Vivien Malerba | 2 Sep 09:58 2007
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Libgda/Libgnomedb version 3.1.1 available

I'm pleased to annouce that the first beta version of
libgda/libgnomedb (version 3.1.1) have been released, which is the
first version of the unstable 3.1.x series.

libgda/libgnomedb are a complete framewok for developing database-oriented
applications, and actually allow access to PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase,
SQLite, FireBird/Interbase, IBM DB2, mSQL and MS SQL server, as well as
MS Access and xBase files and ODBC data sources.

libgda/libgnomedb are part of the GNOME Office application suite, providing
database access for many features in both Gnumeric and Abiword.

Changes from version 3.0.x include:

For Libgda:
========
 - Require inltool 0.35.5 when building from svn (Murray Cumming)
 - SQLite now version 3.4.2 (Vivien Malerba)
 - Added support for cursor-only access for data models returned by
the PostgreSQL provider (Vivien Malerba)
 - WIN32 port functionnal (needs testing, Vivien Malerba)
 - Installation is relocatable (Vivien Malerba)
 - New virtual connection feature, which allows to run SQL commands on
data models (Vivien Malerba)
 - Reworked the BDB provider to use virtual connections (Vivien Malerba)
 - Embedd the libcsv library (http://sourceforge.net/projects/libcsv/)
for CSV parsing
 - Reworked the documentation
 - Many small corrections and improvements
 - New code examples (BDB usage, virtual connections)
 - New command line tool (similar to psql)
 - Reworked reports engine (breaks API -- the previous implemention
did not work)
 - Bug fixes: #432798, #432798, #433687, #316698, #449725, #450043,
#454896, #467273 (Armin Burgmeier,
   Marc-Andre Lureau, Piotr Pokora, Vivien Malerba)
 - Translations:
        - ar (Djihed Afifi)
        - zh_HK (Chao-Hsiung Liao)
        - zh_TW (Chao-Hsiung Liao)
        - es (Jorge Gonzalez)
        - vi (Clytie Siddall)
        - fi (Ilkka Tuohela)
        - eu (Inaki Larranaga Murgoitio)

For Libgnomedb:
============
 - Use libgcrypt instead of openssl (Gustavo R. Montesino)
 - New (experimental) graph widget based on the GooCanvas library
(Vivien Malerba)
 - Support automatic graph layout if the GraphViz library is present
(Vivien Malerba)
 - WIN32 port functionnal (needs testing, Vivien Malerba)
 - Installation is relocatable (Vivien Malerba)
 - Glade 3.3.x support (Vivien Malerba)
 - New grid-based plugin (Carlos Savoretti)
 - New demos in gnome-db-demo (Vivien Malerba)
 - Many small corrections and improvements
 - Bug fixes: #437212, #426007, #448359 (Claude Paroz, Gustavo R.
Montesino, Vivien Malerba)
 - Translations:
        - ar (Djihed Afifi)
        - zh_HK (Chao-Hsiung Liao)
        - zh_TW (Chao-Hsiung Liao)
        - es (Jorge Gonzalez)
        - vi (Clytie Siddall)
        - eu (Inaki Larranaga Murgoitio)

Tarballs are available (or should soon be) at
ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/libgda/3.1/ and
ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/libgnomedb/3.1/

To install this new version, you'll need:
* libgda: glib, libxml2, libxslt
* libgnomedb: libgda and dependencies, Gtk+ >= 2.6.0, libgnomeui,
libglade, gtksourceview

You can find more information at the projects' homepage
(http://www.gnome-db.org), or you can ask
any question/propose anything you
want in the GNOME-DB mailing list, which is available at
http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-db-list.

Gmane