Subject Status of Interclient 2.0

We are looking for a robust SQL Database for a new development (Web
based java app). We were quite impressed by Interbase list of
features, but have a few questions regarding the JDBC interface :

1) It seems that Interclient 1.60 doesn't support the new 6.0
datatypes. Am I right ?

2) I got Interclient 2.0 source code thru CVS. What needs to be done
to ship it ? Any bug list or test cases ?

3) Any plans to develop a full JDBC 2.x driver with XA support ?

4) Is there such a thing as a fast type 2 driver for Interbase ?

Regards, Didier