Subject Jaybird 2.3 will become Jaybird 3.0
Author Mark Rotteveel
As Jaybird 2.3 is going to be a big change from Jaybird 2.2, I have
decided to renumber the version to Jaybird 3.0.

Changes planned for Jaybird 2.3 are now planned for Jaybird 3.0. Changes
planned for Jaybird 3.0 are now planned for Jaybird 3.1 (but might get
into Jaybird 3.0).

Some of the major changes include a new Type 4 (wire protocol)
implementation to be able to support new features in the wire protocols
(especially for Firebird 3*), and probably also in the Type 2 (native)
implementation. The behavior and compatibility of Jaybird and the
interpretation of the JDBC specification might (will) also change for
some cases and I think a new major version is needed to indicate this,
as I expect that this new version will not be a drop-in replacement in
all cases.

There is no date set for the release of Jaybird 3.0, work is progressing
but slowly and the changes made for the new wire protocol implementation
will cascade through the entire driver once I replace the existing

Once the new wire protocol implementation is in place I will start
releasing snapshots for testing.

Development of Jaybird 2.2.x will continue at least until the release of
Jaybird 3.0. If necessary new features will be implemented and bugs will
continue to be fixed. For example Firebird 3 BOOLEAN type and (basic)
Java 8/JDBC 4.2 support will be added in Jaybird 2.2.4.

I have planned to release Jaybird 2.2.4 at the end of this month.

*: Actual implementation for the Firebird 3 authentication and
encryption protocol (SRP) is not yet planned for Jaybird 3.0.
Mark Rotteveel