libgda/libgnomedb 1.3.90 released
Posted on: 08/08/2005 05:06 AM

libgda/libgnomedb are a complete framewok for developing database-oriented applications, and currently allow access to PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, SQLite, FireBird/Interbase, IBM DB2, mSQL and MS SQL server, as well as MS Access and xBase files and ODBC data sources.

libgda/libgnomedb are the base of the database support in the GNOME Office application suite, providing database access for many features in both Gnumeric and Abiword.

1.3.90 marks the API freeze for 1.3/2.0.

Changes since libgda 1.3.4
- Port GdaValue to use GValue (Daniel, Vivien)
- Disabled useless test in Firebird provider (Juan Manuel)
- GCC 4 compilation fixes (Christopher)
- Fixed #311573 (Rodrigo)
- GdaClient/GdaConnection API improvements (Vivien)
- Renamed GdaError to GdaConnectionEvent, to be used not only for errors,
but for any DB event (Vivien, Juan Manuel)
- Improved PostgreSQL/SQLite/MySQL error reporting (Vivien, Juan Manuel)
- Update to SQLite3 API (Vivien)
- Added get_specs method to GdaServerProvider, to get information on
arguments for actions (Vivien)
- Fixed PostgreSQL libraries detection (Vivien)
- Fixed NUMERIC values passing in Oracle provider (Vivien)
- Updated translations:
- vi (Clytie)

Changes since libgnomedb 1.3.4
- Removed redundant gnome_db_server_stringify_value (Vivien)
- Adapted to changes in libgda's GdaValue (Vivien)
- Support more numerical types in GnomeDbHandlerNumerical (Vivien)
- Renamed GnomeDbGrid's "create_popup_menu" signal to "populate_popup" (Vivien)
- GnomeDbTableField API cleanups and improvements (Vivien)
- Extended DTD attributes for GNOME_DB_FIELD tag (Vivien)
- Added support for browsing through large data sets in the browser
application (Vivien)
- Clever use of AUTO_INCREMENT's in result sets (Vivien)
- Fixed #310396 (M Wood)
- Compilation fixes for gtk-doc generated documentation (Andreas)
- Fixed #300082 (Kristof)
- Changed all type declarations to GNOME_DB_TYPE_* (Vivien)
- Make use of the better libgda error reporting to report better messages (Vivien)
- Improved SQL parsing and data dictionary (Vivien)
- Updated translations:
- fi (Ilkka)
- nb (Kjartan)
- no (Kjartan)
- vi (Clytie)

Tarballs are available at

To install this new version, you'll need:
* libgda: glib, libxml2, libxslt
* libgnomedb: libgda and dependencies, libgnome/ui, libglade,
libbonoboui and, optionally, gtksourceview

You can find more information at the projects' homepage
(, or you can ask any question/propose anything
you want in the GNOME-DB mailing list, which is available at

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