There is a new release for Quantum. No new user features have been added, so you don't need to update from 3.3.1, except if you want logging, or you want to add Quantum to an RCP and want the JUnit dependency removed.
Quantum 3.3.1 has been released. This release contains some bug fixes, updates and new features. All users are invited to update. The most relevant new feature is the substitution variables, where you can put a variable in your query, and be asked for a value to be substituted every time you run the query. See the Quantum Help->Query View->Variable Substitution for more info. Note that variable substitution is disabled by default.
his is basically a compatibility release, to be compatible with Eclipse 3.3. Quantum 3.0.6 will crash when opening an SQL Editor. Quantum 3.0.7 will not, but if you have active the text drag and drop (the default in Eclipse 3.3.x), you won't be able to drag and drop from the Bookmark View, as before. We'll wait till SWT allows multiple Drag and Drop targets to fully solve this issue.
This is a bug fix release. There was a couple of problems in 3.0.4, one with Eclipse 3.1 and earlier, and other with the editor, for lack of a library. These two problems are solved (hopefully) in 3.0.5
Quantum 3.0.4 is out. This will be the last release to support Java 1.4 and Eclipse less than 3.3. Much work is ahead to clean up the source code so don't expect a new release for some time.
Two new developers that work as a Pair have joined the Quantum developers community. They are carl_manaster and isidore_usa. They are very welcome on board. I'd even say Ho! ho! ho! and a bottle of rum!, to express my satisfaction :o)
Quantum 3.0.3 has been released. The 3.0.2 release is faulty and lacks the antlr library. All users are encouraged to change to 3.0.3.
At long last there is a new release. 3.0.2 is out. Check the changelog to see the changes.
The Subject tells all. Quantum now need the GEF plugin to work. Check if you have it.
Quantum plugin has a new release, the 3.0.1. Not much changes, but you'll need to have the GEF plugin installed for it to work correctly.
A new developer is to be added to our cozy group :o). Johnnyh has already provided a couple of patches, and so CVS access is to be granted to make things speedier. We welcome this new developer on board and thank him for ranting his time to this community project.
The quantum plugin update site, at:
has been updated to the 3.0.0 version. You can use it to update your plugin.
Quantum 3.0.0 is released. Here are the release notes:
This release is called 3.0.0 not because big changes are in, but because it'll be the first that will only support Eclipse 3. In due time, if user demand grants it, another release, called 2.4.6 will be made supporting Eclipse 2 and having most of the features of 3.0.0.
Then the Eclipse 2 tree will be feature-frozen.
Also, the package is now structured as several features, but basically the idea is the same, you unpack it in the Eclipse directory, delete your previous Quantum plugins and have a go.... read more
There is an update site active now for the Quantum DB plugin. It currently has the 2.4.4 release. If you want the comfort of updating your Quantum plugins without having to manually download and install, this can be for you. This update site is located at:
It has only 3.x versions, and will be updated usually some days after the releases are posted in sourceforge.net. Elvin E. Ebora is the maintainer of this facility.
Things are warming up in the Quantum developers arena. After Elvin Ebora, we are pleased to welcome a new developer, Premkumar Natarajan (Prem). He is already providing code to the Quantum plug-in. That means more help to develop the growing number of features that we have in mind. Speaking of them features, the developers will start posting them as feature requests to the RFE, so as to have a centralized check point. You can check them there from now on, and have some idea about whats coming.... read more
Some go, some come. Narrowly following the retirement of Thomas Schneider, the original developer of Quantum, we welcome a new developer, Elvin E. Ebora. He has shown a big interest in helping with the Quantum plug-in. This addition to the developer group will undoubtly help the bug solving and general development of Quantum, and also give a better response to user questions and problems.
We thank him for granting his free time to this community project. Welcome, Elvin.
At his own request, I have proceeded to remove the other admin account (Thomas Schneider) from the list of developers of Quantum. Thomas was the originator of the Quantum plugin, and lots of the code inside Quantum is still his own. However, due to lack of time, he was unable to dedicate much effort to the project in latest dates. So he decided to officially retire.
I thank him first for having created this plugin and giving his time and effort to the comunity, and also for his openness and easyness when passing me the administration of the project. I wish him the best of luck in whichever projects he involves himself. ( Snif! this farewell things always move me :o)... read more
From the 4th of June to the 28th, more or less, I (jparrai) will be more or less out of contact. I may or may not check my e-mail, depending on local conditions. So answers to questions, bugs, etc from my part may be long coming. Just that. I pat myself in the back and desire myself happy holidays :o)
The Quantum 2.3.0 release has been updated, solving a little bug, the M8 version shouldn't be needed now, so it has been deleted. Use the normal version with M8.
Quantum 2.3.0 for Eclipse 3.0 M8 is released. There was a nasty bug that hanged the entire workspace. Now it's solved. All users of Eclipse 3.0 M8 are urged to update.
Quantum 2.3.0 is released. It has minor operative changes.
There are some bugfixes and improvements. I was busy and didn't note them, but notified the interested parties, so the changelog is mostly empty. Only a relevant new feature, of no standalone use. This feature is the definition of two extension points to allow extending Quantum from other plug-ins. More info on that in the release notes. So if you are not bugged by any commented bug or want to develop a Quantum extension, it's not really worth to upgrade.
As you will surely have notice, or most likely not, Quantum has changed its licence terms. To be more precise we have changed it from being GPL (General Public License) to CPL (Common public license). The legal technicalities overwhelm me, but the CPL is the license of Eclipse, and is approved by the OSI, so all should be well :o) The change is an initiative of one of the developers, BC Holmes, with the aim of allowing easier bundling of Quantum into mixed (Open Source and not) packages. The GPL is a bit more strict, some would say less clear, in that respect.... read more
Quantum 2.2.2 is released. This is no longer considered experimental.
No new important changes, only minor bug fixes. So if you are not bugged by any bug, you can skip the release.
Quantum 2.2.1 is released. This is still considered experimental.
No bugfixes or important changes, only a new feature. So if you are not interested in the feature (allows customized copying of columns and tables, see changelog for more details), it's not worth to upgrade.
The EXPERIMENTAL new version of quantum, 2.2.0 is released. It's compiled for Eclipse 2.1.1 libraries, but it seems to work in 2.1.0. Version is beta, with many structure changes. Use only in test environments until sure it works in your systems. Check the Release Notes and Changelog for more details.