Monday, December 07, 2009

#Flamerobin in #Ubuntu Software Center

I was positively shocked :) that when you search firebird in Software Center you find flamerobin rendered niceley and it installs correctly

Mighty screenshots:

ps: in kubuntu software center is not installed by default (feature? or bug ?)
so you have to type
sudo apt-get install software-center

#Flamerobin 0.9.2 available in major #linux distros : #Mandriva , #Debian, #Ubuntu, #Fedora ,#Gentoo,#OpenSuse

Finaly OpenSuse 11.2 is out. It is the first time that Flamerobin is in official OpenSuse repositories.

After Mandriva (2010.0 that is very nice to use), Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora (and RHEL/Centos Fedora project repositories),Gentoo : we have now OpenSuse

All major free distro have now latest Flamerobin stable version (0.9.2) available in their official repositories.

Here is the list of where flamerobin 0.9.2  is included or can be installed
  • Debian linuxDebian [Done] by Damyan Ivanov
  • Ubuntu linux Ubuntu [Done] You can find in the Software Center
  • Fedora linux Fedora [Done] by Philippe Makowski
  • Ubuntu linux Gentoo [Done] By Alistair Bush on behalf of wtljr
  • Mandriva LinuxMandriva [Done] by Philippe Makowski
  • Suse Linux OpenSuse [Done] by Philippe Makowski
  • Ubuntu LinuxRed Hat Enterprise Linux [Done] by Philippe Makowski
  • Centos LinuxCentos [Done] by Philippe Makowski

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Small changes to #flamerobin / #firebird packages in #ubuntu #Lucid #Lynx

Firebird 2.1.3 is imported from debian also i saw small changes to flamerobin package in the future LTS Ubuntu release

Monday, November 16, 2009

#flamerobin officially included in #arch #linux , not in AUR

while searching for firebird packages i have found that we are officially  included in arch linux (not in AUR)

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#flamerobin and #firebird included in #opensuse 11.2 #linux by default

It's an one click install
Here is the firebird link
Here is the flamerobin link

also is so nice to see that by default we are in the software store/center in ubuntu i will make a screenshot soon

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Firebird 2.1.x and #flamerobin 0.9.2 in the #fedora 12 release notes

In the Applications Databases section from release notes on Fedora core 12 we can see the new Firebird and Flamerobin packages for it

Maybe we should add a notice on the website too

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Marco Cantu is Installing #Windows7 (From Scratch) + #Flamerobin and Firebird mention

Seems that he is using Flamerobin and Firebird from his list of installed programs
If you don't know who Marco Cantu is here is his humble bio

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

#Flamerobin One click install for #OpenSuse #Linux

Here is the oneclick install for flamerobin and for Firebird you might need them both :)

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Monday, September 07, 2009

Firebird and Flamerobin in OpenSuse

It is official
Firebird and Flamerobin have package into OpenSuse main repository
for their next 11.2 version

Here is Philippe Makowski's blog post about firebird in suse repo

Supporting users of Firebird
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

#flamerobin patch: null-handling in blob editor

Andreas Maier wrote on flamerobin-devel list

i made some improvements to blob editor. Here is a short list of it:

- The blob editor is now able to handle null values (same logic as in datagrid)
- I added a new context menu "Set field to NULL" to grid menu and sql editor menu.
- The text editor is now readonly and gray when the transaction or blob-field is readonly.

and i fixed some bugs:
- The row (#x) in blob editor caption was wrong (one to less).
- if a non blob field was selected the [Load]-Button shows [Reset].

Tested on Win XP (32bit) and Open Suse Linux 11.1 (32bit).

I hope it works.

Note: If the option "show blob in data grid" is on there will be some problems if you open blobs. In this case you will get the error "Blob already open".
I will try to find the problem next time.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

One happy firebird/flamerobin user

On lazarus db forum
I have discovered zeoslib that fits exactly and "plus" my expectations. And there is/are too much information!
All my frustrations has been changed for happyness.
If anyone have my problem I recommend Lazarus + Zeoslib + {Firebird DB + Firerobin}
Thanks to all.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Flamerobin builds ok now with wxwidgets 2.9.0 in STL mode

Here is the full thead with wxwidgets 2.9.0 compiling

Well, it did compile before with wxWidgets 2.9, but the fixes were necessary to allow compiling with wxWidgets in STL mode (this was the cause of the bug report we got).

And here is the quick patch already in SVN
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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Blob Editor on the way

Here is the thread with new blob editor for Flamerobin with screenshots

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flamerobin will switch to git

Here is the full thread with the svn -> git switch discussion
Seems that everyone agrees that git is faster and better and now there are good tools too for it

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Firebird + Flamerobin Tutorial

Guide is in Portuguese

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flamerobin 0.9.2 around the web

Pages that are already updated
We need some votes or rates on these sites

Seems that flamerobin 0.9.2 is now in debian testing and usage is growing

To do fileforum update , We are best rated in Database area !

User settings directory on Windows

we have a bug report for FlameRobin on Windows - see

which I'm a little unsure about how to handle. Basically since the
introduction of the Config class wxStandardPaths::GetLocalDataDir()
instead of wxStandardPaths::GetDataDir() is used, which results in the
behaviour the bug reporter noticed. This is of concern only in a domain
environment with roaming user profiles, but for users in those it is
probably really a nuisance.

Should we correct this? The way I see it transparently migrating data
from CSIDL_LOCAL_APPDATA to CSIDL_APPDATA won't be noticed on "standard"
systems, and the possible conflicts for domain users with roaming
profiles would be one-time, with the effect of FlameRobin doing the
right thing from then on. I'm not sure about keeping settings in both
locations and merging them on start - this would be the right thing to
do, but the effort to do it now would be too big, especially as the
config() singleton is not a good base for this.

IMHO the meaning of the "$user" path macro should be changed as well,
with "$user" resolving to wxStandardPaths::GetDataDir() and something
like "$user_local" resolving to wxStandardPaths::GetLocalDataDir().

Any comments and insights very welcome.


Michael Hieke
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Save as CSV file creates tab separated file and how to configure it

There is a config setting that allows user to
choose between comma and tab. We just never exposed it to the
end-user. Just add


to your fr_settings.conf file and see what happens.

See the full thread on flamerobin-devel

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

new windows release fixes the double click on the tree items

there was an bug when double clicking on the tree items and is just in 0.9.2 version , but now is fixed if you download from sf area
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Flamerobin 0.9.2 for ubuntu jaunty/intrepid/hardy is released

you need to add my ppa repository to /etc/apt/sources.list

then do an apt-get install flamerobin

here is how installed on my jaunty ubuntu
sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mariuz.list
or use pico
sudo pico /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mariuz.list
deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

import my gpg key (in one line)

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install flamerobin

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flamerobin 0.9.2-1 Accepted in Debian unstable

Here is the mail with the acceptance message
And the download page for flamerobin package

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

FlameRobin 0.9.2 is released

Source, Windows (setup and zip), Linux (Slackware/gtk2) and MacOS X
binary packages are available for download. Win64 port and packages
for various Linux distributions (and maybe FreeBSD) should follow
shortly. This is mostly a bug fix release.

New features:

- Support for trusted authentication
- Databases can now be recreated from existing registration info
- Transaction isolation level can now be selected in SQL editor
- Win64 port
- Allowed deleting from system tables (ex. to stop queries via

As usual, it also has a lot of bugfixes and minor enhancements:

- Fixed problems with mangled UTF8 identifiers
- Improved autoincrement triggers
- Drop FK only once for self-referencing tables in Rebuild script
- Improved management of passwords in connection dialogs
- Case insensitive DoMaIn keyword detection
- Fixed reported length of char fields in DDL extraction of system tables
- Fixed minor DDL extraction problem with BIGINT and scale
- Search words are now highlighted in advanced metadata search results
- DataGrid: sum of values of selected cells in the grid is shown in
status bar
- Data grid cell editor now has a popup menu of a standard edit control
- Data of CHAR type using multibyte character set has correct padding now
- Database file size is now reported correctly for databases over 2GB
- Opening pages in tabs can now be controlled with Shift/Control keys
- Information on database property page is reloaded without reconnecting
- Fixed focus problem with property pages
- Fixed broken descriptions of system table columns in property pages
- Optionally display sources of all triggers on table property page
- Controls are now focused before their popup menus are shown
- Improved usability of menus and commands via keyboard
- SQL Editor: Improved detection of field sizes in resulting dataset
- Fixed statement parsing when SUBSTRING function is present
- Fixed column autocompletion for JOINed tables
- Fixed code completion when tables are listed in SQL89 order
- Fixed crash when opening query window and pressing F5 or F8 at once
- Improved the way views are switched in SQL editor
- Fixed completion under Mac OS X
- Other minor improvements and fixes to SQL editor
- Statement execution time is now displayed with milliseconds precision
- Minimum required version of wxWidgets is now 2.8.


Milan Babuskov

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Flamerobin 0.9.2 Win32 installer and ZIP files, also the Mac OS X DMG

Michael Hieke uploaded Win32 installer and ZIP files, also the Mac OS X DMG. On
Tuesday he will be able to create Win64 files as well.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Preparation for 0.9.2 release

Here is the list of changes (not final)

Milan Babuskov wrote :

I updated the changelog. I'll upload the Linux binary packages in a
few hours when I get to my dev. computer. Feel free to build and
upload the rest.

When all binaries are up, I'll tag the sources and upload the source
package as well.

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Erlanger Firebird Conference 2009 (EFBT). [Canceled]

Here is the list of papers for EFBT09 in May 2009

As till now the willingness of sponsors and the number of applications for the conference is both very low we have to decide in short after Easter wether it can take place at all. So hurry up with registration!

Registration via

Friday, March 27, 2009

flamerobin + python driver in fedora

seems that after firebird , flamerobin will be included in fedora

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Flamerobin - Robin readbreast

An small blog mention but the translation is funny maybe
Flamerobin will be included in the Russian Linux XP , you know it makes sense if you translate
Flamerobin with google :)

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