Updating recursive xml views of relations
Note also few backported improvements that are present in this release: A long-standing, legacy loophole in the handling of DPB parameters enabled ordinary users to make connection settings that could lead to database corruptions or give them access to SYSDBA-only operations.
The loophole has been closed, a change that could affect several existing applications, database tools and connectivity layers (drivers, components).
This fix, done in v.2.0.1, should remove the problems encountered under these conditions.
An important reversion to 1.5 behaviour has occurred in sub-release 2.0.1, as follows: In Firebird 2.0, a deliberate restriction was imposed to prevent anyone from dropping, altering or recreating a PSQL module if it had been used since the database was opened.
It will become publicly available in a subsequent v.2.x release.
Although the capability to run multiple Firebird servers simultaneously on a single host has been present since Firebird 1.5, we still do not provide the ability to set them up through our installer programs and scripts.
It incorporates a number of bug fixes that did not make it into the v.2.0.6 sub-release in June 2010 or have been backported from subsequent 2.1.x and 2.5.x releases.
Give special attention to the changes required in the area of user authentication.
64-bit builds for both Superserver and Classic are ready and available for installing on Linux.
However, in the interim, the port of Firebird 2.0.3 to Solaris 2.10 (Solaris 10) has been completed for both Intel and SPARC platforms. It should not be necessary to revert databases to pre-2.0.2 state but, if you used EXECUTE STATEMENT to operate on varchars, varchar data written from results might have suffered truncation.
Bugfix (CORE-1133) "The XNET (IPC) communication protocol would not work across session boundaries" affects those attempting to access databases using the local protocol on Windows Vista as well as those using remote terminal services locally on XP or Server 2003.
This sub-release does not add any new functionality to the database engine.