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to view and join the conversation New version 8.5 of ADO.NET provider for Firebird is ready for download.
This release contains, among other small improvements and fixes, support for Srp256 (and quite a few related changes, like support for SPB version 3) and a fix for performance regression for synchronous code paths introduced in

An overview of all the changes can be found on GitHub.

You can get the bits from NuGet FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient, FirebirdSql.EntityFrameworkCore.Firebird and EntityFramework.Firebird.

Many thanks to BMI Leisure and Vertec for sponsoring several important features in this release!
Support Luis Fernando Batels creator of the first Rust driver for the Firebird database , buy him a coffee
According the recent poll, Firebird users are finally moving from 2.5, and now 3.0+4.0 is more than 2.5.
The firebird-driver package provides official Python Database API 2.0-compliant driver. In addition to the minimal feature set of the standard Python DB API, this driver also exposes the new (interface-based) client API introduced in Firebird 3, and number of additional extensions and enhancements for convenient use of Firebird RDBMS. The driver is written as pure-Python package (requires Python 3.8+) on top of Firebird client library ( using ctypes. Driver supports Firebird version 3.0 and higher.

You can download this driver from PyPI or or install it using pip.