As each year now, a new release. A bit like last year, this is essentially a maintenance release with mainly bug and regressions fixes.
Code review is still work progress, meaning that few new functionalities are available, but I hope a (far) better one for next year.
The web site should be updated within a few hours, or tomorrow.
Enjoy anyway and happy new year.
Hi dear numerous users,
This is the (20)0.7 flavour, not a so good one, as usually, but, as you see, the project is not (yet) completely dead and, (at least) I continue to think that better ones can come, one day...
I am not convinced that I will release prepackaged binaries this time as I still did not start to secure the code. I still need to think about that. Anyway, the most usable part being the PHP part, compilation is not really needed.... read more
Here comes 0.6.3 which is not a very stable release but brings lot of additions: new drivers, a PHP framework and packaging.
Happy new year further.
Here comes at least a more stable release, fixing bugs that I discover by using (mainly the Qt) binaries by myself.
I hope to have fixed most compilation issues, but have unfortunately not enough time to perform extensive testing on different distributions (I compile and install once on Mandrake, several times on Debian and once in a while on Cygwin, then I release).
Other stability issues have been addressed and, once again, I hope that they will generate less segfaults.
The beginning of a real securisation work is planned for next release including a small test suite performing crash test on the drivers compiled with Electric Fence. A good start, isn't it ?... read more
Here is a short summary of the current issues at this time, several months after last release:
- ncurses 0.5.3 is out and begin to spread, revealing a hidden bad design in ncurses datasheet code. The effect is that on tables containing large columns (and/or large data into them), the datasheet doesn't display any data. Only workaround available (not valid for all circumstances): use the -tw flag to force larger columns. To fix this ugly bug, I probably need to review the whole code design (?).
- Qt 3: libqt.so not found on some distributions, empeaching compilation of Qt front-end: workaround is to soft link libqt-mt.so to libqt.so, then run ldconfig, configure, make. This bug will be fixed in the next configure.ac
- newer autotools (autoconf, automake) have now more strict rules regarding regeneration of configure script, with the consequence that it is impossible to regenerate it on newer systems. No other workaround than generate it on an older system. For the next release, I will redesign the layout of the source tree in order to comply with those new rules.... read more
Here is another release introducing loadable drivers for some popular RDBMS'es and datasheets.
Actually, a small bug remained empeaching to compile on Cygwin: that's why 0.6.1.1 is here 2 days later with exactly the same code plus the small bug fix in configure.
I hope they are not too unstable and wish you pleasure with it.
For various reasons, 0.5.1 never entered CVS, so, here is 0.6.0 which includes many enhancements not initially scheduled for 0.5.1, a.o. a Qt based front-end, a configure script, and, of course, enhancements to the parser anounced for 0.5.1, plus some others.
Also, it is now tagged as alpha, not prealpha anymore, a.o. because it successfully passes tests on several hundreds of tables, more than hundred thousand lines parsing, but is still not secure programmed.... read more
0.5.0.1 is the first public release. I was planning to release 0.5.0 but found, while working on 0.5.1 (which will include reverse on comments, grants and fk's as triggers) that it contained a quite heavy memory leak, so here is 0.5.0.1.
Older versions have not interest imho as they must be rather unstable.
Actually, I left it flagged as pre-alpha, but I wonder if it should not have been flagged beta, as I use it daily without too many problems (on a PIV, 256 Mb ram, of course).
Do not hesitate to drop me a mail if you find it usefull (eventhough you will prefer 0.5.1, I'm sure :)
or know about similar projects with whom I could maybe try to merge.