I would like to announce the release of version 2.5 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_2.5.zip Linux/Unix: http://www.netpromi.com/files/KirbyBase_Ruby_2.5.tar.gz Gem: http://www.netpromi.com/files/KirbyBase-2.5.gem Yes, you read that right, Martha. I finally got off my butt and created a gem for KirbyBase. This release includes a fix for a particularly subtle bug, involving indexes, that caused me quite a bit of grief for a few days while I tracked it down. Here's whats new, besides the bugfix, in this release: * Added the following new methods to KBTable: add_index, drop_index, rename_column, change_column_type, change_column_default_value, and change_column_required. * Added the ability to specify a default column value at table creation time. * Added the ability to specify, at table creation time, that a column value is required when inserting or updating records. * Removed #add_table_column and #drop_table_column from KirbyBase class and added #add_column and #drop_column to KBTable class. I felt like it made more sense to have these methods in the table's class rather than the database's class. * Added KirbyBase#rename_table method. * Added the ability to, upon database initialization, specify that index creation should not happen until a table is actually opened. This speeds up database initialization at the cost of slower table initialization later. Most of these enhancements were made to support Assaph Mehr, the developer of Pimki, in his on-going effort to create an ActiveRecord adapter for KirbyBase. Assaph made me promise to say that the KirbyBase adapter will not be 100% ActiveRecord compliant and that there is no guarantee that he will actually get it to work. That being said, it sounds like he is making steady progress and he even said I might get to take a peek at the code soon. :-) I would like to thank all of the people who provided bug fixes, suggestions, and ideas for version 2.5. Enjoy! Jamey Cribbs email@example.com Confidentiality Notice: This email message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient(s), you are hereby notified that any dissemination, unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution of this email and any materials contained in any attachments is prohibited. If you receive this message in error, or are not the intended recipient(s), please immediately notify the sender by email and destroy all copies of the original message, including attachments.
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On Dec 1, 2005, at 2:46 PM, Jamey Cribbs wrote: > I would like to announce the release of version 2.5 of KirbyBase, a > small, pure-Ruby database management system that stores it's data > in plain-text files. <snip great stuff!> Go Jamie! Downloading now, loving KirbyBase as usual! Cheers- -Ezra Zygmuntowicz Yakima Herald-Republic WebMaster http://yakimaherald.com 509-577-7732 firstname.lastname@example.org