InterBase XE7 – Update 4

InterBase XE7 – Update 4

InterBase XE7 update 4 is now available for general release.

For notes on previous InterBase XE7 updates please select the links below

What’s new / updated in InterBase XE7 – Update 4?

In short. nothing new, just a few speed improvements and general fixes over update 3. Update 4:

  • Improve performance in a few specific query use cases,
  • Fixes a bug in IBConsole where databases may be created as dialect 1 rather than 3
  • Improves the partial backup feature.
  • Resolves a licensing lock issue on Windows 2012.

The resolved defects are documented on the InterBase XE7 DocWiki resolved defects page .

Downloading InterBase XE7 update 4

Embarcadero CodeCentral “Registered Users” can download the patch binaries (Server/Desktop/Developer/Trial) for Windows and Linux, and, ToGo Edition. You can find the downloads at

For new users, the trial and developer editions are available for free at

New Eddystone beacon format from Google

Google Eddystone™ beacon format

Give your users better location and proximity experiences by providing a strong context signal for their devices in the form of Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons with Eddystone™, the open beacon format from Google.

I found out today about a new Bluetooth LE beacon format that google have released called Eddystone.

This makes 3 formats for beacons along side AltBeacons and iBeacons.

The Eddystone format, like AltBeacons, is an open beacon format but allows the inclusion of additional data blobs with the beacon that can be updated once the beacons are deployed. A key part of this vision from Google is an integrated cloud based API’s that Google may well hope puts them at the centre of the growing beacon ecosystem.

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