Subject [ANN] Firebird ADO.NET Data Provider 1.7 Alpha 1 released
Author Carlos Guzmán Álvarez

The Firebird ADO.NET 1.7 Alpha 1 is available for download.

Alpha 1 ( 2004-07-22 )
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( Please, see the changelog for details )

* Initial reimplementation of the Firebird
Events System.

* Initial changes to FbConnection, FbCommand
and FbTransaction classes to release resources
allocated in the Firebird Server without
the need of explicit calls to Dispose
(if an object goes out of scope the allocated
resources should be released in the object

* New FbConnectionString class.

* The Firebird Services implementation now
works using connection strings.

* Added the ability of create and drop
databases using connection strings.

* Internal rework of GDS's implementations.

* The documentation package now contains
preliminary documentation about how the
Firebird wire protocol is implemented in
the ADO.NET provider.

* Changed private methods naming to PascalCase
to match the MS Guidelines.

* The assembly should now be available in the
Visual Studio Add Reference dialog box after
the installation (when using the installation

- You can read the Changelog here:

- You can download the sources here:

- You can download the documentation here:

- You can download the mono 1.0 ( binaries
(built in windows) here:

- You can download the .NET 1.1 installation here:

CVS Tag: NP_1_7_Alpha1

Best regards

Carlos Guzmán Álvarez