MWA Software is please to announce release 1.4.3 of IBX for Lazarus. This is a maintenance release primarily of interest to Windows users. Specifically:

1. A workaround is provided for bug http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=30622. This bug results in an empty string when transliterating to the CP_NONE character set on Windows and caused several reported errors in IBX.

2. TIBStringField and TIBMemoField now always return UTF8 encoded strings (strings received from the database), if necessary transliterated from the character used to return the string. This avoids LCL issues where the LCL assumes UTF8.

For other changes please see the change log.

This is intended to be the last release in the IBX 1.x.x series. IBX2 is now in testing and will include support for both the legacy Firebird API and the new Firebird 3 API. IBX2 will require fpc 3.0.0 and Lazarus 1.6.0 or later.