Thursday, December 20, 2007

FlameRobin 0.8.3 released

We've rolled out a new release as promised, mostly bugfixes with some important improvements in efficiency(faster work over slow links, faster processing of long SQL statements and more responsive data grid when used with large datasets), please download it and try it. We have binary packages for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and sources, of course. This is a bugfix release for 0.8.1. Here are the things fixed in 0.8.3.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

wxWidgets 3.0

However soon -- hopefully in the beginning of the next year -- we will release wxWidgets 3.0 which will be the first change of major version since a long time and only the second time it happens in wxWidgets history. So it may be interesting to look at what exactly has changed to warrant this and I'll try to briefly describe it in this post.
[Hurray we will get rid of wxT() macro in code ]

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

x2develop: Jiří Činčura : FlameRobin Portable

I like the software without installation, just one exe, one config saved on some well know place or near exe. For Firebird administration, I'm mainly using wfsql (better isql), IBExpert and FlameRobin (and sometimes isql).
x2develop: Jiří Činčura : FlameRobin Portable

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Quick Start Firebird : Perkenalan Praktis « Let’s Go Green !

Quick Start Firebird in indonesian language

Spotted on firebird tag area

with an small note about flamerobin :P

Quick Start Firebird : Perkenalan Praktis « Let’s Go Green !

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Windows test builds

I will be posting test builds of the SVN code for Windows (Ansi and Unicode versions) from time to time. You will be able to find them at the test-builds directory of the FlameRobin website.

The first available version is built from SVN trunk, revision 1522.

Just unzip the proper version (vc/flamerobin.exe for Windows 95 and 98, vcu/flamerobin.exe for Windows 2000, XP and Vista) into your program directory. The builds are for testing new features and may have bugs, so if you depend on FlameRobin and want to make sure that you can go back to the last official version, just rename the original executable instead of overwriting it.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Accepted flamerobin 0.8.1 in debian

it was accepted into unstable version
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Mandriva 2008 errata with new flamerobin 0.8.1 included

Various crasher bugs in Flamerobin

The version included with Mandriva Linux 2008 of Flamerobin, a database administration tool, contained various bugs that could potentially lead to crashes.

We have chosen to fix this issue by providing a new release through the /contrib/updates repository. The updated package, flamerobin-0.8.1-1mdv2008.0, was released on October 23rd 2007. It provides version 0.8.1, which fixes several of these crasher bugs. See the "Installing Updates" section, above, for instructions on installing packages from /contrib/updates.

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New test version available

I have posted a new version with the mask creation parameter set to 16.
Please download it at

and try on Windows 95, 98, 2000 and so on.


Michael Hieke

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

flamerobin 0.8.1 released

Changes: And here's the changelog for 0.8.1: New features - SQL Editor: added command to Execute statements from cursor position - SQL Editor: themable toolbar icons (support for entire FR in next version) Enhancements and Bug fixes - SQL Editor window now has a standard menu and toolbar - Editable grid: fields are now set to NULL when DELETE key is pressed in empty box - Fixed crash when Insert clicked after transaction Commit/Rollback - Fixed crash when Insert clicked while editing field value - Fixed problem with Insert being disabled until column info is loaded - Fixed charset conversion problems with editable grid and insert dialog - Insert and Delete buttons are now properly enabled and disabled - Fixed DDL extraction for usernames in privileges - Windows version can be installed without administrative privileges Files

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Download FlameRobin 0.8.0 - FlameRobin is a database administration tool for Firebird DBMS. - Softpedia

Also the softpedia page seems to be updated with some screenshots (don't know what version it is...)
Download FlameRobin 0.8.0 - FlameRobin is a database administration tool for Firebird DBMS. - Softpedia

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Flamerobin 0.8.0 download - Flamerobin (aded to

Release Notes : The ability to edit, add, and remove existing rows of the DataGrid directly was added. This works even for joins and complex queries. A basic Test Data Generator was added, as was the ability to create a selectable stored procedure for a table.
Flamerobin 0.8.0 download - Flamerobin

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Monday, October 15, 2007

FileForum | FlameRobin for Linux 0.8.0 aproved

The update of your program FlameRobin for Windows/Linux/Macosx to version 0.8.0 has been approved.

maybe i should update the screenshot also on our main screenshots area with new version

FileForum | FlameRobin for Linux

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FileForum | FlameRobin for Windows/Linux/Macosx has received a new release submission of:

FlameRobin for Linux/Windows/Macosx version 0.8.0

Once the release has been approved by FileForum editors, it will appear on the site.

FileForum | FlameRobin for Windows

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Changes in FlameRobin 0.8.0 ALPHA

New features in FlameRobin 0.8.0

- DataGrid: ability to edit (UPDATE) existing rows directly in the grid
- DataGrid: ability to add (INSERT) rows in the grid (with BLOB support)
- DataGrid: ability to remove (DELETE) one or multiple rows from the grid
- DataGrid: all features of editable grid work even for joins and complex queries
- DataGrid: data can now be exported as CSV values
- A basic Test Data Generator (please test, we need your feedback to improve it)
- Ability to create a selectable stored procedure for a table

Complete changelog

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

flamerobin/firebird livecd+bootable usb key with mandriva this time

I made a Mandriva Live CD with Firebird

Inside is Mandriva 2007.1, Firebird 2.0.1 Classic, Flamerobin, Ibwebadmin,

Default language is French, but you can change it.
The good news is that it made with MCNLive so you can do your own iso from it
and even make your own bootable usb key, simply using a wizzard !
Thanks MCNLive.

To download it :

Next step will be to add Lazarus FreePascal on it with UIB components

Philippe Makowski
Supporting users of Firebird and InterBase
Firebird serveur SQL open-source en français

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

creating an flamerobin/firebird livecd with ubuntu feisty fawn

You can download the final live cd from this page 
i used this guide
download ubuntu-7.04-desktop-i386.iso from
in my case my nearest mirror
sudo apt-get install squashfs-tools mkisofs qemu
sudo modprobe squashfs
cp ~/ubuntu-7.04-desktop-i386.iso ~/live/
cd ~/live
mkdir mnt
sudo mount -o loop ubuntu-7.04-desktop-i386.iso mnt
mkdir extract-cd
rsync --exclude=/casper/filesystem.squashfs -a mnt/ extract-cd
mkdir squashfs
sudo mount -t squashfs -o loop mnt/casper/filesystem.squashfs squashfs
mkdir edit
sudo cp -a squashfs/* edit/
sudo cp /etc/resolv.conf edit/etc/
sudo cp /etc/hosts edit/etc/
sudo chroot edit
mount -t proc none /proc
mount -t sysfs none /sys
export HOME=/root
export LC_ALL=C
in the Customization part (after you do sudo chroot edit)
I decomented the two lines in /etc/apt/sources.list sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
deb feisty universe
deb-src feisty universe
apt-get update
apt-get install flamerobin
apt-get install firebird2-super-server

Please enter new password for SYSDBA user:masterkey
apt-get clean
rm -rf /tmp/*
rm /etc/resolv.conf
umount /proc
umount /sys
chmod +w extract-cd/casper/filesystem.manifest
sudo chroot edit dpkg-query -W --showformat='${Package} ${Version}\n' > extract-cd/casper/filesystem.manifest
sudo cp extract-cd/casper/filesystem.manifest extract-cd/casper/filesystem.manifest-desktop
sudo sed -ie '/ubiquity/d' extract-cd/casper/filesystem.manifest-desktop

sudo rm extract-cd/casper/filesystem.squashfs
sudo mksquashfs edit extract-cd/casper/filesystem.squashfs
sudo -s
rm extract-cd/md5sum.txt
cd extract-cd && find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 md5sum > md5sum.txt
sudo mkisofs -r -V "$IMAGE_NAME" -cache-inodes -J -l -b isolinux/isolinux.bin -c isolinux/ -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -o ../ubuntu-7.04-desktop-i386-flamerobin.iso .
qemu -cdrom ubuntu-7.04-desktop-i386-flamerobin.iso -boot d

or write the iso ubuntu-7.04-desktop-i386-flamerobin.iso on the dvd with k3b or nautilus
after the system boots you can create an database with
the username:sysdba
and the path

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Popularity contest statistics for flamerobin (in debian )

popcon graph

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Monday, September 03, 2007

browser usage on the page

More than 57% are using firefox also the other browsers are in the charts too

konqueror, safari , opera

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

install firbird 2.0.2 and flamerobin on ubuntu dapper LTS version (amd64)

I have been a big fan of the Firebird database for a while now. It is a fast, reliable and maintenance free database which suits my needs. While it is very good at a couple of things, one of the features that I like is the fact that the entire database is stored in one file. In principle this is not important, but it is pretty clean and can be very useful.

trying to solve IT problems » Blog Archive » install firebird 2.0.2 on Ubuntu dapper amd64

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

flamerobin 0.7.6-3 in ubuntu gutsy launchpad

flamerobin 0.7.6-3 (i386 binary) in ubuntu gutsy, the interesting thing is about the building log

flamerobin 0.7.6-3 (i386 binary) in ubuntu gutsy

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

FlameRobin worth $1.2 milion

I added FlameRobin to It took our code from repository and calculated the development cost: 1.200.000 USD. Wow, I guess nobody would want to invest that kind of money into FR, but we invested our time/work instead :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

presentations held at eliberatica

Below you can find in the order listed on the conference schedule, the presentations held at eLiberatica.

eLiberatica Conference - 2007 - Welcome!

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

New testing version is here

I rebuilt FR against wxWidgets 2.8.4, with only one small change: In
Ansi build the fr_databases.conf file is saved now with the system
character set. The conversion to and from UTF-8 does not work in the
Ansi build, anyway, so all characters >= 128 (like umlaut chars) where

I hope these work for all of you, but please make a backup copy of your
fr_databases.conf file *before* you test the new executables. Please
find them at>

and check them out. Should work much better than the build against CVS
HEAD, and could be a good test for using 2.8.4 for the next official
FlameRobin build.

Thanks for any feedback

Michael Hieke

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Monday, May 07, 2007

First step to make compatible with wxWidgets CVS HEAD

*Michael commited First step to make compatible with wxWidgets CVS HEAD (see for reasons of wxChar type casts)

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Keyboard shortcuts for advanced users ?

Eugen Stoianovici wrote on the flamerobin-devel lists :

First of all, i've been using flamerobin ever since i've switched from postgress to firebird(some time last spring or summer) and it's great .
Are there any keyboard shortcuts implemented in flamerobin's main window?

It would be great if i could use my mouse less than now. Here's what i have in mind
main window
1. Shortcut for registering new server
2. Shortcut for registering new database
3. Shortcut for running a query
4. Shortcut for disconnect

query window

1. Shortcut for new window

I'ld be more than happy to implement these features but instead of diving right into coding, i wanted to ask for an unified view on this matter

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Monday, March 19, 2007

flamerobin+firebird+ibutils mentioned on one blog post (written in Italian language)

In particolare, in seguito alla continua ricerca in rete di "strumenti" (sempre aggratiss) per lavorare con Firebird e in seguito a ripetuti confronti tra tutto ciò che offre il web, mi sento di poter riassumere in due link quelli che sono attualmente i miei ferri del mestiere che, quindi, consiglio a tutti: Flamerobin, per lavorare via sql con tabelle e procedure, IBUtils per disegnare la struttura del db in maniera grafica e visuale.

michele de meo

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Fikret Added instruction how to build flamerobin using MS VC++ 2005 Express

 MSW - Visual C++ 2005 Express Build Instructions  Microsoft Visual C++ Express is a freeware version of MS Visual Studio. There are two ways to build FlameRobin. One is via the dsp/dsw  project files, and the other is via the command line makefile. Repository - [flamerobin] View of /trunk/flamerobin/BUILD.txt

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

rate flamerobin on linuxappfinder

Login or Register to rate FlameRobin, add a Tag, or designate as an alternative to a Windows app

FlameRobin | Linux App Finder

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

flamerobin used in osFinacials software

After downloading the osFinancials software, you may proceed to install the software.

The Installation process consists of 3 basic steps:

  1. Installation of the osFinancials program
  2. Installation of the Firebird Database Engine
  3. Installation of FlameRobin Database Admin Software

Single User Eng Install manual - OsFinancials Wiki

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Help us improve FlameRobin

Do you use fast-search bar ? vote in this pool

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

wrapped Millan :)

Milan got one of themand was immediately wrapped in it

Firebird Conference 2006 - ... Milan got one of them

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milan babuskov doing the presentation @ conference

He showed us the techniques he uses to do metadata updates. That was quite interesting and there was some discussion coming up how other people do it. The problem seems to be the same everywhere but there is not one solution for all ...

Firebird Conference 2006 - Milan Babuskov

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milan @ firebird conference

The Tourist

Firebird Conference 2006 - The Tourist

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Firebird Conference 2006 papers

The papers  for the Firebird Conference 2006 talks are available for download here (you need to right click and use “Save As”).
watch the
Developing Cross-Platform Applications with Firebird and wxWidgets
Milan Babuskov

Digg - Papers of Firebird Conference 2006

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Friday, January 05, 2007

how to create an local svk mirror

Here is how i created an local svk mirror for me

svk mirror //mirror/flamerobin
svk sync //mirror/flamerobin
svk cp //mirror/flamerobin //local/flamerobin
mkdir ./mariuz-flamerobin
cd ./mariuz-flamerobin
svk co //local/flamerobin

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Distributed Revision Control System and flamerobin

In case you want to use an Distributed Revision Control System like SVK (and work on a local mirror) Here  is an guide writen for Gnome project but you can apply it to flamerobin too (just replace the project name and repository)

For Once I Oneder » Blog Archive » Distributed Revision Control and Gnome

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