In the current master (as of yesterday), the firebird driver is active and available unconditionally (e.g. for opening an existing embedded firebird .odb file), but the "new database" wizard allows only creation of HSQLDB embedded, unless "experimental features" is turned on.
Build ID: 3564b46992fc30e212011c19043a2553178ccbca
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.13; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3;
Locale: ca-ES (ca_ES.UTF-8); Calc: group
Code pointer? https://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/connectivity/source/commontools/DriversConfig.cxx#116
Perhaps we just remove this part (aMiscOptions.IsExperimentalMode() ||
117 aInstalledDriver.sDriverFactory != "com.sun.star.comp.sdbc.firebird.Driver" )?
I've submitted a patch to https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/53090/
Xisco Fauli committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#117081: show Firebird by default
It will be available in 6.1.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.