There have been several drivers for abandoning TableDance:
1. DBX moving from PHP core to PEAR/PECL. The Sourceforge hosting environment does not support PECL or DBX. The neat part of TableDance was hosting a demo on sourceforge. This is now broken. To get the demo working again I would have to migrate TableDance to PHP Data Objects (PDO) - the database abstration layer native to PHP.
TableDance is not the most frequently updated project but I can say for sure that I will do no work on it for three months at the least. I hope it is enough use in its current form and will try to revisit it in July 2006.
This releases allows TableDance to work pretty much out of the box with the recommended php configuration for production web servers, as opposed to the standard php configuration for development servers. TableDance will now work by default in a production environment.
I [Derek] am pleasantly surprised by the number of hits and downloads. If you are one of these people, I hope TableDance is all you hoped for, and I would like to hear from you. I have added screenshots so others know what to expect, and support/contact details in the hope that I get some feedback.
TableDance has been released for the first time. No database table will be safe from your web browser again. Uses PHP's DBX module to provide GUI and raw SQL access to various databases.