Firebird 2.0 Alpha 3 Released
Firebird 2 contains a large number of new features, including derived tables, support for Execute Block, increased table sizes, new improved index code (the 252-byte index length limit is no longer applicable), expression indices, numerous optimiser improvements, enhanced security features, support for on-line incremental backups along with numerous other improvements and bug fixes.
Read the general notes on page 2 of the Alpha 3 release notes carefully FIRST! Particularly, try out the new international language support that has been introduced in this alpha.
Note Alpha 3 includes an ODS change. Databases created with Alphas 1 or 2 will be unreadable using Alpha 3. So, backup anything you want to keep before uninstalling a previous alpha.
Bugs, problems, etc. can be posted to the Field Test bug tracker or to the Firebird Development List.
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