the version 4.3 release candidate 1 is out; I think it's a milestone in
the DaDaBIK road map: many bugs fixed and a new admin section. I hope
the 4.3 final release will be available soon, but the idea is to come
out with something that can produce applications very close to the
enterprise level quality without coding so I want to wait your feedback
on this rc1.
From the security side, DaDaBIK 4.3 beta3 in a case-sensitive
environment didn't include the htmLawed library; this left DaDaBIK
exposed to the security risk that version 4.3 beta3 was supposed to fix;
now the problem is solved and also another (potential) security problem
has been fixed as you can see from the changelog
(http://www.dadabik.org/index.php?function=show_changelog where you can
find the complete list of changes and bug fixes related to the version
4.3 rc1). So you really need to upgrade!
Teh new admin section, a lot of work: new look, some improvements in the
interface, in-line help for the interface configurator, possibility to
send feedback, to donate and to buy email/phone commercial support. The
configuration file has been improved in clarity too.
Furthermore, the documentation has been completely revised, clarifying
some aspects when needed and highlighting some new known bugs/limitations.
A completely new demo
(http://www.dadabik.org/index.php?function=show_company_demo) is also
available, it's an enterprise-oriented application: a simplified
Donations: I'm very happy to see that, just during the last 15 days, 33
people decided to give some money to the project. But it's stil a very
small fraction of all the people who download DaDaBIK (a lot) and it's
not enough to dedicate a fixed amount of time to the project like I'm
doing at the moment. Please have a look to other commercial softwares
similar to DaDaBIK, then come back here and think if it's fair or not to
donate some euros if you use DaDaBIK, considering the plus of having the
source code available.
My road map (an update soon in the section) is quite clear now: a couple
of 4.x which fill fix some bugs and/or introduce some small new features
and try to enlarge the users base introducing the support for SQLite,
IBM DB2 and (maybe) Microsoft Access, then (in 6/7 months) a version 5.0
which will come out with (maybe) some code refactoring but first of all
with a completely new security/permission infrastructure with high
granularity: the possibility to allow the user John to see just some
fields of a table for example.
In order to follow the road map I need to be economically supported ,
this is the way to allow DaDaBIK to survive. If a compamy would like to
sponsor the development of some new features (according to the company's
and the project needs), it would also be very welcome.
DaDaBIK developer and project admin