Thursday, March 30, 2006

IBPP/Flamerobin license hopefully solved

The IBPP License 1.0 had[1] problems with Debian.

Looking at however I see a different license.

To me it looks like Expat[2], with the following changes:

1) text

to deal in the Software without restriction, including without
limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software

changed to

to use the Software as part of another work; to modify it for that
purpose; to publish or distribute it, modified or not, for that same

2) "this permission notice" changed to "this complete and unmodified
permission notice"

3) added "You will not misrepresent modified versions of the Software
as being the original."

4) removed capitalisation of the no-warranty text.

The requirement to use IBPP only as part of another work is so easily
worked-around, that is practically of no legal value. Not that see any
problem with it.

Olivier, is this the intented license for IBPP 2.5?
If yes, I should consult once again with debian-legal (just in case).


Damyan Ivanov

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Integrating IBPP 2.5 and FR license change

I plan to soon integrate new IBPP into FlameRobin (needed for
user-management stuff). I tested new IBPP with my FBExport tool, and
everything seems to work fine. If anyone has objections to it, please say

I also plan to do a license change for FlameRobin. So, guys, please
confirm that code you contributed can be re-licensed to Expat license (as
I see that discussion on the matter has ceased).

Nando, Michael, Gregory, Bart, Marius (did I miss anyone?)


[ED: Marius - agrees, Nando the same ]

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Advanced Metadata Search

It allows you to search for objects by type, name, DDL, description and columns/parameters it contains (if it's a table, view or SP). Search can be done in multiple databases, even on different servers.

For objects that are found, you get standard context menu (same as one in main tree), so you can manipulate them easily. When clicked in result list, you can optionally see the DDL for object, and the tree item is also focused. It uses the Observer Pattern, so when objects are dropped, they get removed from search results as well.

Currently only available in Subversion repository, but you might want to check it out.

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Friday, March 24, 2006

time to spread the word for flamerobin 0.6.0

- news area [DONE]
- softpedia [1/3 done linux version is updated -last time was Done by milan]
- [DONE]
- [working]
- [DONE]
- [DONE]
- [DONE]
- [DONE - start to digg it]
- [DONE but User has too many messages on the server. :(]
- [DONE]
- [DONE - filter it ]
- [DONE]
- [ i feel the wind of karma change]
- [on blog & forums ]
- warp2search [will be done by alex]
- [will be done by alex]

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FlameRobin whitepaper

it was recently concluded that the original authors have the copyright

on papers that were published at the Firebird Conference, so I decided

to make my paper available to the public.

Some small portion of the text is outdated (based on version 0.4.0),

but you can read about history and basic ideas around the project:



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Thursday, March 23, 2006

good words on phoronix

Thank you , I like the text put up by Editor (Michael) ;) , Maybe we can do an
screen shot tour/review of the flamerobin/firebird package in the future...

ps:we have to finish the interview first

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Monday, March 20, 2006

Small Firebird trigger example

After reading a post in the Firebird forum at Devshed I immediately put up a small example about writing a trigger (and also upgraded my favourite tool, Flamerobin, to the latest version) , here it goes

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Release feed-back

Guys and fellow developers

I just downloaded the gtk2 version of FR and, what can I say, Wow !

I have not been through all your improvments but at first glance after
1/2 of use this new release is very impressive:

- overall responsiveness -> MUCH better
- DDL statements -> absolutely instant, no lag time etc...
- Data grid -> much, much quicker, no more flicker when loading large
amount of data (e.g. 6000+ records) just goes very smoothly

it is even more a joy to use.

if I may and without patronizing anyone, job well done guys, thanks a lot.


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FlameRobin 0.6.0 released

Windows (setup & zip), Linux (gtk1 &. gtk2), Mac OS X and source packages are available for download. Read more here, changelog included

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Monday, March 13, 2006

The wxWidgets book is now available as a PDF

The wxWidgets book is now available as a PDF from here, at the Bruce Perens' Open Source Series page.
good for wxwidgets 2.x beginners

Releasing 0.6.0

Looks like we're ready. I'll start making the Linux packages (gtk1 and
gtk2), and I hope that you'll (Nando, Michael) find some time to build
Windows and OSX versions. I don't have any FreeBSDs around now, so we'll
skip the FreeBSD version this time.

I suggest we release source package the last, since there might be some
platform-specific changes and it would be good if the source package is
buildable on all platforms.

Well, I'm off to update the changelog now...

Milan Babuskov
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Monday, March 06, 2006

Firebird and wxWidgets

I've run into a project that looks for bugs in various open source software, including Linux kernel, Firebird and wxWidgets. Everything around FlameRobin ;) Interesting thing, Firebird seems to have three times more bugs per line of code than wxWidgets.

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