MUIbase (Magic data BASE with User Interface) is a relational, programmable
database with graphical user interface for Windows, Mac, Linux and Amiga.
MUIbase is open source software distributed under the terms of the
GNU General Public License (GPL).
If you like MUIbase and would like to support it then you are welcome to
make a donation. Please visit http://sourceforge.net/projects/muibase
for more information.
MUIbase is a fast and flexible database system. It is targeted for
advanced desktop users who want to manage data in a comfortable and
powerful way. MUIbase is able to manage any kind of data, e.g. addresses,
CD series, movies, photo collections, your family tree, your income and
expense, and much more. The power of MUIbase lies in its clear and
powerful graphical user interface and its programming capabilities.
Programming MUIbase allows you to process data in various ways,
e.g. automatic calculations upon user input, generation of reports,
import and export of data, etc. For example MUIbase can be used for
calculating the total amount of income, or the total amount of recorded
time on a CD, or to automatically create and print serial letters to
MUIbase offers the following features:
* Unlimited number of projects, tables, attributes, and records.
* Attributes can be of type string, memo (multi line text), integer,
real, date, time, Boolean, choice (one item out of many items), reference
(easy way to reference a record of another table), button (for
starting MUIbase programs), and virtual (compute value on the fly).
* The string type can also manage lists of strings, files, and fonts.
A string can refer to an external image which is displayed in the
graphical user interface.
* Dynamic loading of records. Records which are not needed may be
flushed from memory (e.g. when memory is low).
* Programmability. With the easy and powerful MUIbase programming
language complex tasks can be implemented. The language also
includes a SELECT-FROM-WHERE query for easy and fast data retrieval.
* Ordering of records by any combinations of attributes.
* Flexible and powerful search and filter facility.
* Query editor which allows entering and managing of SELECT-FROM-WHERE
queries. The queries can be saved and the results can be printed.
* Optional logging of changes (adding, deleting and changing of records)
into a system log table.
* Import and export facility.
* Full documentation including user and programming manual in HTML
* Operating system independence. MUIbase is available for Linux, Windows
and Amiga. The source code of MUIbase is also available as part of a
Source Forge project.
New features since V2.11
o Optional logging of changes (adding, deleting and changing of records)
into a system log table.
o The counting of changes can now be disabled for a complete table
including the table's attributes.
o New dialog editor for table display objects.
o Panels are now part of the table display object.
o Possibility of defining record descriptions which are used when logging
changes and when listing records in list view popups.
o Record description can be computed by a trigger function. This addresses
feature request 2491815.
o New menu item for viewing all records of a table in the query editor.
o Updated license to GPL-3.
o Use GTK 3 on Linux.
o Use global menu for all windows on Linux if gtk-shell-shows-menubar is set,
e.g. when using the Unity desktop.
o The geometry layout on GTK (Windows, Mac OS and Linux) now better matches
to the one generated by MUI (Amiga).
o New demo project 'Yam-Link.mb' that demonstrates how to interface MUIbase
with Yam for storing the message IDs of emails in a MUIbase project, and
showing the corresponding Email in Yam (Amiga).
o When started from Workbench, use the search path from Workbench for
starting other processes (Amiga).
o Several bug fixes.
Steffen Gutmann, 23.02.2013