In version 4.0, Firebird will support time zones.
Within this support will come an incompatibility with previous versions' `CURRENT_TIME` and `CURRENT_TIMESTAMP` expressions.
In v4, `CURRENT_TIME` and `CURRENT_TIMESTAMP` will respectively return expressions of data type `TIME WITH TIME ZONE` and `TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE`.
To make your queries and database code compatible with future versions, from v3.0.4 you can instead use `LOCALTIME` and `LOCALTIMESTAMP`. In v3, these `LOCAL*` expressions will work indenticaly to their correspondents `CURRENT_*` expressions.
In v4, `LOCAL*` expressions will continue to work identically as now, but the `CURRENT_*` expressions will change.
You should not start using `LOCALTIME` and `LOCALTIMESTAMP` if your database may be downgraded to v3.0.3 or another version, as the old versions will not recognize the new expressions.