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Tora 3 Alpha Released

This version includes rewrites of several core components. These should improve stability and also remove exec-time dependency on oci.dll.

Posted by Ivan Brezina 2013-10-21

Win32 binary build available

There is a non-packaged (just a zip file) win32 binary build available in the files area now. Note - it includes a stub OCI.DLL file that will allow the tora executable to work even if oracle isn't installed. (So we don't have to have two separate tora binaries w/ and w/o oracle.)

If you have oracle installed on your system, remove the oci.dll from the tora directory.

I know there are some issues with this build (lack of installer, help doesn't work quite right, etc.), but it is functional, and I'll be working on trying to get a proper installable version.... read more

Posted by Nathan Neulinger 2010-01-12

TOra 2.1.0 released!

TOra 2.1.0 is now available in the download area with new updates listed
below. Additionally, the primary TOra home page has been moved from
sourceforge to http://www.torasql.com, a dokuwiki based site to allow for
easier updates.

This new release brings more new features and updated stability into
your database related work.

* Improved Describe Object tool.
* Improved SQL Editor.
* New "DockBars" for connections and filesystem browsing.
* DB Browser tool is rewritten.
* Improved Code Browser.
* Improved support for PostgreSQL and MySQL.
* Read statement plan from V$SQL_PLAN when available. And
switch on/off explain plan from v$plan_table.
* Native Mac OS X bundle (still experimental or in "beta"
state).
* Copy-Paste and Export features in the Data Grids.
* Internal libraries updated.
* and many more various bugfixes.... read more

Posted by Nathan Neulinger 2009-09-08

TOra: 2.0 Released

TOra is a Toolkit for Oracle which aims to help the DBA or developer of database application. Features PL/SQL debugger, SQL worksheet with syntax highlighting, DB browser and a comprehensive set of DBA tools. TOra also includes support for MySQL and Post.

After over a year of work since we first started migrating to QT4, we are proud to release version 2.0. There have been many improvements:

- Greatly improved stability, memory usage and performance
- 11g support
- Instantclient support
- A new unit testing tool
- Updated Postgres schema browser support, added new statistics and session management tools
- First release with Qt OpenSource for Windows... read more

Posted by Mike Johnson 2008-11-05

New developers wanted...

If you're a significant user of tora and have any Qt or web/html experience, we're definately looking for new developers to add to the project.

In particular, any of you who have previously been working on patches/enhancements/binary builds/etc - please contact me at nneul@umr.edu, and we can get you added to the project.

Posted by Nathan Neulinger 2005-02-16

New life for TOra!

Henrik and Quest Software have graciously agreed to pass the torch for development of TOra. In conjunction with the future re-licensing of Qt/Windows, this should hopefully mean that TOra has a good future ahead of it.

Posted by Nathan Neulinger 2005-02-16

News moved

The news has moved to the TOra homepage at http://www.globecom.se/tora.

/Mauritz
GlobeCom AB

Posted by Henrik Johnson 2002-01-02

TOra 1.2 released

Improved server tuning, MySQL support, code completion, DBMS alert tool, invalid object browser,
improved SQL tuning, statistics manager, p-file editor, extent viewer, more responsive UI and
lots of minor usability enhancements and stability improvements.

/Mauritz
GlobeCom AB

Posted by Henrik Johnson 2001-12-06

First release candidate for TOra 1.2

TOra 1.2 is vastly improved in mostly all areas of the program. Highlights include improved server tuning, better UI responsiveness, MySQL support and code completion for editor.

/Mauritz
GlobeCom AB

Posted by Henrik Johnson 2001-11-02

Survey of features for the 1.4 release of TOra

There is a new survey up to give input for what to consentrate development for the 1.4 release. For those who helped out with the 1.2 survey you will still recognise some of the items, but some are new. You can find the survey at:

https://sourceforge.net/survey/survey.php?group_id=16636&survey_id=12339

/Mauritz
GlobeCom AB

Posted by Henrik Johnson 2001-10-26

TOra version 1.0.0 released

Today the first stable release of TOra was released. TOra is a cross platform
toolkit for Oracle which aims to help the DBA or developer of database
application. Currently binaries are available for Linux and Windows, but it is
known to compile on Solaris and probably works on other unixes. It features an
SQL worksheet with PL/SQL block parsing. PL/SQL debugger and editor with syntax
highlighting, Schema browser, UNICODE support, printing and a full suite of DBA
management tools.... read more

Posted by Henrik Johnson 2001-08-30

Survey closed for 1.2 features

I have decided to close the poll for 1.2 features since I'm just about
to branch it and start hacking away. I got 12 responses. The results
are as follows:

Modify objects through browser: 4.58
Visual reverseengineering: 3.91
Code completion in worksheet: 3.50
Improved database tuning: 3.42
Support for objects in Oracle: 2.17
Querybuilding by point & click: 1.67

Which basically means for me that I will do the first 3, and probably
skip the last 2. Especially the last one will definitely be
dropped. This corresponded very well with my own thoughts, except
probably the first item which I would have placed third (I never use
the browser myself). There were also a few other suggestions of
improvements.... read more

Posted by Henrik Johnson 2001-07-30

Release candidate 1 for 1.0 released

The first release candidate is released with lots of small usability enhancement and a completed user manual.

/Mauritz
GlobeCom AB

Posted by Henrik Johnson 2001-07-11

Survey available for features to implement in 1.2

There is a new servey to determine what you would like me to concentrate on when 1.0 is ready for the next 1.2 TOra release. Help me make a better program.

/Mauritz
GlobeCom AB

Posted by Henrik Johnson 2001-07-04

TOra now available for Windows

With the new release of TOra a version is now available for download.

TOra is a Toolkit for Oracle which aims to help the DBA or developer of database application. It features an SQL worksheet with PL/SQL block parsing. PL/SQL debugger and editor with syntax highlighting, Schema browser, UNICODE support, printing and a full suite of DBA management tools.

Posted by Henrik Johnson 2001-07-02