can include it on the CD.

Im not sure what you mean by safe here, but just in case your
referring to security issues. The latest version has the locksmith
user fix and removes the qatest problems. There are likely to be
other issues, such as buffer overruns, and I would recommend running
both the client and the server portion behind a firewall on trusted

> Are there any issues to take care of?
> Should I direct them to download the software from
> instead?

Perhaps point them to a web site as well as the CD for updates. A
more direct link to releases will be but ibphoenix will get you
there, (and certainly has more background info). is also probably worth including in
related links.

> (I am not gonna claim the build is certified by me or anyone other than
> IBPhoenix, of course).

Im still waiting on a list of bug's that we consider need to fixed
before we can hop Firebird over to a 1.0 release, but the chap doing
it's a bit busy at the moment - since we are all volenteers we have to
fit our normal lives in somewhere.

(although I have a theory that if we send someone down to Chile, to
disconnect Claudio's computer from the net, we could reduce by a good
50% the rate new bugs are being found ;-).



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