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 Sasse and Assaph Mehr 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 Moschovitis 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 Berger for his excellent package, win32-service. * Thouroughly revised the manual. I used the excellent text document formatter, AsciiDoc. Many thanks to Stuart Rackham 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 Cribbs firstname.lastname@example.org
on 2005-11-13 20:20
on 2005-11-14 10:26
congrats for a new release! -g.
on 2005-11-14 17:59
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 Moschovitis 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 Cribbs >> email@example.com >> >> > > > -- > > -Ezra Zygmuntowicz Yakima Herald-Republic WebMaster http://yakimaherald.com 509-577-7732 firstname.lastname@example.org