Monday, 27 October 2008

New version of FlameRobin, Admin GUI for Firebirdsql

FlameRobin 0.9.0 is released

There is a new version of FlameRobin, a GUI for creating and managing Firebird databases. This version introduces tabbed browsing. In earlier versions of FlameRobin, you would end up with an unmanageable large number of open windows after a short while. This problem is now largely gone. (However, not everyone found this to be a problem --- see one of the comments below.)

I've mostly used FlameRobin for inspecting existing databases, for some minor editing of (existing) stored procedures, and for querying the database. The overall judgment is that it is a fine and very useful piece of software.

Update: There is no pre-compiled version for 64-bit Linux, so if this is what you need, you're on your own... (we gave up on compiling from source after 15 minutes of library dependency hell). This was on a Ubuntu machine.

Update of the update: Apparently, there was already a pre-compiled 64-bit Ubuntu version available! To find the information about the Ubuntu repository, you should not go to the download page that the announcement of the new version points to, you should go here. Thanks mariuz, for pointing this out (see comment below).

3 comments:

mariuz said...

what distro do you have

I will ask milan for an 64bit version

Lester Caine said...

Everybody prefers a different configuration, and I think Flamerobin tries to do too good a job. I prefer the multiple windows for various reasons.

The 64bit problem depends on your distribution? I get one with Mandriva so I've not seen a problem.

mariuz said...

it's already there ready to be installed
http://flamerobin.blogspot.com/2008/10/flamerobin-090-ready-to-install-on.html

also it will be included by default in ubuntu 9.04