Subject Re: [firebird-support] Confused about Firebird releases
Author Zd
Hi Dany,

Firebird 2.1.1 is the most up-to-date production stable release.

2.5 Alpha 1 is a preview of the upcoming new version, but as the name says, it's still in Alpha, thus not ready for production systems.

2.0.5 is a sub-version of the earlier version, but some bugs have been corrected since 2.0.4, thus it's a release candidate for the bug fixed version.

2.1.1 is the latest release of Firebird 2.1, so use that one :-)

BTW: The Firebird production and testing cycle is like this:
Release Candidate
Final (ready for production systems)

If you view, you'll see "Latest release" at the top, and it says 2.1.1 too!


----- Original Message -----
From: danyschaer
Sent: Friday, December 26, 2008 12:57 PM
Subject: [firebird-support] Confused about Firebird releases


I don't understand clearly why there are two different releases:

Firebird 2.0.5 RC2 (release candidate 2)
Firebird 2.5 Alpha 1

Moreover, It seams 2.0.5 is newer than 2.5 Alpha 1, and that confuses
me more.

What is last/best for deploying our applications?

Thank you?


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