Subject Re: When they're ready Re: [firebird-support] When will FB 2 and 3 be released?
Author Martijn Tonies

> I have read a message where the author was talking about features for
> FB 3, and currently we are on 1.5.2. So it seemed to me as if they
> have a schedule for FB 2 & 3.

Sure there's some kind of schedule. But they for sure aren't
"cast in stone" deadlines. Fb 2 (as on the "roadmap") should
have been released by now. But it isn't... There's currently an
early Alpha version available but it has some (more or less
serious) problems.

> Here is the post I read, unless I misunderstood:
> Hyperthreading will slow down Firebird Superserver, and that is a
> known fact. But, HT will not slow down FB Classic Server, because
> Classic is multi-process(a separate process for each connection) and
> not multi-threaded. Although Superserver is multi-threaded, it is not
> SMP and/or HT friendly, because FB manages its own threads, and that
> somehow clashes with the OS. This problem will disappear with FB 3.0,
> because of the current Vulcan project which has a goal of implementing
> fine-grained threading into FB(letting the OS manage the thread
> scheduling).

Fb 3, which should have the Vulcan changes, is, as far as I know, not
scheduled at all, except for "after 2". I might be wrong, but don't expect
it anywhere soon.

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
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