mariuz writes "The Firebird Project is pleased to announce that the v1.5 release of the Firebird database engine is now available for immediate download. The v1.5 release represents a major upgrade to the engine, which has been developed by an independent team of voluntary developers from the InterBase(tm) source code that was released by Borland under the InterBase Public License v.1.0 on 25 July 2000.
Development on the Firebird 2 codebase began early in Firebird 1 development, with the porting of the Firebird 1 C code to C++ and the first major code-cleaning. Firebird 1.5 is the first release of the Firebird 2 codebase. It is a significant milestone for the developers and the whole Firebird project, but it is not an end in itself. As Firebird 1.5 goes to release, major redevelopment continues toward the next point release on the journey to Firebird 2.
The install packages and documentation can found on the Firebird Project web site (http://www.firebirdsql.org) -- follow the Download or Documentation links.
The Firebird Project"