KirbyBase 2.4


#1

I would like to announce the release of version 2.4 of KirbyBase, a
small, pure-Ruby database management system that stores it’s data in
plain-text files.

You can download it here:

Windows: http://www.netpromi.com/files/KirbyBase_Ruby_2.4.zip
Linux/Unix: http://www.netpromi.com/files/KirbyBase_Ruby_2.4.tar.gz

I know, I know, where’s the gem? Well, it’s not for lack of help. Both
Hugh S. and Assaph M. have been kind enough to supply me with
gemspec files for KirbyBase. I promise I will put a gem together real
soon now.

Anyway, here’s whats new in this release:

  • Added a new column type: :Time. Thanks to George M. for
    coding
    this enhancement.
  • Added more functionality to Memo and Blob fields. They are no longer
    just read-only. You can now also write to them from KirbyBase. The
    interface for Memo and Blob fields has changed because of this.
  • Added the ability to specify, when you initialize a database
    connection,
    a base directory where memo/blob fields will be stored.
  • Changed the way indexes are handled by KBTable in client/server mode.
    Now, when KBTable grabs an index from KBEngine, it will hold onto it
    and
    re-use it unless it has been modified since the last time it grabbed
    it.
    This speeds up subsequent queries on the same index.
  • Removed the restriction that the child table had to exist before you
    could define a Link_many field in #create_table. I did this so that
    it would possible to now define many-to-many links. See the example
    in
    the distribution. This also goes for Lookup fields.
  • Added two sample scripts: kbserverctl.rb and kbserver_daemon.rb, that
    show how to set up a KirbyBase server process as a Windows Service.
    Thanks to Daniel B. for his excellent package, win32-service.
  • Thouroughly revised the manual. I used the excellent text document
    formatter, AsciiDoc. Many thanks to Stuart R. for developing
    this
    great tool.
  • Fixed a bug in KBTable#clear that was causing the recno counter not to
    be reset. Thanks to basi for this.

I would like to thank all of the people who provided bug fixes,
suggestions, and ideas for version 2.4.
Enjoy!

Jamey C.
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#2

congrats for a new release!

-g.


#3

Yes, congratulations! I really love kirbybase as a lightweight pure
ruby db. Keep up the great work Jamie!

Cheers-
-Ezra

On Nov 14, 2005, at 1:26 AM, George M. wrote:

You can download it here:

interface for Memo and Blob fields has changed because of this.

  • Removed the restriction that the child table had to exist before
  • Thouroughly revised the manual. I used the excellent text document
    Enjoy!

Jamey C.
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-Ezra Z.
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