Author Helen Borrie
MOTD (Moan Of The Day)

Please, friends, don't bring beta problems to this list. Questions
regarding installation of betas, new language features in the betas,
apparent bugs, etc. etc. MUST be raised in firebird-devel.

For newbies: please don't attempt to start your new experience with
Firebird by using a beta. Download the latest stable release version and
give yourself a good deal. :-)

For people who don't understand what a beta is: it is a preview of what
the forthcoming release will be like. Its purpose is for quality assurance
testing -- to help the developers get the new features right. Don't even
consider replacing your current version with a beta for production use -
particularly 'b1' which means "first beta". It is still very unripe.