Sunday, November 30, 2008

FlameRobin user interface: SDI or tab-based?

I have started again to work on the FlameRobin redesign, with multithreaded database access. Since FR 0.9.0 is using the wxAUI library for tabbed property pages I decided to use wxAUI for all of FR:

Ideally it will be possible to open sql editor windows and property windows either in tabs or in their own parent frames. A new poll is up so we get an idea whether the current FlameRobin UI is liked (or not so much) among the FR user base.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Flamerobin + Firebird 2.1.1 on Windows7

I have tested the firebird 2.1.1 classic and flamerobin 0.9 on an Windows7 system

The setup went this way Next Next Next without issues :
1.installed firebird 2.1.1 win32 kit and I choose classic (dual core system)
2.installed flamerobin 0.9 from download area (setup version)

here are the screen shots

Also i downloaded gimp and it installed Romanian version
and is quite difficult in native language :)

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Friday, November 14, 2008

flamerobin 0.9 close to be included in jaunty jackalope

Seem to be an minor bug fixed for the sync request and I hope that flamerobin will be included in ubuntu jaunty jackalope

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flamerobin builds with gcc 4.4

Thanks to debian testers and developers for fixing this bug 

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4 different authentication methods in db registration dialog

Michael Hieke
committed code to support 4 different authentication methods in
the database registration dialog:

 - Use saved user name and password
 - Use saved user name and encrypted password
 - Use saved user name, but always ask for password
 - Use trusted user authentication

The method is selected via a choice control.  For the last two the
password entry field is disabled, for the last one both the user name
and the password entry fields are disabled.

Empty password is supported now for the first method.  Unfortunately our
user management does not allow for empty passwords.  Supporting the
creation of users without password is easy (remove two lines from IBPP),
but deleting the password of an existing user is impossible ATM.  This
needs more work anyway.

I had to modify our internal copy of IBPP slightly, will add patches for
that to SF tracker.

Testing and comments very welcome.

please download an 0.9.x snapshot
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