Sinática Monitor 2.0 Beta

The last couple of months were intense. On one hand I wanted to fulfill the feature requests I receive, on the other hand I didn’t want to go dark for too long without a new release.

The most frequent features requests were:

  • Include filters
  • Review the History system
  • Include statement execution time
  • Reduce memory consumption

Differently from what I did in the past this time I chose a larger schedule to create a new version that would address all these requirements at once.

Thus Sinática Monitor 2.0 for Firebird SQL is born.

You may download a Beta and read about what’s new.

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Improvements and fixes in Firebird 2.1.2

The Firebird Development Team released Firebird 2.1.2 this week. This sub-release focus on stability. There are no big changes, they’re all in store for Firebird 2.5, but it is important nonetheless. The list of bugs fixed is impressive.


Among several fixes, some deserve to be highlighted:

  • Error processing nulls in Check Constraints.
  • False deadlock detection under load.
  • Possible error when the same record is updated multiple times.
  • Slow monitoring tables on ClassicServer under load.
  • Stored Procedure statistics were not being computed in monitoring tables.

The last two bug-fixes directly affect Sinática Monitor users. This update is highly recommended.


Besides the fixed bugs, a few improvements were included.

  • DPB user restriction. If you connect to Firebird Server using a non-sysdba user and some special attachment parameter, check to see if it is in the restricted parameters list. It is also possible that your connectivity layer may be adding special parameter to your DPB. In these cases Firebird will reject the attachments.
  • Possible to use MS C Runtime in a private folder. In the old days (2.0 and before), all you had to do to install a client was copy fbclient.dll to you application folder or the system folder. Runtime installation then became necessary starting from Firebird 2.1. This lead to client distribution problems as client installation became more complex. Firebird 2.1.2 allows you to once again deploy a client simply by copying fbclient.dll (or gds32.dll) and the appropriate runtime files.

To know more, visit the release notes.

Download Firebird 2.1.2 now!

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