I want to inform our users that thanks to the efforts of Philippe Makowski, we’ve got Firebird in openSUSE now. He took over the package we had in Build Service, rewrote spec file from scratch, fixed quite some errors and adjusted package in many ways. And as the result Firebird package was finally accepted yesterday (1st of September) into openSUSE Factory.
What is Firebird and why you should be interested? Firebird is open source RDBMS (relational database management system) and it is derived from Borland InterBase 6.0. It won SourceForge 4th Annual Community Choice Award in category Best Project for the Enterprise and was nominated in other categories as well. I can continue and mention features it has, but I think that the best approach will be to point you out to the following web page: