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The roadmap below is only our estimates, significant changes may happen during development.
Jaybird 2.2.x is the current release branch (Branch_2_2). We will release new versions when needed.
Currently we are planning to release Jaybird 2.2.3 in April or May 2013. See the Firebird tracker for version 2.2.3 for details on the bugs to be fixed.
Jaybird 2.3 has been renumbered to Jaybird 3.0 due to the large number of changes which might affect compatibility with previous versions of Jaybird. For details see Jaybird 3.0
Jaybird 3.0 is the current development trunk of Jaybird. There is no fixed release date for Jaybird 3.0.
Plans for Jaybird 3.0 include:
(VAR)CHAR CHARACTER SET OCTETSto be handled and identified as
We also plan to update the Jaybird programmer's manual for 3.0.
See the Firebird tracker for version 3.0 for all bugs and improvements currently planned.
See also my presentation for the Firebird 2012 Conference in Luxembourg: http://prezi.com/lslatihr1kz5/jaybird-java-and-firebird/
As Jaybird 3.1 is still some time away there is not a lot planned yet. We do plan to add support for the new Firebird 3.0 authentication protocol SRP. Depending on release dates, complexity etc this might be moved up to Jaybird 3.0.
Among the development issues, following organizational issues exists:
We are currently contemplating migrating to Maven-based build process that will provide us better organization of the source code and also will simplify the build process. No particular timeline exists. For now we do the release to the maven-repository with a manual step.