Glom 0.9.0
Posted on: 07/29/2005 03:51 PM

Glom 0.9.0 has been released:

With Glom you can design table definitions and the relationships between them, plus arrange the fields on the screen. You can edit and search the data in those tables, and specify field values in terms of other fields. It's as easy as it should be.

Glom uses the PostgreSQL database backend but it can not edit databases that it did not create, because it uses only a simple subset of Postgres functionality.

Here are some screenshots, with explanations:
http://www.glom.org/screenshots/

Glom is written in C++, with gtkmm, Bakery, and libgdamm. It uses Python for calculated fields, with help from pygtk.

More information is at
http://www.glom.org


*** Changes

I've increased the version to 0.9.x, to show that Glom now has almost all
the features of the planned 1.0 version:
http://www.glom.org/wiki/index.php?title=Development/Plans

glom 0.9.0:

* Remembers last-viewed record and layout: If you view a record, then go to another table, then come back, the same record will be shown, on the same layout.
* Table title is now big and bold.
* Details view:
- ID fields that identify a unique related record (e.g. a Company ID on
a contacts record) now have a Find button, so you can search for the
related record, to get the ID.
- When deleting a record, you will be asked for confirmation, as the
list view already does. And when deleting the only record, the record
will be blanked instead of still showing the dead record.
* Find:
- Really searches for substrings.
- Warns if no criteria was entered.
- Warns if no records were found.
* Updated translations:
- Canadian English (Adam Weinberger)
- Spanish (Francisco Javier F. Serrador)
- Czech (Miloslav Trmac)
- German (Hendrik Brandt)


http://www.glom.org



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