Firebird adds new features with version 2.1
May 16, 2008[From LWN.net]
Firebird 2.1 is a full version release that builds on the architectural changes introduced in the V.2.0 series. Thanks to all who have field-tested the Alphas and Betas during 2007 and the first quarter of 2008 we have a release that is bright with new features and improvements, including the long-awaited global temporary tables, a catalog of new run-time monitoring mechanisms, database triggers and the injection of dozens of internal functions into the SQL language set.
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